Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus has completed the successful repair of 35 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).
The actress through her foundation The Extended Hands Foundation with the support of NNPC/SNEPCo helped 35 Women With VVF In Kebbi State.
The pool effort took place at the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development VVF Center in Gesse, Birin-Kebbi and received the co-operation of the Kebbi State Government.
Led by Stephanie Linus, the Extended Hands Foundation team was received by the Governor of the state Dr Abubakar Bagudu and the First Lady Dr Zainab Bagudu.
They both paid visits to the women at the VVF Center, showing their support for the cause.
All the repairs have been completed successfully and the women are recovering well.
Stephanie Linus, who spent some time with the women at the VVF Center during the course of the exercise, expressed her appreciation to the sponsors of the pool effort – NNPC/SNEPCo for investing in this cause. She also added that this was the second time the foundation was carrying out such an exercise in Kebbi state.
The team of medical staff was led by Dr Sa’ad Idris, a seasoned VVF Surgeon and former Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State with over 20 years experience in the field. He was assisted by Dr Abubakar Bawa, and other doctors and nurses at the VVF Center.
Stephanie Linus has been taking the message of restoration and hope to real women suffering from VVF.