By Aisha Wakaso
The wife of the Niger State Governor and Founder of RAiSE Foundation Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello has conducted free Vesico Vaginal Fistula surgeries for 30 women in Bida.
She opened a VVF camp where women with the condition across the state gathered in Bida for the surgeries.
She stated that proper education and sensitization, VVF could be eliminated from the society. She further stated that prolonged labour is one of the main causes of VVF ‘prolonged labour is the major cause of VVF and instead of going to the Primary Health Care Centers close to them, they try to deliver at home which leads to complications’
‘Eventually, when they are taken to the hospital, the might have lost the child and then developed the condition. Abubakar also stated that her Foundation has commenced plans to set up a Fistula Center that will serve the North Central as she added that there is none in the zone adding that she is hoping that government will make the Center the center for the zone as there is only one in the North East.
She enjoined Nigerians to join in the fight against VVF saying that it is everybody’s business to join in the sensitization and educating people on the need to access primary health care centers.