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Stephanie linus’ foundation offers free surgery to women

13 January 2015, 12:26

Lagos - Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus has used her foundation, Extended Hands Foundation to offer free surgeries to 15 women.

For some years the foundation has been focused on helping women with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) – a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth, and giving them a chance at living normal lives through free repair surgeries.

Recently through the support of Diamond Bank PLC, 15 women living with VVF received free repair surgeries at the Kwara Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State.

Also read:Stephanie Linus supports vaginal surgeries for 20 women

Before the surgeries, many of them had been shunned and separated from their families as a result of the embarrassing effects of the condition.

Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) is a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth.

 The consequence of such damage is a woman’s inability to control the flow of urine or faeces.

 It occurs more often in young women during childbirth, as their bodies are not yet mature for the process.


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