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Niger women access free surgery

13 November 2015, 08:45

Abuja - Dr Amina Sani Bello, the Niger First Lady, has conducted a free surgical camp for women with Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in the state.

The camp is aimed at improving the maternal health of women in the region.

More than 20 women with VVF condition across state have initially benefitted.

Bello operated on the women for free in collaboration with the Sani Bello Foundation (SANBEL).

The latter invited some VVF surgeons from Kastina and Kano States for the operations carried out at the General Hospital, Kontagora.

“The aim was to proffer treatment to the women who had this condition and had no money to treat them surgically," Bello said.

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She was hopeful curing them from this ailment will give them a better life.

"VVF is a terrible condition which usually affects women in the poor areas and because they are poor, it is difficult to get treatment."

Bello disclosed plans to open a VVF Centre in Niger State to address the backlog of untreated women with VVF.

Ahead of the establishment of the centre, Bello's foundation intends to conduct free surgical camps in the three senatorial zones in the state.

Bello called on the government to improve the healthcare system to enable the women get access to ante-natal care and skilled birth attendants. 

She also called on the government to employ more skilled doctors who can perform Ceaseran operations and improved infrastructure.

- CAJ News


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