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
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
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
She also called on the government to employ more
skilled doctors who can perform Ceaseran operations and improved
- CAJ News