Actress, Stephanie Linus’ Extended Hands foundation reaches out to ladies living with VVF
By Sewe Ishola
Nollywood actress and producer of Dry, a movie that created awareness about Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), Stephanie Linus has reached out to women living with the condition in Kebbi state, via her Extended Hands Foundation.
With the support of corporate bodies and the state government, 35 VVF patients underwent successful surgery to treat their condition The women are said to be recovering well post surgery.
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.
Against the backdrop of her Child Bride and Fistula advocacy movie, DRY, Stephanie Linus has been taking the message of restoration and hope to real women suffering from VVF.
See photos from her visit below: