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NGO & CHAN Lagos State Organise Free Vesico Virginal Fistula, VVF Surgery For Women Dec. 2-7 | Registration Is Ongoing!

According to medical experts, Vesico Virginal Fistula (VVF), is defined as a hole that develops between the vagina and the bladder, resulting in uncontrollable leaking of urine through the vagina.

The most common cause of VVF is prolonged labour, early marriage, poverty, poor maternal and antenatal care, malnutrition, genital mutilation and women’s limited control over the use of family resources.”

VVF is as old as humankind. According to history, the first VVF Hospital in the world was built in New York. Currently, it is said to be used as a 5-star hotel because the scourge has been eradicated following advancement in medicine and technology.

For the second time this year, foremost Vesicovaginal Fistula, (VVF) surgeon, Dr Sunday Lengmang, will be in Lagos to conduct free VVF surgery for many still suffering the ailment.

READ ALSO: Medical Experts School Women On VVF, How To Avoid And Overcome The Embarrassing Condition

The outreach is collaboration between Christian Health Association (CHAN) Lagos State, chapter and VVF NGO.

According to the Chairman, CHAN, Lagos State chapter, Dr Abayomi Ogunbekun, the free surgery will take place at Hoarse Memorial Methodist Cathedral Hospital, 321, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba, Lagos, between December 2 and 7, 2019, and registration is ongoing. He said:

“Already, registration and screening of the patients have started. We started doing this so as to know the number of patients that we will be attending to and encourage interest women to come forward.

“Dr Lengmang was here between June 24 and 28, 2019, for the same exercise. We were encouraged by the turnout of patients and surprised at the number of women who showed up afterwards requesting to be attended to.

“Initially, we had believed that VVF was an ailment only prevalent in the northern parts of the country but we were wrong. There are many even here in Lagos plagued with similar challenge. They too need help.”

Source: Daily Sun


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