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Bauchi NGO Enlightens Women On Menace Of Fistula VVF


Bauchi NGO Enlightens Women On Menace Of Fistula VVF.

By Idris Khalid.

A Bauchi State based Non-governmental organization under ‘Zainab Tessy and Fistula Foundation’ conduct an enlightenment Seminar for womenfolk on the menace of Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in Kirfi and Alkaleri Local Government Areas of the State last weekend.

The exercise which pulled an unprecedented crowd of women from the two LGAs, due to the increasing number of women being affected by the menace in the councils’ areas was successful.

Two victims of the VVF, Hajara Bello and Malama Rakiya Ali both from Lumi village in Kirfi LGA, said they were stigmatised by people, especially their husbands because of the ailment which they got as a result of prolong labour during childbirth.

They however,said that they were successfully treated at the VVF Medical Centre, Ningi in the State .They also explained that the ugly ailment has forced them to adopt Family Planning with a view to forestall the reoccurrence of it.

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A medical expert, Dr. Mansur Dada during the occasion spoke at length on the dangers inherent in Fistula and preventive measure against the ailment, stressing the need for pregnant women to regularly visit maternity clinics.He explained further that it is through regular visit to maternity Clinics that pregnant women would be kept abreast about their maternal health and be able to avoid any complications that could result to VVF.

Dr. Dada debunked the insinuations that early marriage is the cause of Fistula, saying “Early marriage followed by prenatal visitation leads to safe delivery for pregnant woman”.

Dada attributed the objective behind the formation of the NGO to Zainab Tessy Halid and her concern for the womenfolk, especially pregnant women with the intention of educating them on the dangers inherent in vaginal Fistula.

Zainab Halid told newsmen that her enlightenment drive took her to various towns and villages across Bauchi State with the aim to educate and enlighten the womenfolk on the menace of the fistula ailment among women and girls.

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