Cross River To Repair And Rehabilitate 40 VVF Patients Free

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By Elijah Ugani: Health Correspondent

The Cross River State Government has flagged off the second round of repairs and rehabilitation of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients across the 18 local government areas of the state.

No fewer than 40 patients are to benefit in this round which comes four months after the first round held in April.

And, Cross River Health Commissioner, Dr. Inyang Asibong says the exercise will be carried out on a monthly basis until the state is VVF-free.

The state has several VVF centers across the state and is carrying out the exercise in collaboration with Engender Health, the implementing partner for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the state.

It also forms part of a week long of activities to mark the Safe Motherhood Week which commenced Monday today across the state said Dr. Asibong said.

She said the first phase which was held in April recorded huge successes and the state has a budget line in place for its sustainability.

The program manager kf Engender Health in the state, Dr. Iyeme Efem commended the state for creating Fistula centers across the state and sought for more collaboration.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the Federal Government has waived treatment fees for VVF in all Federal Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals across the country said the Federal Government’s VVF desk officer in the state, Mrs. Ogunmaye Peters.

Beneficiaries of the free VVF scheme shared their experiences at the event and called on other women to participate (Credit: CRSMOH/Uche Alex)

Two beneficiaries who were repaired at the Fistula center in Ogoja, Elizabeth Ebakayam and Alice Ugar shared success stories after putting to birth at the same centers to prove their recovery.

Both ladies called on others with same problem to register for the process which they said was free.

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