UNFPA to treat 50 women for VVFP

Nazifi Dawud

The Kano state government has collaborated with the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) to provide free treatment and empowerment to at least 50 women living with Vesico Vaginal Fisutal (VVF) in Kano state.

This was revealed in a statement sent to Kano Focus by the spokesperson of the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi.

The statement said the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad Umar flagged off the 5-day treatment exercise at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital on Thursday.

“Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad assured that her Ministry would provide efficient rehabilitation of the VVF repaired patient at Kwalli VVF centre with provision of feeding, training and empowerment during their five week stay at the centre.

“Speaking earlier, the doctor in charge of VVF section in the Hospital, Dr. Amiru Yola commended the efforts of the present administration and UNFPA toward supporting women with Visco Virginal Fistula operation free in the state,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the commissioner also promised to improve the welfare of internally displaced children at Mariri Rehabilitation Centre in the state.

Dr Zahra’u who made the promise during a familiarization visit to the centre, solicited the support of the state Ministry of Education to achieve the objective.

The commissioner called on the staff of the center to “re- dedicate themselves in providing proper care to the vulnerable children while reiterating the state government’s commitment in improving the lives of the children.”


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