Stephanie Okereke-Linus Actress helps 35 women with VVF

The actress through her foundation The Extended Hands Foundation helped 35 Women With VVF In Kebbi State.

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Stephanie Linus with some Doctors and Nurses at the VVF Center play

Stephanie Linus with some Doctors and Nurses at the VVF Center

(Press)

Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus has completed the successful repair of 35 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).

The actress through her foundation The Extended Hands Foundation helped 35 Women With VVF In Kebbi State.

play First Lady of Kebbi State Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Stephanie Linus and a patient (Press)

 

The pool effort took place at the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development VVF Center in Gesse, Birin-Kebbi and received the co-operation of the Kebbi State Government.

play Dr Abubakar Bawa chatting with some of the VVF Patients (Press)

Led by Stephanie Linus, the Extended Hands Foundation team was received by the Governor of the state Dr Abubakar Bagudu and the First Lady Dr Zainab Bagudu.

They both paid visits to the women at the VVF Center, showing their support for the cause.

play Stepahine Linus with some doctors and nurses (Press)

All the repairs have been completed successfully and the women are recovering well.

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 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.

play A VVF surgery being performed by Dr Sa’ad Idris (Press)

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.

This pool effort goes a long way to show that DRY is more than just a movie, but a tool for touching the lives of women actually living with this condition.