800,000 Nigerian women have VVF – UNFPA

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has said that, that between 400,000 and 800,000 women live with Vesico Virgina Fistula (VVF) in Nigeria.

The Fund while describing the statistics as worrisome said, there are about 12,000 to 20,000 new cases each year.

It however said, UNFPA in collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, will organise a one-day high-level conference on the urgent need to end Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in Kaduna state.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Ms Mariama Darboe, the Programme Coordinator/Head of Office of the Kaduna-based UNFPA Decentralized Office for Northern Nigeria, a pre-conference event will start on December 18 with a Road walk within Kaduna metropolis.

Ms Darboe further said that, the main event will hold at Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, Mararraban Jos, on December 19, where Governor Nasir El Rufai is expected to launch the conference along with his…

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