800,000 Nigerian women have VVF - UNFPA - The Nation Newspaper

The @UNFPA, has said that, that between 400,000 and 800,000 women live with Vesico Virgina Fistula (#VVF) in #Nigeria.. @UNFPANigeria


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

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.

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 wife, Hajiya Ummi El Rufai, who will be officially declared the Fistula Ambassador in Kaduna state.

The Coordinator who described the statistics as worrisome and unacceptable, revealed that it is estimated ‘’that between 400,000 and 800,000 women live with VVF in Nigeria. In addition, there are about 12,000 to 20,000 new cases each year.‘’

According to the UNFPA Coordinator, obstetric fistula is preventable and can largely be avoided by delaying pregnancy, ensuring skilled birth attendants during child delivery and providing timely access to obstetric care for all women who develop complications during child birth.

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