Posts From Franka Osakwe

VVF: More cases linked to surgical errors

Iatrogenic fistulas now on increase in Nigeria Caused by unsafe Caesarian Section performed by unskilled personnel   Until recently, the term “iatrogenic fistula” is not a common term, used even

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World Cancer Day: The unsung heroes

Today, World Cancer Day, I choose to remember, a mother, an aunt and a sister, late Lilian Afi Efem and all who lost their lives battling cancer in Nigeria. Lilian’s

Cross River First Lady pledges support for women undergoing fistula repairs

EngenderHealth takes USAID Fistula Care Plus Project to the state The wife of Cross River State governor, Dr. Linda Ayade, said the state is willing to assist with the feeding and

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FG orders free fistula surgeries in tertiary hospitals

Cross River receives EngenderHealth team OGOJA – The Federal government has directed all teaching hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country to wave payment of surgery and laboratory fees

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Emir of Ilorin vows to lead campaign against fistula

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has promised to champion advocacy on the  prevention of obstetric fistula, as well as other maternal birth complications in Kwara State. Alhaji Sulu-Gambari

Free fistula repairs moves to Kwara

Health Commissioner says government will increase  fistula budget SOBI, KWARA STATE –  The Commisioner for health,  Kwara State, Dr. Sulaiman Alege, said the state government has plans to increase budget

Emir of Shonga urges subjects to embrace maternal death prevention care

Cautions against prolonged labour at home SHONGA, KWARA STATE –  In a bid to prevent child birth complications and deaths, the Emir of Shonga in Edu Local Government Area of

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Minister performs fistula surgery in Osun

• 33 women scheduled for repair in the state, as Health Ministry, EngenderHealth and Osun state government commence fistula repair intervention program ILESHA, OSUN STATE – The Minister of Health,

1.7 Nigeria women, 380, 000 children living with HIV – FMOH

● Also highest number of HIV paediatric cases in the world CALABAR – A high number of Nigerian women and children approximately, 1.7million women and 380,00 children under age 15,