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Photos From The Extended Hands Foundation Pool Effort at UCH Ibadan

For many years, I have been passionate about helping women who sadly have a condition called Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).

This passion led me to form the Extended Hands Foundation, a charity organisation which has been dedicated to raising awareness about this condition and helping women already affected.

In an effort to spread the word on the dangers of Vesico Vaginal Fistula and to repair as many women as possible who have the condition, the Extended Hands Foundation with support from SNEPCo/NNPC recently carried out repair surgeries on 20 women at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

The pool effort was done to bring hope and restoration to the women who had been living with this condition for varying period of time. The women had the repair surgeries done at no cost to them and their families.

Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) is a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth. They are holes resulting from the breakdown in the tissue between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum caused by unrelieved obstructed labour. The consequence of such damage is a woman’s inability to control the flow of urine or faeces. It occurs more often in young women during childbirth, as their bodies are not yet mature for the process.

The exercise which kicked off in June was a very successful one. The team of doctors carried out repair surgeries on 20 women whose lives had been adversely affected by this condition and it was so heart warming to restore hope and a chance at living normal lives to these women.

Aside from the surgeries, the foundation also donated surgical equipment and electrical supplies which was presented to the hospital at an event which took place at the hospital. In attendance was the Chief Medical Director of UCH Ibadan, Professor Temitope Alonge; Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Professor Ayo Arowojodu and the Chief Medical Consultant, Department of Genitourinary & Urogynaecology Professor O. A. Ojengbede.

I am so grateful to our sponsors for the support, to all the kind and hardworking doctors and nurses at the hospital and to my entire team from Extended Hands Foundation. God bless you all!

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Me and my wonderful Extended Hands Crew.

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The equipment we donated to the hospital

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    Olaniyanju A.Olalekan
    November 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Can A Person Wu Is Not In Science/Medical Field Join U People,&Wu Is Not A 1st Degree Holder.4rm aGr8fuheart,lekan.

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    November 5, 2014 at 2:14 am

    This is really commendable.
    Thks aunty Steph for bringing Hope to the Hopeless. May God Bless ur team and U and bring more Sponsors your way. Amen

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    Omowunmi
    November 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Keep up the good work, God bless you. Steph! I would love to be part if the extended hands crew plsssssssssssss.

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    Immaculate
    November 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

    God bless you my diva, I will be remembering you in my prayers for God to provide all your needs in life. keep and protect you for me in Jesus Name: Amen

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    Rotibi kayode
    November 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

    This is a very good innovation my dear. Thank u 4 this laudable project. I congratulate u 4 the success so far recorded. More grease 2 ur elbow my dear.

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    Onyinyechi
    April 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Does Extended Hands Foundation accept volunteer workers who intend to work for the foundation without pay? If yes, How do I go about it?

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