Written by Williams ABAH

FG commences 10,150 free surgery on VVF

The ongoing Rapid Result Initiative, RRI, programme which has targeted 10,150 surgeries as part of the better health for all project of the federal government received a boost as international society of obstetrics fistula surgeons partnered with the programme to begin free surgery for people with vesico vagina fistula, VVF. 

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, was part of an operation to correct Vesico Vagina Fistula cases at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Jabi Abuja. 

The society which has fixed 50 fistula cases so far also carried out this operation in four other cities in the country including Ibadan, Katsina, Minna and Abakeliki. 

Adewole during an interview with journalists after he personally participated in surgical operation of one of the patients at the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi Abuja, explained that the Rapid Results Initiative programme was born out of the need to respond to the critical desire of the people and deliver on the mandate of promoting health with focus on access, affordability and demand. 

The minister remarked that he was delighted to flag-off the obstetrics fistula access through the better for all programme of the Rapid Result Initiative in collaboration with international society of obstetrics fistula surgeon. 

He stressed that the initiative was born out of President Buhari’s administration commitment to produce a quick and visible impact that will affect the lives of every Nigerian most especially the vulnerable and under-privileged in the society. 

Earlier in opening remarks, the incoming president of the International Society of Obstetrics Fistula Surgeon, Prof. Ogadosy Ojengbede, said that the project was a demonstration, commitment, and passion of the federal government of Nigeria towards to the plight of the people.


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