The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday said over 12,000 women are afflicted with Vesico Viginal Fistula (VVF) in Nigeria, with Ebonyi State having the highest of over 3,000 cases.
USAID Deputy Mission Director, Aler Grubbs, who stated this in Abakaliki while handing over hospital equipment worth N47million to the Ebonyi State government, said the disease was ravaging women in Nigeria.
She maintained that VVF is treatable and preventable as over 10,000 victims had been treated in the state and other parts of the country.
She pointed out that over 450 doctors had been trained in the area of VVF surgery, adding that USAID would continue to partner with Ebonyi to eradication the disease. (Daily Trust)