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Ebonyi First Lady To Sponsor 130 Patients For Hernia Surgery

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Mrs. Uzoamaka Nwifuru who is the Wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State has disclosed that no fewer than 130 scrotal hernia patients in Ebonyi would undergo medical surgery in the state this week at her expense. 

Mrs. Nwifuru made this disclsoure at Onueke, the headquarters of Ezza South Local Government Area in the state during the flag off of her pet project, Better Health for Rural Women and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation (BERWO) in the local government.

She added that the state was still profiling persons with scrotal hernias and that the free surgery will be funded by the Pet Project in association with a non-governmental group.

The Ebonyi First Lady also explained that the pet project, in conjunction with the state Primary Health Development Agency would also provide free camping and vaccination for sufferers of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

According to her, the free treatment would be given to young girls between ages of 9 and 15, adding that HPV is a deadly disease that causes cervical cancer in women and cancer in men.

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“BERWO foundation in conjunction with Ebonyi State Primary Health Development Agency is about to flag off important campaign against Human Papilloma Virus infection (HPV).

“This virus is the main causes of cervical cancer in females. The virus also causes cancer in males. The HPV vaccine is targeted to be given to young girls between the ages of 9-15 years.

“It is a deadly disease that affect the neck or the womb of the female but it is highly preventable through vaccination.

“This campaign will be flagged off in the state on the 27th May, 2024 and it will last for 5 days after which the vaccine will be incorporated into the routine immunization, and this vacation is free of charge for all eligible children

“Also, BERWO Foundation in conjunction with notable health partner in the state will soon commence screening and treatment of early stage of cervical cancer in the state.

“The Foundation has commenced the enrollment of people living with scrotal hernia for immediate and urgent surgery across the 13 local government areas of the state.

“As it stands, we have already recorded 130 patients waiting for the surgery which will commence next week”, she stated.

In the same vein, the governor’s wife expressed sadness over the economic situation of a family of 6 children from whom 5 are blind, and promised to construct a bungalow for the family.

Earlier, the Chairman of the local government, Mrs. Euphemia Nwali commended Mrs. Nwifuru for her pet project which she said has touched many lives and saved many souls.

She assured that the local government would support the project to continue to save humanity in the society.

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