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Ephrance International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: How Nadongo uses her SBH disability to accelerate progress

Having a disability in certain parts of world like in Africa can be a living hell. Such has been the experience of Ephrance Nadongo, a 26-year-old Ugandan living with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH) from birth but is making a difference and worthy of a spotlight on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2024. International …

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Rereoluwa Adeolu Spina Bifida

WSBH Day 2023: My experience living With Spina Bifida

Acording to my mum, I was born on Tuesday 27th, April 1999 at a hospital in Lagos State. Immediately I came out of my mom’s womb, it was discovered that I had an opening at my back where my spinal cord was not only visible but drawn out of my spinal bones. The doctors saw …

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World Hydrocephalus Day: How Ephrance overcame hopelessness, discrimination and neglect

I am Ephrance Nadongo. I was born like any other child 25 years ago in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda but soon after my birth, doctors realised I had a birth defect called Spina Bifida, a very delicate birth defect that would affect my entire life. At only three days old, I had to …

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Samara Spina Bifida

How Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida almost subjected intelligent Samara to mercy killing

The expectancy of a first child means the world to every parent. It is an indescribable feeling of joy and happiness not just within the concerned family but beyond. The day of delivery, therefore, couldn’t come any sooner. So it was for Mr Hassan Funmilayo, a Design-Build Architect and Mrs Aminat Funmilayo, an accountant-turned-online fashion …

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