The baby born in Benue State with a congenital anomaly called Anencephaly is
Ukan Kurugh, who was in the village to
cover the story announced her death on
“When duty calls, we get on a bike and roll.
11km from makurdi town to Adaka to cover
the story of the little girl that was born with
a rare disease that affected her eyes. Sadly
the baby died yesterday as predicted by
some of my Dr friends here.” he wrote.
Anencephaly is a neutral tube defect which
occurs between the 24th and 26th day of
“There is absence of the telencephalon
mainly responsible for the formation of
parts of the brain that help in cognition. It
manifests as absence of part of the skull,
brain and skin with what appears to be a
sort of exophthalmos grossly. The cause is
generally accepted to be folic acid deficiency
in pregnancy. Prognosis is usually poor with
life lasting a few hour to at most few days.
Prevention proper antenatal care and good
compliance with routine ANC medications.”