By SOLA OGUNDIPE
NIGERIA is taking her place among nations worldwide in March 2014 as activities for the “Million Woman March for Endometriosis Worldwide” kick off in earnest as part of the ongoing campaign to save Nigerian women from the pain and trauma of endometriosis.
At least one million women are expected to participate in the historic event Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, Medical Director, Nordica Fertility Clinic, Lagos, Asaba and Abuja, described the Million Woman March as a global initiative through which women unite to take a stand against endometrioisis.
“The activity is to educate, empower and and effect change while improving the living standard for females, young and old as well as society at large, said Ajayi, who is the Endomarch Country Affiliate Partner.
Worldwide, the month of March is designated for endometriosis and each year, the Endometriosis Support Group, ESGN, marks the month with series of activities. The march is a global initiative where women unite all over the world and take a stand against endometriosis.
The activity seeks to educate, empower and effect change, while improving their quality of life and society at large. In line with this, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, Asaba and Abuja, in conjunction with the Endometriosis Support Group, ESGN – an NGO seeking to assist women, with the challenge of endometriosis – are facilitating a fund raising event, at the Radisson Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Endometriosis an incurable female health disorder that occurs when the endometrium (cells lining the uterus) grow in other areas of the body. It often leads to pain, irregular bleeding and problems getting pregnant. It occurs in 5-10 percent of women within reproductive age group (15-44 years) worldwide.
Women with this condition have 20 percent less chances of having children. While the Global Million Woman March holds March 13, 2014 in Washington DC, the Nigerian leg of the endomarch itself is earmarked for 8.30am on March 8, 2014 at the Onikan Stadium, Surulere featuring interactive sessions with the US and Nigerian Endo teams.
The train moves to the FCT, Abuja on March, 18, with a lecture taking at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, where Gerald Harkins, a Fellowship Director, Minimally Invasive Gynaecology Surgery, PennState Mittons, Hershey Medical Centre, Pennsylvania USA, will present the keynote address.
On March 20, the campaign and free consultations move to Asaba, Delta State Interested parties can take a stand to ensure better living for the women by registering for the global walk and supporting the worthy cause on
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