En­do­sur­vivors In­ter­na­tional, Mid­wives Raise Aware­ness On En­dometrio­sis

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS -

EN­DO­SUR­VIVORS In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion (ESIF) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the La­gos State chap­ter of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria Nurses and Mid­wives (NANNM) has raised aware­ness about en­dometrio­sis in an ex­er­cise tagged: ‘Walk4endo’.

Walk4endo marked the com­mence­ment of the Nurses Week with the theme: Avoice Tolead:achiev­ingthe Sus­tain­ablede­vel­op­ment Goals.

Founder of En­do­sur­vivors In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion, Mrs. Olivia Nwankudu, said teach­ers and guardians must ed­u­ca­tion and aware­ness are be­gin to en­cour­age dis­cuskey to iden­ti­fy­ing, treat­ing and sions about pe­ri­ods and men­manag­ing the symp­toms of stru­a­tion, par­tic­u­larly en­dometrio­sis. amongst ado­les­cent girls.

Her words: “Ed­u­ca­tion for “Women ought to know that both health­care providers and se­vere men­strual pain, which women is key. If ado­les­cent dis­rupts their life ac­tiv­i­ties is girls and women were more not nor­mal and should be takaware of the symp­toms of en se­ri­ously”. en­dometrio­sis, they would be The aware­ness team took off more likely to re­port the sympfrom the La­gos Tele­vi­sion toms to their doc­tors. (LTV) in Agid­ingbi, walked “As we raise aware­ness about through Obafemi Awolowo en­dometrio­sis among memWay to Ba­lo­gun, Com­puter bers of the pub­lic, a key eleVil­lage and ar­rived at the Ikeja men­tis­todis­pelthe­myth­sthat Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Sec­re­tariat en­shroud the dis­ease. Par­ents, in Ani­fowoshe, cul­mi­nat­ing in a com­mu­nity out­reach. Par­tic­i­pants from the lo­cal­ity and passers-by re­ceived health ed­u­ca­tion on en­dometrio­sis, free med­i­cal coun­sel­ing, hep­ati­tis screen­ing, blood sugar screen­ing and blood pres­sure checks. Ben­e­fi­cia­ries also re­ceived free gifts, de­worm­ing tablets, night aids and oth­ers.

The team, led by Lawal Ay­o­dele Idowu, paid a cour­tesy visit to the Chair­man, Ikeja lo­cal coun­cil, Mo­jeed Ba­lo­gun,whoap­pre­ci­at­edthe ex­ec­u­tives of En­do­sur­vivors and NANNM for their ef­forts.

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