Endosurvivors International, Midwives Raise Awareness On Endometriosis
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.