Foundation seeks support for endometriosis patients

The EndoSurvivors International Foundation is set to commemorate the Global Endometriosis Advocacy Month in March with a walk, titled, ‘March4Endo.’

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the uterus or womb that affects approximately one in 10 girls and women in Nigeria and on a global scale.

The Founder of ESIF, Mrs Olivia Nwankudu, who also manages the EndoSurvivors’ Patient Support Group for endometriosis and adenomyosis patients in Nigeria, said there was a need for the government and private sector to show concern for women living with this condition.

“Addressing endometriosis will empower those affected by it by supporting their human right to the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health, quality of life, and overall well-being,” Nwankudu said.

She said that the foundation would organise two auspicious events for the Endometriosis Awareness Month 2024.

“On Saturday, 9th of March 2024, ESIF will host a Walk & Cycle for Endo event at Ikeja. ESIF will also host her 5th Annual Endometriosis Patient’s Day Symposium with the theme: ‘Endometriosis and Infertility’ at 9 am on the 21st of March, 2024 at the main auditorium of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba.”

“This event aims to raise awareness about endometriosis through direct interaction with members of neighboring communities in Allen, Opebi, Oregun and Ikeja.  Participants will have the opportunity to walk or cycle alongside endometriosis survivors and supporters, showing solidarity in the fight against this condition,” she said.

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