By Chuks NZEH:
Officials and staff of the Nordica fertility Center, Abuja has led a long campaign train to sensitize residents of the Federal Capital Territory, on the challenges and management of a common disorder that affects women of reproductive age called Endometriosis, and many people are not aware of its existence.
The Managing Director, of Nordica, Dr. Adebayo Ajayi, who spoke to journalists after the Rally said the campaign has been on for 12 years now and awareness about the disorder is increasing.
He said ” 12 years ago, when we started this campaign some medical doctors could not even pronounce the word Endometriosis, but now the campaigns has increased the knowledge about the condition, and in the next 10 years, we want every girl in tertiary institutions and secondary schools, where Endometriosis starts, to be aware, so that they can take action quickly, because about 30-50 percent of people with endometriosis, fertility is compromised. We do not want it to get to that level before they go to the hospital. ”
According to Ajayi, this condition is said to happen to one out of every ten women of reproductive age,” but we are still try to confirm the prevalence in Nigeria. We have seen that it exists in Nigeria, but we are yet to confirm the prevalence whether it fits the international standard. It is said that the prevalence is the same among black and white people. ”
The Rally which commenced from the popular unity fountain, with a large number of young men and women mostly National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members last about 2 hours passing through major streets in Wuse 2 and Maitama, including the popular Ahmadu Bello way.