It is no longer news that the Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria, (ESGN) will be holding a gala and fund raising dinner to round off the activities of the Endo awareness month. The gala night, which will have the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo as the special guest of honour, will take place at the prestigious Civic Center on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road Victoria Island on April 9, 2016.
Preceding this grand finale event, ESGN had embarked on Endo awareness walks both in Abuja and Lagos on February 18 and March 5, respectively.
The walks attracted various support groups from the public and private sectors of the economy. Notably in both walks, were the current Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Unouaku Ayandike, whose pet project is Endometriosis and a former Miss Tanzania, Millem Magese, who suffers from the condition.
Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Nordica Fertility Centre and trustee of Endometriosis Support Foundation (ESGN), apparently overwhelmed by the number of participants, despite the rain during the Lagos Walk, said: “I didn’t imagine that people will walk in the rain and that gave me also a shot in the arm. But, it is still a drop in the ocean because women need to know how to manage the lifelong disorder, endometriosis, so that they can have quality life and enjoy their marriages.”
Ajayi further told the enthused crowd, “It is a chronic disease where tissues that are normally found lining the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body forming lesions. During menstrual flow, these lesions bleed in their locations leading to pain.
The most common symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, painful bowel movement, menstrual pain and sometimes some degree of infertility.”
The Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria (ESGN) is a non-Governmental /non Profit Making Organisation with the sole aim of assisting women, both young and old who are challenged with the Endometriosis condition. For over 10 years, ESGN has been at the forefront, actively lobbying for better outcomes, education and awareness, care, treatment options and support for women affected by the endometriosis condition.