Dr. Sandra Madueke-Laveaux’s visit to Ghana

Dr. Sandra Madueke-Laveaux’s visit to Ghana. On March 13th, FibFA Fibroid Foundation Africa, facilitated a visit by Dr. Sandra, Associate Professor, OBGYN, from the University of Chicago, United States to Ghana. The primary objective of her visit was to familiarize herself with a project funded by the University of Chicago Global Partners Fund, for which […]

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Fibroid Foundation Africa Collaborates with Ghana Health Service to Raise Awareness on Uterine Fibroids

In a groundbreaking move to address the growing concern of uterine fibroids in Ghana, Fibroid Foundation Africa recently held a meeting with the Ghana Health Service Health Promotion Division on October 4th and 5th, 2023. The primary objective of this collaboration was to lay the foundation for producing the first training flipchart and manual aimed

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(FibFA) assessing the challenges of fibroids- Ghana persperctive

Assessing the Challenges of Fibroids: Ghana Perspective

Assessing The Challenges Of Fibroids: Ghana Perspective The following paper presents a study on Assessing the Challenges of Fibroids: Ghana Perspective. Through the use of qualitative data, we investigated the distribution of facilities with the capacity to provide surgical intervention to uterine fibroids, assessed the challenges of the disease amongst women and more. These results

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Speakers at the first virtual African Conference on Uterine Fibroid have called on African countries to allocate funds to a study on uterine fibroids, a public health burden in the region.

They explained that research investment was crucial to managing the scourge across the continent. They added that in spite of the widespread occurrence, research deficit and lack of data on fibroids had created a gap that hindered evidence-based interventions and policy decisions in addressing the needs of women with the disease. Conference The speakers included

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What should be done to create more awareness on fibroids among black women?

Studies have shown that 70-80% of women will get fibroids in their lifetime. Black women carry the burden of uterine fibroids, at a much higher rate than their racial counterparts. Some women with fibroids remain asymptomatic and may go through their entire life without knowing they have the disease. The exact cause remains elusive and

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