Who We Are

Fibroid Foundation Africa (FibFA) is a multistakeholder charitable organization dedicated to encouraging more conversation about uterine fibroid an overlooked, debilitating condition affecting many women in their reproductive age. It is our belief that as many people become knowledgeable and recognize the difficulty of women with fibroid, at home, at work, at school, in the community, more women will be able to receive the support and care they need in managing the condition/emotions the support and care they need to manage the condition and emotions and feel better about themselves.

Core Values
  • Focused on Uterine Fibroid and related issues
  • Innovative providing novel approaches to patient needs
  • Bold attempt to support patients
  • First class platform for information, advocacy, education and research on Uterine Fibroid
  • Autonomous entity serving and responding to patients needs with their best interest in mind
Our Mission statement

We are dedicated to improving the health of women by engaging the medical community to promote national awareness about uterine fibroid through education, research and advocacy.

Our Vision statement

A society, well-informed on Uterine Fibroid (UF) its management and treatment options

Elizabeth
Korasare

CEO FibFA

The Founder's Story

Elizabeth Korasare is a patient advocate who has undergone two surgeries to remove uterine fibroid. The first occurred at age 31 when she was carrying her first baby. A scan result indicated that she had multiple Uterine Fibroid which according to her doctor, would interfere with the development of her baby and therefore had to be removed together with the baby.

She was able to carry her baby to full term after she consulted another doctor who provided her with care and treatment until she delivered through cesarean section and the tumor was removed as well. 

Her second experience occurred twenty-two years after. On the day of the surgery, there were two other women with her. One was a married woman looking for a child but was at the clinic for a myomectomy, and the other woman had a C-section and a myomectomy. At the recovery ward, these women shared their ordeal with fibroid with her. It was these stories that motivated her to learn more about fibroid and its effect on motherhood and this gradually led to the establishment of the Fibroid Foundation Africa.

The foundation exists to educate and create awareness on uterine fibroid, conduct research, provide data for advocacy and policy purposes and to provide support for women seeking relief and treatment

Elizabeth is currently the CEO of Real Opportunities Network, a non-governmental organization focusing on health education on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, and non-communicable disease, Child education, livelihood, and skills training and environmental sustainability programs. As part of her work, she engages in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization activities. She is also a co-facilitator for HERD Consulting, a management and training consulting firm located in Abuja, Nigeria. HERD Consulting focuses on capacity building and organizational development for corporate bodies. She holds an MA in Theology and Mission – holistic missions and development option, BSc. Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Public Administration.

Meet Our Board Members

Elizabeth Korasare
Elizabeth Korasare

Executive Director

PROF. DANIEL KOFI YEBOAH

Dr. Daniel Kofi Yeboah

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Dr. Daniel Kofi Yeboah, MD. He is a general practitioner with a surgical inclination in Obstetrics & Gynaecology including pediatric surgery. Dr. Yeboah has been in active service since 2008. He has experience in both the public and private health sectors in Ghana. He has worked in the 37 Military hospital, the La General Hospital, and also the Ridge Hospital before moving to the rural setting. He is currently one of the surgeons at Hawa Memorial Saviour Hospital. His favorite mantra is ‘ Only God is faithful”. His commitment and dedication to his work, family, and community cannot be over-emphasized.

Jane Amerley Oku
Jane Amerley Oku​

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‘Whenever people talk about Fibroids, it brings tears into my eyes because this endemic health 
condition has adversely affected women in my family for years. My elder sister had a very painful experience with fibroids. At age 37, my younger sister also has to undergo surgery to remove fibroids. I have personally lived with the condition for many years. I therefore see this occasion to serve as a board member of FibFA an opportunity to break the silence and create awareness of this condition, to support other women overcome their fears, rise above the odds and go in for early treatment’. Jane Amerley Oku is a social worker, an activist and community development practitioner. Her passion is to contribute towards the provision of lasting solutions to issues involving individuals and community groups to promote community development. She is currently the CEO of Janok Foundation, an NGO with focus on public health education, Water and Sanitation and Food Security and Nutrition. She works with many women’s groups in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.