he summer Fellows at SIT, from the right is Thembi and Narvella with staff of the institute

2022 Summer Research Fellows visit to Ghana

A partnership with the University of Chicago Center for Global Health has become a great success for our work in Ghana. This summer, two (2) research fellows – Thembi Ndebele an MPH candidate specializing in Epidemiology/Global Health and Narvella Sefah of the Medical School University of Chicago, are currently in Ghana supporting the Fibroid Foundation …

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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 …

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. Read More »

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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