The W Health Talks were planned as part of the W Health Month Campaign with the aim of arming women with all the information they need to know on the salient health issues which commonly affect and impact the lives of a huge number of Nigerian women. The W Health Talk held in Abuja focussed particularly on infertility and endometriosis and featured one of the states renowned obstetric and gynaecology experts, Dr Ibrahim Wada, who is the CEO and founder of Nisa Premier Hospital, Abuja.
Endometriosis, a painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus grows outside of it, was a focus issue for the talk because recent research suggests that it is extremely prevalent and currently affects at least 1 in 10 women during their procreative years, which is roughly 176 million women in the world. It is also found to be one of the major causes of unexplained infertility the other focus issue of the talk. Infertility is also extremely common, affecting 1 in 10 families globally and around 20-25% of couples in Nigeria. Most times, women bear the blame of this issue alone and are often at the forefront seeking solutions to this problem.
The talk was very well attended and dissected the focus health issues, accessing treatment and the burden that these conditions have on Nigerian women as a whole.