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FHF Support Network holds walk in Lagos to promote women’s health

By Charles Ozioma
18 November 2021   |   2:42 am
Feminine Health & Fibroid (FHF) Support Network held an awareness campaign, tagged: Charity Walk, on Saturday, November 13, in Ikeja, Lagos.

Feminine Health & Fibroid (FHF) Support Network held an awareness campaign, tagged: Charity Walk, on Saturday, November 13, in Ikeja, Lagos.

Themed, ‘Speak Up’, the event sought to boost awareness on feminine health issues, help women find support in the experience of others, and promote physical and mental health wellness.

The founder, FHF Support Network, Toyin Taiwo, told The Guardian: “Women should regularly speak up, get help and support about their health issues. This is because the more you talk about what you are going through, the better you feel.”

She described the Network as a platform where women can “share their experiences, get support, get advice and education, support others, create awareness and be sign-posted to find solutions so that other women won’t go through the same unpleasant experiences they’ve endured and survived”.

Taiwo said although the turnout was not massive, the message was passed nevertheless, urging men to show understanding with their wives and support them whenever they are going through fibroid and other health challenges.

She pleaded with governments at all levels to aid the awareness by providing a better healthcare system to help spread the message. She called for policies that would encourage other stakeholders to partake in the campaign. She also advised the government to initiate free diagnoses across healthcare centres yearly.

“We need an environment for women to speak up, be empowered to live their fullest lives, achieve their very best, educate and inform the next generation, so that they’re better equipped to look after themselves,” Taiwo said.

She also expressed appreciation to Vedic Lifecare Hospital, the official partner of FHF Support Network, for supporting the initiative.

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