No fewer than 100 women with fibroid and Adenomyosis in Nigeria have gotten a full relief of the ailment through non-invasive technology, the High intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
This historic milestone measure was carried out through Nordica Fibroid Care Centre, the First Fibroid Care Centre with HIFU in West Africa and the third in Africa after Egypt and South Africa.
Speaking at a press conference to commemorate the milestones recently, the Medical Director/CEO, Nordica Fibroid Care Centre, Dr Abayomi Ajayi said since the facility started operation in July 2021, 100 successful treatments have been conducted.
The doctor who noted that various women from all works of life have been treated for fibroid and adenomyosis, shared that “the relief we see on their faces, gives us joy that the investment we have made in this area of uterine fibroid management is bringing relief to our women folk who would ordinarily have been scared of open surgery, and may have decided to live their lives with the pain, discomfort, blood loss and we have saved many women from the risk of blood transfusion, anaesthesia and loss of man-hours at work.”
He added “For us at the Fibroid Care Centre, it is a call to service. It means we are committed to working tirelessly to help more women access the HIFU technology to deal with the fibroid. It is a call for us to reach out to more women living in Nigeria and the West African sub-region to take advantage of HIFU and improve the quality of their lives.
Ajayi noted that despite the realities we face in terms of rising energy costs, skyrocketing foreign exchange rates and the myriad of infrastructural challenges facing our country at this time, we are even more resolved at focusing our attention on expanding our scope of operations to cover other locations in Nigeria.
He posited that “in celebrating this 100th treatment, we are also expanding access for medical doctors to be trained in the use of the HIFU technology as part of our commitment to continuous professional training.
“We have called for applications from interested doctors to apply for this specialized training to join a global workforce of highly skilled individuals. The more doctors that are trained, the better for the patients and our health sector. We believe that by the time we are celebrating our 200th Treatment, Nigeria will be on the path to becoming a significant contributor to the global effort in Fibroid care management via non-invasive methods”, he said.