Latifah Hospital and Bayer HealthCare Organize Endometriosis Awareness Campaign

Latifah Hospital and Bayer HealthCare Organize Endometriosis Awareness Campaign

Over 100,000 Women in UAE suffer from Endometriosis Disease

Dubai, 10 March 2013 - Given the global increase for the awareness around Endometriosis disease, and the seriousness of the impact that it has on the lives of many women during the prime of their life, Latifah Hospital and Bayer HealthCare are organizing an Endometriosis Awareness Day on Thursday 13 March 2014, at Latifah Hospital in Dubai. The event comes as part of a global awareness campaign "No More Pain" that is taking place during the whole of March this year.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects one in every 10 women around the world where tissue that resembles the lining of the womb (uterus) is found elsewhere in the body. The pain caused by endometriosis is both physically and mentally exhausting and can have a huge impact on all aspects of a woman's life, affecting her work life and personal relationships. The pain also interferes with a woman's education, career and productivity at work.

With over 100,000 women in the UAE suffering from Endometriosis, this event will help raise awareness and educate more women in the country on the disease, its impact and the different treatment options.


Doctor Ghassan Lotfy, Consultant Gynecologist at Latifah Hospital commented: "Endometriosis is a chronic disease where tissue that resembles the lining of the womb (uterus) is found elsewhere in the body. Once implanted outside the womb, the endometrial tissue reacts to changing levels of hormones in a woman's body during the course of her menstrual cycle, causing it to grow. This can cause inflammation and the formation of scar tissue, leading to pain."
Doctor Bassem Abdallah, Gulf Country Division Head, Bayer HealthCare commented: "We are always keen at Bayer HealthCare on enhancing women and families' health at large, and its from this aspect that our interest on generating maximum awareness on this disease, its impact and treatment options stem out. The company is committed to continuing its research and development options for treatments of diseases that affect women all over the world."

A questionnaire will be given out to women during the awareness campaign in Latifah Hospital to help them identify if they have any of the Endometriosis symptoms. In the case any of the participating women discover they may potentially have Endometriosis, they will be provided with the contact information and a free phone consultation with Endometriosis experts available in Latifah Hospital.
A march in solidarity with the international "Million Woman March" will also take place at Latifah Hospital and coincides with a march taking place across 53 different countries around the world starting from Washington D.C.

For more details on the Global Endometriosis Awareness Campaign please visit: www.millionwomenmarch2014.org

About Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic disease where tissue that resembles the lining of the womb (uterus) is found elsewhere in the body. This tissue forms endometrial lesions which are most often found on the ovaries and all other organs within a woman's pelvis. In very rare cases they can be found in the lungs and even the brain. To learn more about Endometriosis, please visit the website: www.endometriosisuae.com

About Bayer HealthCare
The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 18.6 billion (2012), is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,300 employees (Dec 31, 2012) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information at www.healthcare.bayer.com.

For more information please contact:
Nadine Fanous
Regional Communications & PR Manager - Middle East
Bayer HealthCare
Mob.: +971 56 2266 727
Email: [email protected]

Mohammed El Batta
Fekra Communications
Tel: +971 4 4317178
Mob: +971 55 5542678
Email: [email protected]

© Press Release 2014

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