Queen Nzingha Lecture 28. Fibroids. Women of African descent suffer far more from fibroids than white women but mainstream agencies have failed to highlight information on this topic.
Fibroids are more common in Black women than white women with Black women being more likely to develop multiple, larger and more aggressive fibroids. With this in mind it is important that black women are empowered with accurate reliable information about fibroids including prevention and treatment options.
In this lecture Abi Begho, founder of The Lake Foundation, will provide an overview of fibroids discussing what fibroids are, symptoms, risk factors and prevention.
Abi Begho is the Founder of The Lake Foundation a charity that
aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the African and African Caribbean Community. The Lake Foundation is currently developing a fibroids awareness, information and support programme and as part of this work have conducted a survey toexplore the needs of women affected by fibroids, has formed a Fibroids Ask the Expert panel and has recently developed a fibroids booklet entitled Fibroids: what you need to know. Abi holds a BSc. in Medical Biochemistry, a MSc. in Clinical Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and a Masters in Public Health. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry and has over 7 years experiences in the charitable sector.
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. You can view some Queen Nzingha Lectures on our youtube page