Experts raise awareness on dangers of Lupus

Experts raise awareness on dangers of Lupus

Experts at a maiden press conference on Lupus, have raised the alarm over the dangers of the disease.

This is part of activities to mark the World Lulus Day.

The conference which was organised by Arise Monalisa Foundation sought to intensify efforts on building viable partnerships and collaborations with international organisations and governments agencies on the disease.

Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.

Lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidney, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

May 10 has been dedicated by the World Lupus Federation as World Lupus Day to bring greater attention and resources to efforts aimed at ending the suffering caused by this disabling and potentially fatal autoimmune disease.

Mini Testing Centres
A veteran and multi award winning actress, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, who is the founder of the organisation, said it plans to set up mini testing centers across the country to tackle the disease.

She said, “This year, 2022 shall be busy one with loaded action plans towards the suppression and fight against Lupus, and various ways on how it can be managed as it has no cure.

Dr Thelma Adaku, the Director, Zenith Medical Centre Limited said despite the danger it posesses, the disease has no cure.

“It is a serious illness that if not treated on time will destroy everything in your body,” she said.

On his part, Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike commended the organisation for giving a voice for the disease while calling for more awareness.

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Experts raise awareness on dangers of Lupus

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