The mission of the Pan African Society of Endometriosis is to improve the lives of individuals affected by endometriosis throughout the African continent. We strive to achieve this by promoting awareness, education, and endometriosis research, as well as advocating for better access to diagnosis, treatment, and support for those living with the condition.
Our ultimate goal is to reduce the impact of endometriosis on individuals and society and to promote better health outcomes for those affected by this complex and often misunderstood disease.
Meet the Exco
Through their tireless efforts in research, awareness, and advocacy, the PASE Exco stands as a beacon of hope and progress in the fight against endometriosis across the African continent.
Dr V Thomas
Dr J Njagi
Dr L Shimange-Matsose
By joining PASE, members can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of endometriosis and help improve the lives of those affected by this complex and often debilitating condition.
Access to Educational Resources
Members of PASE have access to a range of educational resources on endometriosis, including research articles, clinical guidelines, and patient information materials.
Vital Networking Opportunities
Members of PASE can connect with other individuals and organizations working in the field of endometriosis across the African continent and collaborate on research and advocacy efforts.
Discounted Registration for Events
PASE members receive discounted registration rates for events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars on endometriosis.
Advocacy and Member Support
PASE advocates for better access to diagnosis, treatment, and support for those living with endometriosis across Africa. Members can participate in advocacy efforts and receive support from other members of the organization.
Key Professional Development
PASE offers professional development opportunities for its members, including training in advocacy, research, and clinical practice.
Updates on the Latest Research
Members of PASE receive regular updates on the latest research and developments in the field of endometriosis.
Benefits of becoming a Member
The Pan African Society of Endometriosis (PASE) offers a range of membership benefits for individuals who join the organization.
- Professional Development: Access to cutting-edge knowledge and skills advancement opportunities, fostering personal and professional growth.
- Networking Opportunities: Engage and collaborate with experts, mentors, and peers from diverse backgrounds and specialities.
- Exclusive Access: Priority and discounted rates to PASE events, workshops, and courses.
- Advocacy: Be part of a society that represents your professional interests, advocating for quality training and practice standards.
- Knowledge Sharing: Get the opportunity to publish, present, and share your work with a receptive community.
- Stay Updated: Receive regular updates, newsletters, and information on the latest trends, technology, and advancements in the field.
The Pan African Society of Endometriosis (PASE) is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by endometriosis throughout the African continent.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, causing pain, infertility, and other symptoms.
PASE’s primary mission is to promote awareness, education, and research on endometriosis, as well as advocate for better access to diagnosis, treatment, and support for those living with the condition. PASE aims to reduce the impact of endometriosis on individuals and society, and promote better health outcomes for those affected by this complex and often misunderstood disease.
PASE achieves its mission through a range of activities, including:
Education: PASE provides education on endometriosis to healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public, in order to increase understanding of the condition and improve outcomes for those affected.
Advocacy: PASE advocates for improved access to diagnosis, treatment, and support for those living with endometriosis across Africa, and works to raise awareness of the impact of the condition on individuals and society.
Research: PASE supports research into endometriosis, in order to improve understanding of the condition, develop new treatments, and ultimately find a cure.
Support: PASE provides support to individuals and families affected by endometriosis, and facilitates the sharing of experiences and resources among those living with the condition.
PASE brings together healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and other stakeholders from across Africa, to work together to improve the lives of those affected by endometriosis. By promoting awareness, education, and research, and advocating for better access to care and support, PASE is helping to reduce the impact of endometriosis on individuals and society, and improve outcomes for those living with the condition.
Know the Symptoms
Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of it. The most common symptoms include painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, fatigue, and digestive issues. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.
It can take up to 10 years for some women to receive an accurate diagnosis of endometriosis. However, early diagnosis is important as it can help prevent the condition from progressing and causing further damage to the reproductive organs. If you suspect that you may have endometriosis, speak to your doctor and consider seeking a referral to a specialist.
Endometriosis can be managed with a variety of treatments, including pain relief medication, hormonal therapies, and surgery. However, it’s important to work closely with your doctor to find a treatment plan that works for you. Lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and reducing stress can also help manage symptoms and improve overall well-being.