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Lupus Awareness: LASODA GM Emphasizes Need for Societal Support

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The General Manager of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, LASODA, Mrs Adenike Oyetunde-Lawal has urged the society to engage in actions that can create a more supportive environment for those living with Lupus, in order to enhance their coping mechanisms and overall well-being.

She made the call at the commemoration of World Lupus Day organised by the Nigerian Society of Rheumatologist (NSR) in collaboration with Lupus Remedies Global Support Foundation & MABLEVI Lupus Foundation MLF held at the MRC Hall of LASUTH, Ikeja on Friday.

Mrs Oyetunde-Lawal said that living with lupus can be challenging, but having a strong support system can make a huge significance in the lives of patients

In her words, “I believe that once we come together we can push for more research and development as well as creating awareness of the condition.

“Research and development cannot be overemphasised, it is the backbone of progress in understanding, treating, and eventually curing lupus,” the General Manager stated.

Speaking further, she urged parents and caregivers of children living with Lupus to continue to educate their children about the condition.

In her words: “expose the reality to the children and let them understand their condition, empower them with the right information, do not hide the realities of Lupus from them.’

While enjoining Lupus patients to seek professional guidance, which is extremely important to significantly improving their quality of life, she reiterated the mandate of LASODA to create a Lagos where inclusion and rights are enjoyed by people with special needs.

Also speaking at the event, the Director Drug Information Center, Clinical Research and Development Unit of (LASUTH), Pharm. Dr Oluwatoyin Ojo, called for more research from relevant institutions in the country, while also encouraging patients to stick to their medical prescriptions.

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