A special press briefing on Anemia and Pregnancy entitled "Towards a Healthy Madonna and Child", will be conducted by Dr. Nils Milman from Denmark. Dr. Milman has written over 100 papers on Anemia, and has done extensive research on the subject, particularly its effects on pregnant women. The Perinatal Association of the Philippines invited Dr. Milman here from Denmark, to raise awareness on Anemia and Pregnancy, as it is a very real and very serious health concern that affects an alarming number of women, particularly pregnant ones.
Dr. Milman will lay down the latest cold hard facts and statistics on Anaemia and Pregnancy, show you why the disease cannot be taken lightly, and give expert advice on its prevention and treatment. If you want to attend please post comments here. Please post interest until 12NN Sunday, September 26,2010 so I can forward your names to the invitee. Conference will be held on Monday Sept. 27, 2010 10AM to 12NN at Crown Plaza. (Please wait for my email for confirmation. Thank you!)
In the Philippines, The WHO reports that 42% of Filipino women of reproductive age suffer from Anemia, while 44% of pregnant women suffer from the affliction. The number of women who suffer from Anemia in South East Asia has been on the decline over the last 10 years, but the decline has not been fast or steady, which is why there are now more efforts to raise awareness on the disease.
Anemia is a disease many are familiar with; the word anemic has become virtually synonymous to weak or frail. Anemia is closely linked to Leukemia, which is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Anemia’s most common visible symptoms are the reason it has become another word for weakness. Women who are anemic often experience diminished physical capacity, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations and irregular menstrual periods.