Mrs Aisha Buhari has urged Africans to stop stigmatising women who are dealing with infertility.
Mrs Buhari made the call during the high-level panel discussion of African First Ladies on the challenges of “Building Healthcare Capacity” on the African continent, according to a statement issued by her Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Mr. Aliyu Abdullahi.
The First Lady also urged African societies not to see infertility as an abnormal condition, noting that it can be addressed through medical healthcare and modern science.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the panel also brought to the fore issues, challenges and solutions to breaking the stigma around women living with infertility.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on African societies to desist from the mindset which tends to see women’s infertility as an abnormal condition.
“And the associated stigmatisation and abuse that usually characterize such situation that is capable of being addressed through medical healthcare and modern science,” Mrs Buhari said.
The event which held in Accra, Ghana, was co-chaired by the first lady of Ghana, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo.