Nigeria has recorded the first successful birth of a baby conceived from frozen egg of a 44 year-old woman, who had suffered infertility for eight years, making it the first in the country and West Africa. The birth and conception of the baby, named Tiwatope, which is the 5001st in the world, was carried out by Nigerian fertility specialists at The Bridge Clinic, a Lagos-based fertility treatment centre, where the mother had her eggs frozen using the vitrification (flash-freezing) process. The birth of the baby on February 16, 2016, effectively puts Nigeria on the global map as regards the practice of oocyte (egg) freezing or cryopreservation, a new offering in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Prior to the birth of Tiwatope, the new practice seemed to be the exclusive preserve of the developed world of Europe and North America.
1st Test Tube Baby in Black Africa is now 34 years old On March 17, 1989 history was made at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital when the first test tube Baby in Black Africa (comprising of West, East and Central Africa), conceived through the delicate In-Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) method was born. The bouncing baby boy named,Olushina, Eghosa, Oluwaremilekun, is nature’s gift to the family of Mr & Mrs Pius Oni and the crowning glory of five years of painstaking research endeavours of Professors Osato Giwa-Osagie, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Oladapo Ashiru, an Endocrinologist, both of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Idiaraba, Surulere, Lagos.The lad then, thus, became the First TestTube Baby in East, West and Central Africa.Read more at:www.ivfhistorynigeria.blogspot.com
Chairman of the foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo
explained that Project 40at40, which was launched on July 19, 2020, was targeted
at easing the financial burden of parents in need of assisted reproduction, He
said, “This is what prompted the late Ibidunni to set up this foundation – the large
number of people going through fertility-related challenges, and the fact that
treatments are in the millions, which many cannot afford.’’
Dr. Abayomi Ajayi - fertility expert When you’re exploring fertility treatment, it’s difficult to know where to start. There’s so much information out there and it’s hard to know which sources you can trust. If you are having trouble becoming pregnant, first thing to admit is that you’re not alone. READ MORE AT: https://ivfclinicsnigeria.blogspot.com/
University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, has revived its Assisted
Reproductive Clinic. It folded up in the 90s due to lack of funding. Now known
as LUTH Assisted Fertility Clinic (AFC), the duo of Professors Osato
Giwa-Osagie and Oladapo Ashiru, pioneered the clinic that produced the first
test tube baby in Nigeria in March 1986. MORE AT: http://www.ivfnewsnigeria.blogspot.com
The IVF Units at a Glance: *Ark *Ayomide *Balm of Gilead *Bridge *Bridgestone *Care *Charitos BO *DEDA *DIFF *DOTE
*EKO *El Rapha *Fertigold *Fertil Aid *Fusion Nest *Georges *Grabbo *Grigg *Gynescope *Hope Valley *Iye *Kingscare *Kingswill *LASUTH *Life *Lifelink *Lifepoint *Lifeshore *Lily *LouisMed *LUTH *MART *Medimax *Medison *Midland *M&M *National *Nisa Premier *Nobel *Nordica
*Olivebranch*Omni *Paramount *Prime *Regenesis*Roding *Ruz *Save a Life *Shepherd
*St Augustine *St Ives *Trucare *UBTH *Vine Branch & counting... ADVICE:'IVF IN
NIGERIA' DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL DOCTOR OR CLINIC AND ADVISES WOULD-BE PATIENTS
TO ENDEAVOUR TO VERIFY ANY CLAIMS BEFORE COMMITMENT.
You do not need to travel abroad for standard IVF treatment as it is now
available in Nigeria at a fraction of what it would cost you abroad. You save on air fare and hotel bills and the success rates are comparable
with those of clinics overseas. Plus, you are likely to get more suitable egg
donors in the country, if you happen to need them. Nigerians resident abroad
also find it cost effective to make the trip back, for IVF treatment. Today, there are over 60 IVF clinics and counting in Nigeria (mostly located in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial centre). After the birth of Nigeria’s 1st test tube baby, an event led by the Dapo Ashiru-Giwa-Osagie team in 1989, there was no follow-up in this field until years later with the establishment of some private IVF clinics. Although relatively few in number (India has over 3000), these clinics offer value for money and an increasing number of them can boast of many success stories. It must be stressed however that the number of women actually treated in each clinic, their set up dates and the take home baby rates, must be taken into consideration when trying to assess their success rates.
In making a choice of clinic for IVF treatment, you can always go with the recommendation of your GP but you will be better off knowing what your options are, as set out in the following list. THE CONTACT INFO OF NIGERIA'S IVF CLINICS - ALSO ALPHABETICALLY LISTED AT A GLANCE ABOVE, ARE SET OUT BELOW. THERE IS AS YET NO NIGERIAN BODY SUCH AS BRITAIN’S HFEA (AN INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BODY THAT LICENSES FERTILITY CLINICS), TO VERIFY ANY CLAIMS OF SUCCESS RATES.
(Balm of Gilead Fertility Centre)
Oke - Opo, GRA; Opposite NNPC petrol Station,
Off Ayeso Road, Ilesha, Osun state. Telephone: +234-8037151125, +234-8033567495 Website:www.balmajec.com Medical Director: Dr. Alexander T. Owolabi
*Bridge Clinic Dr. Ajayi Plot 1397A Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tel: 01-2623268 ; 2610686 Email:email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.thebridgeclinic.com Medical Director: Dr. Richardson A. Ajayi Ikeja Centre: 63 Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja G.R.A, Lagos. Tel:07028806815 ; 01-4485401-2 Port Harcourt Centre: 41A Evo Road, G.R.A Phase II, Port Harcourt. Tel: 084-465 003 – 5
Kaduna Centre: 26 Kinshasa Road, Ungwa Rimi GRA, Kaduna North, Kaduna State Tel: 00234- (84) 0819 140 2315 Set up date: 1999
Angas Way, Before FEPA
Quarters, Karu site, Abuja, Nigeria Tel: 080 6424 4977 ; 08074197037 Email: email@example.com Website:http://www.care-fertility.org Medical Director: Dr. John Okechukwu Ene