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:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*Eko Hospital Fertility Centre

*EKO Hospital Fertility Centre
Dr. Ogunmokun

Tel: 01-4978800-9


Chief Medical Officer: Dr. Adegbite Ogunmokun

START UP DATE: 2009. 4 babies, 11 ongoing pregnancies to date. 36% success rate.
Cut off treatment age: 55

Dr. Olajide Wilson
9 College Road
Ikeja Lagos
Telephone: 08179109375, 08185517417, 08095610992, 08093330782

Head of Operations: Dr. Olajide Wilson 

*Fusion Nest Fertility Centre
Dr. Soyinka

3, Adebowale Close, Off Lola Holloway,
Omole Phase 1, Ogba, Lagos.

Tel: +234 8022514723 ; 08156979893 ; 08187929978
Medical Director: Dr. Soyinka


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