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:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

*DEDA Hospital

*Care Fertility Hospital

Dr. John Ene
Angas Way, Before FEPA Quarters,

Karu site, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel: 080 6424 4977 ; 08074197037
Medical Director: Dr. John Okechukwu Ene

*DEDA Hospital

 6, 442 Crescent,
Off 4th Avenue,
Dr. Omale Onuh
Citec Villas,
Gwarimpa, Abuja
Tel:+234 (0) 818 422 7707; (0) 813 3111128


Medical Director: Dr. Sunday Omale Onuh

*DIFF Hospital
Dr. Idahosa

6 Udi Hills Close
Maitama, Abuja
Tel: DA Office: 09-2908426 ; Reception: 09-2906387 ; Nurses Station: 09-2906387 ;
Medical Director: Dr. John O. Idahosa

*Dote Medical Centre
Dr. Efetie
Plot 20,
Block 5, Setraco, Gwarinpa Estate
Area 11
Garki, Abuja Municipal
Tel: 08033118171 ; 08079328287

Fertility Consultant: Dr. Efena Efetie

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