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UCH Inaugurates Invitro Fertility Centre

In order to address high cost of treatment of infertility among Nigerian couples, a first centre for the harvest, fertilization and incubation of eggs had been inaugurated at the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan.

The centre known as Invitro Fertility Centre was inaugurated by the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Professor Temitope Alonge.

Speaking on the facilities at the centre, the gynaecologist in charge of the centre, Professor Shina Oladokun said there was laminal flow tent that would help to examine sperm and egg quality, egg incubator and egg transfer and ultra sound

While inaugurating the centre, the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Professor Temitope Alonge said about 20 percent of couples in Nigeria suffered from infertility, which he said had led many homes to be in disarray.

The need to address the problem according to Professor Alonge informed the prompt completion of the centre

The centre was funded through partnership with some corporate firms in Nigeria.

A representative of the co-sponsor of the centre Mrs Adah Udechukwu said her organization was concerned with the health challenges confronting women, hence the need to address the problem to contribute to nation development.

She said over 57 babies had been born in Africa through the initiative

Rotimi Famakin

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