By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
A Clinician, Dr. Ibrahim Wada has informed that assisted reproductive theology ‘In Vitro Fertilization-IVF’ has brought hope among male and female who before now will end barren, saying light has come and also hope.
Dr. Ibrahim Wada who is a Researcher and Founder of Premier “NISA Gynae and Fertility Hospitals stated this at a Pre-Seminar Overview presentation on Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization ahead of the opening of Fertility hospital in Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria said there are more than half a million or more infertility in Nigeria.
According to him, the reality is that every study done by doctors in the world on infertility suggest that 25-35%, approximately 1-out of 3 or out of 4 against the world background of 1 out of 6 and 8, adding that it is a higher level in the country.
“In Nigeria, there are more than half a million or more infertility; the reality is that every study done by doctors in the world suggests that 25-35%, approximately 1-out of 3 or out of 4 against the world background of 1 out of 6 and 8 is a higher level in this country.
“We are talking of million that are suffering out of barrenness and childlessness this include those with 1 child that are looking for more children, those who never be pregnant before.
“The main challenges is to see that the whole world is happy not childless, it is a tour task but we will not rest until we see that we have done our own quota. So is a responsibility to see couples united and smiley rather than anguished by lack of children.
“Our 1st responsibility is to set up a foundation which is alive named about baby Hannatu which Media people refer as Test Tube Baby. 3 months in a year, we have a program to draw in poor people and treat them and we want a system where both the government and the private sector co-exist.
“Test Tube baby was only coin by the Press to say that doctors have taken sperm and eggs outside their body into the test tube, test tube here represent laboratory.
“Baby is not made in anything called test tube but is made in a dash, so test tube is not where we keep egg and sperm.
“Test Tube or no Test Tube, the baby grows in the mother’s womb not in any laboratory, they are interchangeable, one is professional name and other is Media Razzmatazz.
“Yes at this point, there are few centers of IVF in the country compared to our population but the doctors and scientists in this field are working tireless and are working together, trying to make the IVF accessible to those in need of help.
“The message l want to given is that we are not sleeping as we know the importance of child is more than money. So coming to Kaduna is an extension of the ideal of taking IVF to the door step of the needy rather than expecting people to fly to Abuja or London to access IVF but the fact is that IVF is coming home and to reduce the cost burden of accessing it.
“NISA is actually borrowed from Muslims scripture, a chapter that addresses women about their procreation because is the work of God that we are doing. I was looking for something that is relevant that is blessing. The vision is not all about making money but to make the couples happy” he stressed.