The Bridge Clinic Dedicates NHEA Award to Couples Battling Infertility


Martins Ifijeh
The Bridge Clinic, Nigeria’s foremost and leading fertility clinic and winner of the IVF Service Provider of the Year award at the 2016 Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award, held in Lagos recently, has dedicated the award to couples battling infertility in Nigeria.

In his post presentation remarks, the Clinic’s Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications Coordinator, Dr. Ekundayo Omogbehin, said the award was a further attestation of the company’s successes in the field of fertility management, and called on the society to understand that infertility was just another medical condition that can be treated or, at least, managed if the couple seeks prompt and appropriate medical attention.

According to him, “the burden of infertility, especially in this part of the world is better imagined than experienced. Due to the lack of education on the issues of infertility, these couples are subjected to a lot of discrimination as if their infertility is as a result of their actions or inactions. For this prejudice, we dedicate this award to them and encourage them to seek early and appropriate medical attention for their health condition.”

He thanked God, who made the Clinic “worthy instruments to bring about His miracle of life” as well as the jury and organizers of the awards ceremony for electing The Bridge Clinic for the coveted award, the second in two years (2015 and 2016).

“We are especially grateful to God for the successes we have recorded including our over 40 percent pregnancy rate, birth of over 2023 babies in our 16 years of operations and the recent live birth from a frozen egg. All these are courtesy of our experience, highly trained personnel, international affiliation with the leading IVF clinic in Europe, the renowned IVF Centres Prof Zech, and our cutting edge technology,” he continued.

He also promised that the company will keep up with its delivery of highly qualitative medical services that earned it the prestigious NHEA award.

The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award, regarded as the Oscar of Nigerian healthcare, is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates outstanding personalities and organization for their extraordinary contributions to healthcare development in Nigeria. It is an initiative of the Global Health Project and Resources in collaboration with Anadach Group of USA.

According to Dr Omolola Anthony, chairman of the advisory board of NHEA 2016, “the award focuses on people and corporate bodies who have shown proof of outstanding performances, the creation of new business models, recognizing and embracing new trends, market leadership and inspirational performance amongst others.”