40 Couples to Get IVF Grants from IIF

Sunday Ehigiator

In commemoration of the first year anniversary of the In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) grant for couples facing infertility challenge, the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has announced the second cycle of the project tagged, ’40 at 40′, where it aims at providing free IVF grants to 40 couples.

Speaking at a media briefing to announce the second phase of the fertility project, the Chairman of the foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, disclosed that the project, which was birthed in 2020 by its founder, late Mrs. Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, will commence today.

Ighodalo explained that the foundation, which was founded in 2016, to give couples-in-waiting the chance to become parents, through assisted reproduction, IVF and other fertility treatments, resulted in many years of interventions for struggling parents.

According to him, assisted reproduction, IVF and other fertility treatments cost in the range of N6.5 million, adding that not many people have the funds to carry out these procedures, which can sometimes require two to three cycles to achieve success.

He stated that the success of the first cycle was made possible by the generous donations and support of well-meaning people, corporations and partners, adding that the goal of the project is to end infertility in Nigeria.

“The experience of the first cycle showed that a high rate of couples are in need of children, as there were over 4, 000 applications for the fertility treatment,” he added.

Ighodalo, however, called for continued support and donations from all and sundry, to enable the foundation carry out this laudable project of ending infertility among couples in Nigeria.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the Foundation, Adedayo Richards, said the foundation was totally commitment to keeping hope alive and helping struggling families ease their way into parenthood.

“Even though not every treatment will result in conception, we are excited with the progress made so far from the first cycle and we are looking forward to working with more couples through their journey to becoming parents,” she said.

She added that couples needing the fertility intervention should visit the foundation’s website to apply, as the portal will be open from July 19.

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