Although the population in Nigeria is over 150 million, the people have been struggling with infertility. In fact, infertility is twice as common in Nigerians than Americans. whereas Nigerians place a much larger amount of pressure on the ability to reproduce than those in the United States. Couples, more-so women who are unable to have children can be tagged as failures.
A new development in technology may allow IVF (in vitro fertilization) to be performed on women. Dr. Richard Ajayi, the director of the Lagos-based Bridge Clinic says that he has a vision to make treatment easily accessible.
Ajayi opened his first clinic in 1999, and now runs IFV over 16 treatment clinics across the country. The treatments are not cheap, but not overpriced either. He says, “It’s not just about making money, it’s about actually doing something worthwhile and having a clear vision to solve a problem that the country needs solving and at the same time building a institution that outlives me.”
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