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You do not need to travel abroad for standard IVF treatment as it is now available in Nigeria at a fraction of what it would cost you abroad.
You save on air fare and hotel bills and the success rates are comparable with those of clinics overseas. Plus, you are likely to get more suitable egg donors in the country, if you happen to need them. Nigerians resident abroad also find it cost effective to make the trip back, for IVF treatment.
Today, there are about 26 IVF clinics in Nigeria (mostly located in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial centre). After the birth of Nigeria’s 1st test tube baby, an event led by the Dapo Ashiru-Giwa-Osagie team in 1989, there was no follow-up in this field until a few years ago with the establishment of some private IVF clinics.
Although relatively few in number, these clinics offer value for money and can boast of success stories. It must be stressed however that the number of women actually treated in each clinic, their set up dates and the take home baby rates, must be taken into consideration when assessing their success rates.
In making a choice of clinic for IVF treatment, you can always go with the recommendation of your gynaecologist but you will be better off knowing what your options are, as set out in the list below. THERE IS AS YET NO NIGERIAN BODY SUCH AS BRITAIN’S HFEA (AN INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BODY THAT LICENSES FERTILITY CLINICS), TO VERIFY ANY CLAIMS OF SUCCESS RATES.