IVF has been practiced at the clinic since 1997. Dr. Gwét-Bell, associated with a team of 3 gynecologists and 2 biologists, participated in the birth of Tommy, the first baby born by IVF in Central Africa on April 14th, 1998.
IVF takes place in 4 stages after assessments, possible treatment of infections and other factors such as fibroids.
Presentation of the IVF process in Cameroon and in particular at the Odyssée clinic located in Douala. TENB production with the participation of Equinoxe Television.
Since 1997 in Cameroon, medically assisted procreation (A.M.P) has enabled some couples in difficulty to become parents. Meetings with actors of the AMP who work in the clinic which paved the way for this remarkable technique.
AMP treatments use powerful drugs whose prescription requires much precautions
Main exams to be performed before an ART technique (IVF or others)
Extract from Equinoxe TV's coverage about the joint congress (Gieraf congress and Franco-Cameroonian congress of Obstetrics Gynecology) to be held in Douala from October 6 to 11, 2019. Press conference on October 1.
Article published in July 2018 in IFFS official journal, Global Reproductive Health Journal, authored by GIERAF members
Like in many other African countries, infertile couples that fail to get children suffer stigma in Cameroon. In societies where there is still belief in superstition, families say they are cursed.
Infertility in Africa has become a real public health issue, even if the authorities do not make it a priority. Between 15 and 30% of African couples have difficulty procreating.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the area of the world with the highest birth rate, but paradoxically it is also the one affected by the highest rate of infertility. 15 to 30% of couples would be affected by this problem against 5 to 10% of couples in the rest of the world.