BeiBei Haven Foundation holds walk to draw attention to infertility
The BeiBei Foundation is organizing a walk to draw attention to the rising case of infertility among Nigerian women.
Tagged BeiBei Haven Fertility Walk, the walk holds on July 16.
“There is so much silence surrounding Infertility, it affect so many Nigerians but no one want to talk about it making those having to go through it feel so alone and ashamed,” said the organisers.
“We want couples going through it to know that they are not alone. If you know someone struggling to conceive come for the walk to show you care. Anyone can participate either as a walker and/or donor. Funds raised through the WALK will go towards offering free fertility treatment cycles to low-income earners.”
The foundation has partnered with 3 of the best Fertility Clinics – Georges Memorial Clinic, the Bridge Clinic, t he Olive Branch – in Nigeria which have offered to give free fertility treatments.
The objective of this initiative scheduled for the morning of the 16th of July 2016 is to remove the stigma around infertility, support couples going through fertility challenges and educate the populace on the reasons why some couples struggle to conceive as well as options available for them.
BeiBei Haven Foundation is a non-governmental driven by its mandate to support women and/or couples through their journey from trying to conceive to parenthood. It supports those struggling with fertility issues, miscarriage and genotype challenges.
Infertility is a growing problem in Nigeria, which affects 25% of couples.
Experts claim that 40 to 45 percent of all consultants in gynaecology clinics are infertility-related.
Beibei Haven Foundation wants to educate, raise awareness on infertility, the causes, the treatment options available and of course to provide comfort and spread the word that you do not have to walk it alone