Newleaf fertility center begins operation

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A new In Vitro fertilization /IVF/ treatment center called Newleaf fertility center has commenced its operation to the increasing market of the fertilization space.
According to Abubeker Mohamod, owner of the center, the center was set up with an investment of 48 million birr, and was built by highly qualified and experienced professionals.
Currently, the use of medical assistance to achieve fertility among couples who can’t conceive regardless of their trial to get pregnant is on the increase in Ethiopia.
To this end, Newleaf has aligned itself by ensuring every patient has the best chance of becoming a parent with state of the art technology and equipment. Newleaf will provide various treatments regarding IVF including; Embryo transfer and embryo freezing , assisted hatching, blastocyst transfer, infertility diagnosis and testing, ovarian reserve, hormone profile, genetic screening and gender selection, egg freezing and sperm freezing, male fertility issues, surgical sperm retrieval, non-surgical medical fertility and gynecologic surgeries with proven successful outcomes.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.
During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs (embryos) are transferred to a uterus. One full cycle of IVF takes about three weeks. Sometimes these steps are split into different parts and the process can take longer. IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. Staying true to the cause New Leaf is proud to host the first genetic screening and assisted hatching in the country to ensure every patient has the best chance of becoming a parent.
Abubeker expressed that the country spends millions of dollars every year on medical tourism and therefore the treatment center could significantly reduce high cost and foreign currency.
“The nature of the treatment is that users are exposed to repeated conversations thus the high cost that follows from medical tourism is solved,” he explained. He further added that the service will be available to people in neighboring countries which need IVF services which in turn would generate foreign exchange revenue for the country.
Located in Nefas Silk Laphto Sub city, in front of South African Embassy, Abubeker explained that the center will provide services ranging from 5,000 birr up to 180,000 birr price range which is considerable for the majority of the population.
Even if the IVF sector is new to our country, it will play an important role specially in reducing the hassles in bringing world class treatments in our country.