Chracerh delivers Cameroon’s first test tube babies

Chracerh delivers Cameroon's first test tube babies
Chracerh delivers Cameroon's first test tube babies

Technology has made it possible for almost everyone to feel that joy of parenthood. For years, it has not been possible to carry on with this procedure in Cameroon but today, that hard struggle has led to great results. The endoscopic surgery and human reproduction research and application centre (Chracerh),  have made the dreams of a few couples who have tried endlessly to have a baby, come through.

Chracerh, is a public research and health institution officially commissioned in May 2016 by the Cameroonian First Lady, Chantal Biya, but had already started operations from 15 April 2016. On July 12 2016, Chracerh helped three Cameroonian couples to each have a baby, after several years of unsuccessful attempts. The three women who each had a cesarean section, after an artificial insemination nine months ago, were 32, 42 and 52 years.

Who would have thought this woman of 52 years will ever get pregnant again. She is already at menopause and had been trying to have a second baby for 30 years, that is after having her first child. How sweet is that. These final results should be enough to clear the doubts on anyone’s mind.

“We prepared a number of regulatory texts to give the activity a judicial framework. They will be submitted to Parliament”, assured Jean Marie Kassia, Professor of Medicine and General Administrator of Chracerh which, we learn, is already attracting several couples from neighbouring countries.

Just in case you have been wondering what this test tube baby process is all about. It results from the  In vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. It is the most common and most effective type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help women become pregnant. The IVF procedure involves fertilizing an egg outside the body, in a laboratory dish, and then implanting it in a woman’s uterus

It’s just so much joy to know that we can now have this process carried out in Cameroon. Eventhough it’s going to be expensive we know it’s worth it.

 

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