By Naomi Uzor
The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, IIF, is set to hold the maiden edition of its Parent-in-Waiting Conference.
According to press statement made available to Vanguard, and signed by the founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, the aim of the conference is to create awareness on the rising cases of infertility, its early detection, causes and treatments as well as alternative methods of conceiving such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), egg donation and surrogacy.
“The conference will feature seminars and plenary breakout sessions to be led by medical experts and testimonies from couples that have waded through the waters of infertility” she disclosed.
According to her, recipients of its 2017 IIF Fertility Grant will be announced at the conference billed to hold Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Lagos. “This year, the foundation will be giving 10 couples grants for different fertility treatments.
It would be recalled that in 2016 the foundation partnered with certified fertility clinics in Nigeria to provide fertility services to couples dealing with the financial strain of fertility treatments.
Success stories from the the first batch of the grant recipients includes the birth of twins to one of the couples. She will also share her story during the conference” she stated.