The Strategic/Corporate Partnership Scheme brings together the Association of Childless Couples of Ghana (ACCOG) and businesses working in the field of infertility and beyond. The aim is to develop close, effective relationships and work together in our role in the provision of care, treatment and support for those suffering the effects of infertility. ACCOG actively seeks partnerships with businesses, professionals, and companies which share our mission to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. ACCOG corporate partners and sponsors make a commitment of their facilities/services, time, money, and other resources to advance common goals within the infertility community.
If you know of any company interested in helping infertility sufferers through working with us then please contact:
Current Corporate Partners
- 1. The Walking Egg (TWE). www.thewalkingegg.com
The Walking Egg is an international non-profit organization which strives to raise awareness about childlessness in resource-poor countries. It wants to make infertility care, including Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs), available and accessible to a much larger proportion of the population.
The Walking Egg believes that infertility care is a neglected aspect of family planning in resource poor countries. Right from the start in 2010, they opted for a multidisciplinary and global approach to realise affordable and accessible infertility programmes.
In corporation with the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), tWE gathers medical, social and economical scientists and experts along with artists to discuss and work together towards their goal.
tWE aims to strengthen infertility care through innovation and research, advocacy and networking, training and capacity building, and service delivery.
In the light of this, the tWE team, led by Prof. Dr. Willem Ombelet has developed a low cost but effective IVF method.
ACCOG in collaboration with TWE and the Pentecost Hospital in Madina has set up the first ‘tWE Centre’ outside Belgium, the country of origin, in Ghana. It is being operated by the Pentecost Hospital at Madina Estate in Accra.
- 2. Trustcare Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre.
The Trustcare Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre is in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana. It is one of the best private hospitals in Ghana in terms of facilities, personnel and services rendered. Currently, they offer full range of general and specialist services in the four (4) major clinical disciplines: Internal medicine, General and Paediatric surgery, Paediatrics/child health, and Obstetrics/Gynaecology. They also offer screening services for Hepatitis, HIV, Cancers of the cervix and breast, Diabetes, Hypertension, among others.
The Trustcare Fertility Centre [TRUFERT] is one of the newest and also one of the most organized, most equipped, result-oriented and most plush fertility centers in Ghana. It has very good success rates for any of the ARTs.
TRUFERT offers Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) treatment to members of ACCOG at discounted rates/prices. Through ACCOG, couples and individuals going through ICSI treatments can save thousands of cedis.
1. 3. Infertility Network UK (INUK). www.infertilitynetworkuk.com
Infertility Network is a national infertility support network in the United Kingdom (UK). Since its establishment in December 2003, it has provided support to thousands of people living with infertility in the UK and beyond.
Around 1 in 6 couples in the UK today have difficulty conceiving, affecting over 3.5 million people. The prospect of facing any kind of infertility can be very distressing to live with and many people believe that no-one else really understands what it feels like to have to face this. Friends, family and work colleagues often can’t relate to how one feels and it can seem like a very lonely and isolating journey.
We can help you, in collaboration with ACCOG, make some sense of how you are feeling, and hopefully ease that loneliness and isolation on both an emotional and practical level right from the first day you think you have a problem, through investigations, treatment and beyond.
We campaign for fair and equitable NHS treatment in the UK which has enabled many more people to get the treatment they were once denied.
ACCOG collaborates with INUK in terms of resource and information sharing.
For information, materials and resources on Fertility/Infertility, See:http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/information/factsheets.
INUK started observing a national awareness week in the year 2013. This takes place in October/November each year.
The aim of National Fertility/Infertility Awareness Week (NFAW) is to:
- Highlight the extent and impact infertility has on people’s lives
- Explain what options exist for people struggling to conceive
- Change the conversation and get more people talking about infertility
For the 2014 NFAW, See:http://www.nfaw.org.uk