Government has announced its intention to introduce Fertility clinics in all provinces of Zambia in a bid to enhance reproductive health services.
The clinics will be constructed along with the women and children specialist hospitals with support from the Saudi fund.
Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya said this during the conference of the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists focused on infertility and fistula care in Dubai.
Merck Foundation, a global humanitarian organization has since partnered with the Zambian Government to train infertility experts, pledging to link the Ministry of Health to the network of stakeholders dealing with infertility equipment.
Two Zambian doctors have since been awarded Merck scholarships to train as fertility experts in India.
Infertility accounts for over 10% percent of Outpatient Gynecology Clinic attendances in Zambian and yet access to fertility services are limited due to the high cost of services restricted to a few urban private facilities.
Against this background, the minister has called for greater investment in comprehensive reproductive health including fertility Services.
This is contained in a statement made available to Byta FM News by Head Communications & External Relations in the Ministry of Health, Stanslous Ngosa.