President Nana Akufo-Addo has called for the training of more gynaecologist and reproductive embryologist to better treat people struggling with fertility difficulties.
He is also advocating for assisted reproductive technology, known as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), to be made affordable and more available to a majority of women faced with infertility on the continent.
Nana Akufo-Addo said this at the opening of the 6th edition of the Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra which is being attended by 10 African first ladies and over 1,000 participants, made up of health providers and other stakeholders from 58 Countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
President Akufo-Addo appealed to First Ladies of African countries, policymakers and healthcare practitioners to join hands and win the battle against the stigmatisation of females with infertility.
Meanwhile, First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has admonished the society against mocking and stigmatizing perceived infertile couples, and rather, empathize with them and influence national policies on enhancing fertility care.
She was optimistic that after five years of providing the platform for brilliant, scientific engagement and awareness creation around Diabetes, Fertility, Oncology and other health issues, the 6th edition of the Merck Luminary would end with the formulation and planned implementation of programmes that would address the challenges of infertility.