UCH IVF centre partners bank to provide treatment financing
As part of its commitment towards the total wellbeing of women, Access Bank Plc, has entered into a partnership with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Center to provide affordable fertility treatments for the public.
The partnership, which according to the firm, is geared towards providing financing options to enable women receive quality healthcare services, is supported by the “W” Initiative flagship health solution- Maternal Health Service Support (MHSS) designed to help families overcome financial challenges in their quest for parenthood and wellness.
Speaking on the collaboration with UCH IVF Center, Executive Director, Retail Banking Division, at Access Bank Plc. Victor Etuokwu, said one of the challenges faced by individuals and couples trying assisted reproductive conception is the high costs involved.
“In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 3 on global health and well-being for all, we believe that this partnership will ease the burden of affordability and increase accessibility to quality fertility treatments. We are proud to have this laudable partnership with a renowned health institution such as the UCH,” he said.
He continued: “Over hundreds of families have benefitted from the MHSS financing solution in accessing quality fertility and maternal health treatments and we have recorded scores of babies birthed from this scheme.”
Etuokwu noted that the MHSS is not limited to fertility treatments, natal support and other specialised procedures such as hysterectomy (uterus removal), myomectomy (fibroid removal), dental, bariatric (weight loss), orthopedic treatments are also covered.
“Women interested in fertility treatments can visit the UCH IVF center for consultations and access financial support from the Bank through their service touch points,” he added.