Free IVF treatment programme to help infertile couples in poverty

November, 02/2022 - 08:00
The Mỹ Đức Hospital’s annual charity programme called Ươm Mầm Hạnh Phúc (Nurturing Happiness) in HCM City will begin to accept applications for free IVF treatment on November 8.
The Mỹ Đức Hospital’s annual charity programme Ươm Mầm Hạnh Phúc (Nurturing Happiness) provides free IVF treatment to infertile couples facing financial difficulties. — Photo Courtesy of the Mỹ Đức Hospital.

HCM CITY — The Mỹ Đức Hospital’s annual charity programme called Ươm Mầm Hạnh Phúc (Nurturing Happiness) in HCM City will begin to accept applications for free IVF treatment on November 8.

The 9th programme will provide free IVF treatment to 80 couples who are too poor to pay for it.

The application deadline is November 22.

The programme’s chosen couples will start treatment on December 5 at the IVF Mỹ Đức health facilities.

Couples can download registration forms and criteria for being chosen to get the free IVF treatment at https://bitly.go.vn/JPHyA.

More information about the programme is available on the IVF Mỹ Đức website and Facebook page.

The programme is an initiative by Professor Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Phượng, former director of Từ Dũ Obstetrics Hospital in the city and the first doctor in Việt Nam to offer fertility treatment in which embryos are introduced directly into the uterus, called in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

“The programme aims to help couples’ dream of being parents come true, especially those facing financial pressure,” she said.

In 2021, 40 out of 60 chosen couples became pregnant while the rest have returned to the IVF Mỹ Đức health facilities to continue the treatment and receive embryos.

So far nearly 400 infertile couples have benefited from the programme since its first launch in 2014. — VNS

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