In this day and age, for many couples, especially in the West, having no children is totally acceptable and is very often by choice. For example, many would find it more important to have a successful career instead. But in Africa, a couple without children is regarded as incomplete and unfortunate.
Today, we discuss in the company of two experts, how infertility is affecting couples in Africa and what is being done to address the problem. We also hear from the mother of baby Hanatu who was born through IVF, In Vitro Fertilisation.
Our guests on this show are Otto Nzapfurundi Chabukuli (South Africa), Ibrahim Wada (Nigeria), Patricia Kupchi (Nigeria).
Producer: Aveseh Asough
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For this edition producer Aveseh Asough won the prestigious AFRICAST prize in 2010 for Best Radio Discussion programme.