In a significant effort towards enhancing reproductive healthcare standards, Bridge Clinic Nigeria had the honour of hosting Dr. Marta Jansa Perez, the esteemed Director of Embryology at Bridge Clinic London. This momentous visit, a testament to the partnership between the two clinics, has opened new avenues for the exchange of expertise and resources, reinforcing Bridge Clinic Nigeria’s commitment to excellence in reproductive healthcare.

Dr. Perez, a distinguished professional with an impressive academic background, arrived at Bridge Clinic Nigeria on Monday, February 19th, 2024. Her week-long visit was meticulously structured around Training, Process and Quality Improvement, Research and Development, and guidance on best practices in clinical embryology.

One of the highlights of Dr. Perez’s visit was her active involvement with the laboratory team, working closely under the leadership of Lab Manager Rashidat Shatta. The collaborative efforts focused on hands-on training for embryologists, comprehensive reviews of the Quality Management System, and Laboratory Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to enhance existing processes and identify areas for optimization.

Dr. Perez’s wealth of experience allowed her to provide invaluable insights into innovative practices, fostering excellence and efficiency in the laboratory. Her discussions with the team also touched upon areas of research and potential publications of data.

During her stay, Dr. Perez actively participated in clinical meetings and staff development sessions, delivering impactful presentations and engaging in in-depth discussions. Her interactions extended beyond the laboratory, involving doctors and nurses, where she shared her expertise on multidisciplinary teamwork and its positive impact on client outcomes and experiences.

“We firmly believe that this period of collaboration between Bridge Clinic Nigeria and Bridge Clinic London will yield positive outcomes, particularly in our laboratory—the core of IVF treatment. Not only will it improve the quality of care we provide to our clients and the results they achieve with us, but it will also foster a culture of continuous improvement within our organization,” remarked Dr Toyin Ajayi, Medical Director at Bridge Clinic Nigeria.

This collaborative effort not only ensures that Bridge Clinic Nigeria continues to meet international benchmarks but also provides a robust platform for the training of Nigerian staff, aligning with the clinic’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.

As Bridge Clinic Nigeria strengthens its ties with Bridge Clinic London, this collaboration promises positive outcomes for the laboratory—the heart of IVF treatment. The collaboration also means that patients do not need to travel abroad to access care for IVF as Bridge Clinic in Nigeria operates the same rigorous quality standards that is obtainable abroad. This is especially crucial amidst the ongoing forex crisis. It also has the potential of reversing medical tourism as Nigerians in the diaspora prefer to access IVF treatment back home once they have the assurance of quality care.

PHOTO CAPTION

L-R: Head of Clinic, Bridge Clinic Lagos, Dr. Ogunniran Babatunde; Medical Director, Bridge Clinic Nigeria, Dr. Toyin Ajayi; Director of Embryology, Bridge Clinic London, Dr. Marta Jansa Perez; Head of IVF Laboratory, Bridge Clinic Nigeria, Rashidat Shatta and Managing Director, Bridge Clinic Nigeria, Mr. Sunny Ekhalume at the press conference announcing the visit of Dr. Marta of Bridge Clinic London to Nigeria at their office in Lagos on February 23, 2024.

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