Today marks 25 years since first IVF laboratory opened in Kazakhstan
The first In vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory in Kazakhstan was opened in 1995 in the Almaty Center of Human Reproduction. Today, on September 28, the lab marks its 25th anniversary, having grown as the Institute of Reproductive Medicine where the treatment of both female and severe forms of male infertility is successfully carried out. Modern IVF methods and technologies make it possible to realize the dream of becoming parents not only for Kazakh citizens, but also for patients from 35 countries, including Germany, the United States, Italy, China, Turkey and the CIS countries. According to the Institute, the first hundred quotas in Kazakhstan were allocated ten years ago. Their number increased nine times by 2019. Starting next year, according to the state-of-the-nation-address of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the number of quotas for IVF programs will be increased seven times.
“This is a great joy, a joy not only for our institute, which turned 25 years, but a joy for the whole country, because now 7,000 IVF quotas will be allocated annually. It is going to cover at least 80 percent of the population’s needs. There will be less risk of families falling apart, which is great. Now, that a chance to be treated at the expense of the state will increase many times, everyone will come and register with the problem of infertility, and will apply for this state quota. For example, if we conduct 7,000 IVFs in clinics, then nearly 3,000 children will be born in a year,” said Tamara Dzhusubaliyeva, Director of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Almaty.