Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


The Walking Egg non-profit organization

W.Ombelet 1,3 , J. Onofre 2 , R. Campo 2,4

1 Chairman of The Walking Egg npo;
2 Genk Institute for Fertility Technology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ZOL Hospitals, Genk, Belgium;
3 Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium;
4 Life Expert Centre, Leuven, Belgium.


Assisted reproduction, low-cost IVF, accessible, affordable, childlessness, developing countries, infertility care, resource-poor countries

Published online: Oct 03 2019


The Walking Egg non-profit organization (npo) was founded in 2010 by scientists and an artist. From this unusual blend, a unique objective came forth: to implement accessible infertility programmes in resource-poor countries. Our project aims to raise universal awareness about the issue of childlessness and to make, in all its aspects, infertility care including assisted reproductive technologies (ART), available and accessible worldwide. This can only be achieved when good quality but affordable infertility care is associated with effective family planning and safe motherhood programmes. To be successful, a global project to tackle the socio-cultural, ethical, economical and political differences hindering access to fertility care must happen.