Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


The Walking Egg non-profit organisation

N. Dhont

Project Manager of the Arusha Project, Genk Institute for Fertility Technology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Schiepse Bos 6, 3600 Genk, Belgium.

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Accessible, assisted reproduction, childlessness, infertility care, resource-poor countries.

Published online: Jan 05 2012


The Walking Egg non-profit organisation (npo) was founded in 2010 by scientists and an artist to realise the Arusha Project which strives to implement accessible infertility programmes in resource-poor countries. Right from the start The Walking Egg has opted for a multidisciplinary and global approach towards the problem of infertility and in co- operation with the Special Task Force (STF) on “Developing countries and infertility” of the European Society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the WHO, it gathers medical, social and economical scientists and experts along with artists to discuss and work together towards its goal. The project aims to raise awareness surrounding childlessness in resource-poor countries and to make infertility care in all its aspects, including assisted reproductive technologies, available and accessible for a much larger part of the population.