Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


The Walking Egg Project: how to start a TWE centre?


Accessible, affordable, assisted reproduction, developing countries, IUI, IVF, resource-poor countries, the Walking Egg project

Published online: Jun 30 2016


The main objective of the Walking Egg non-profit organization is the implementation of good quality and affordable infertility centres in resource-poor countries. Three levels of assistance are suggested: A level 1 infertility clinic is a basic infertility clinic capable of offering semen analysis, hormonal assays, follicular scanning, ovulation induction and intrauterine inseminations. Level 2 infertility clinics are supposed to perform simplified IVF as well. Level 3 infertility clinics capable of offering ICSI, cryopreservation and operative endoscopy are not part of the Walking Egg Project in the initial phase. A high quality but affordable service delivery with special attention to the prevention of complications and unnecessary interventions should be the trademark of this project.