womanIn the last few weeks, ANARA has collected the 2013 annual data from countries and centres in Anglophone Africa and participated in the data collection in Francophone African countries. Data were submitted to the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology for inclusion in the World Report on ART. Results will be presented at the ESHRE 2017 conference July 2-5 in Geneva. All national Data Representatives have been invited to attend the annual ICMART Contributors Meeting at ESHRE July 3rd 2017.

Regional and national fertility organizations have expressed their support for ANARA. This includes the African Fertility Society (AFS), the Francophone regional organization of GIERAF (Groupe Inter Africain d’Etude, de Recherche et d’Application sur la Fertilite), the Association of Fertility and Reproductive Health Nigeria (AFRH), the Fertility Society of Ghana (FERSOG) and the South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).

The 1st ANARA workshop with international participation was held in South Africa in November 2016. A 2nd international workshop was conducted at the 6th International Congress of GIERAF in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, February 2017. Further workshops are planned for September 2017 in Nigeria at the AFRH conference and in Ghana. The objective is to build capacity for data collection and provide support in the use of the ANARA data program.

The ANARA Director, Silke Dyer, participated in the 13th annual meeting of the RedLara, the Latin American Network for Assisted Reproduction, held April 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The state of the art of Assisted Reproduction in Africa was presented as part of an invited session featuring updates from the Latin American ART Registry, the Japanese Registry (as the country with the largest number of ART cycles globally) and ANARA. Benefits derived from a south-south collaboration between Africa and Latin America was acknowledged by all present in the workshop.

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