At present, very little is known about the extent and outcomes of ART in Africa.

ANARA is a research network and registry. ANARA is led and coordinated by Silke Dyer (Professor, FCOG, PhD; South Africa) together with representatives from participating African countries. The registry is maintained by a small operational team that safeguards the integrity of the data. ANARA strictly protects the anonymity of patients and will never disclose data from individual ART centres.

ANARA respects and secures data ownership: ART centres own their own data, countries own their country data, and ANARA owns the continental data. ANARA has been endorsed by regional and national fertility organisations and received developmental assistance from the Latin American Registry for ART (RLA) and the International Committee Monitoring ART (ICMART).

ANARA closes the data gap of assisted reproductive technology in Africa by

  • • building a continent wide collaborative network among assisted reproductive technology centres
  • • collecting, analysing and disseminating data on availability, practice and outcomes of ART

ANARA protects

  • • Patient and ART centre confidentiality
  • • Ownership of data
    • o Individually: ART centres continue to own their own data
    • o Nationally: Countries continue to own their national data
    • o Regionally: ANARA owns the Africa data

ANARA reports back annually.

  • 1. Confidentially to each participating centre their own data
  • 2. To each participating country the national data.
  • 3. To the region the regional data.
  • 4. To ICMART, the International Committee Monitoring ART, the Africa data.

ANARA collaborates with

  • • Regional and national fertility societies
  • • Latin American Registry for ART (RLA)
  • • ICMART, the International Committee Monitoring ART
  • • Other stakeholders in ART and infertility in Africa