DIB bank has announced financing partnership with NMC fertility Kenya in a bid to help Kenyans seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) services.
Launching the partnership, DIB CEO Peter Makau and NMC fertility Kenya limited Vice President Atul Dureja said the initiative is meant to provide financial assistance to Kenyans seeking IVF services related to fertility problems.
“The new product that will be financed through commodity ‘Murabaha’ by DIB Bank Kenya, is aimed at meeting the financing needs of families seeking to access IVF services,”Makau said.
The initiative will focus on salaried employees who will be permitted to secure loans ranging from a hundred thousand to a million shillings to enhance their treatment.
Dureja pointed that infertility cases are on the rise in the modern world whereby in the last two decades the problem has jumped from 10 percent to 20 percent affecting men and women in an equal measure.
“This integration of medical and financial transparency will allow patients plan a course of treatment that is personalized,” Dureja said.
He added that there is need for Kenyans to abandon lifestyles such as smoking that act as risk factor when it comes to infertility.