- A 70-year-old Ugandan woman has given birth to twins following in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment
- Safina Namukwaya delivered a boy and a girl via caesarean at a fertility centre in Uganda's capital city
- Namukwaya said her partner abandoned her when he realised she was going to have twins
A 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins following in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.
The woman, Safina Namukwaya, gave birth to a boy and a girl via caesarean at a fertility centre.
Namukwaya told local media it was a "miracle", according to reports.
The hospital congratulated her, saying her delivery was much more than a medical success.
She used a donor egg and her partner's deposit for the in-vitro fertilisation procedure.
The babies were born prematurely at 31 weeks and placed in incubators.
Namukwaya told Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper that her pregnancy had been difficult as her partner abandoned her when he realised she was going to have twins.
"Men don't like to be told that you are carrying more than one child. Ever since I was admitted here, my man has never showed up," she said.
This is Ms Namukwaya's second delivery in three years. She gave birth to a baby girl in 2020.
Baby girl abandoned in Achimota Forest
The baby was rescued by personnel of the Ghana Ambulance Service from the Ayawaso North Constituency. A miracle act, the work of God!
The ambulance personnel reported to the Ghana Police Service for investigations to commence.
Police woman nurses rescued the baby
In a separate story, Briefly News reported that a policewoman melted hearts while caring for an abandoned, malnourished child.
The officer, working overtime on guard duty, had received a call from a children's hospital requesting her attention.
On getting there, the officer came across the crying six-month-old child and breastfed him when the hospital caretaker permitted her.
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