The Malka Ella Fertility Fund works closely with fertility centres all over South Africa whenever there is a Jewish couple in financial need. There is no pay-back obligation for any couple that receives funding.
In order to qualify for help by the Fund, certain criteria must be met:
- The couple must have been halachically married by a Rabbi in an orthodox Jewish ceremony
- The couple must complete a confidential financial assessment form to be reviewed by a committee
- The procedure needs to be performed in a halachically acceptable manner
- Once an application is approved, the Fund will pay the fertility centre directly for the treatment
- Inform the Fund immediately once a result is known
- A Malka Ella Rabbi is required to sign off the procedure
The fund is audited annually
Artificial Insemination (AI)
A procedure in which male seed is implanted into a woman’s reproductive tract to increase the chance of pregnancy. The Fund covers up to 6 attempts per couple, per year.
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
A method of assisted reproduction that involves the combining of an egg with male seed in a laboratory dish, hopefully resulting in an embryo which is then transferred into a woman’s uterus. The Fund covers up to 2 attempts per couple, per year.
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)
An assisted reproductive technology that involves combining eggs from a woman’s ovary with male seed and immediately returning this into the fallopian tube. The Fund covers up to 2 attempts per couple, per year.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
A laboratory procedure in which microscopic tools are able to introduce a single male seed into an egg. The Fund covers up to 2 attempts per couple.
Adoption, Egg Donation & Surrogacy
Each case is individually considered.
Due to the high number of genetic disorders present in the Jewish Community as well as the latest technology, we can now screen for and eliminate life threatening disorders. PGS and PGD
Pre-Genetic Screening (PGS)
The process of screening embryos to make sure they have the right number of chromosomes and to look for any structural abnormalities in the chromosomes.
Pre-Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
This is used for diagnosis of a genetic disease in early embryos prior to implantation and pregnancy.
How To Apply
Read & understand the conditions of receipt of funds.
Complete documentation we require.
- Rabbi’s Consent
- Financial Details Spreadsheet
Upload all documentation you’ve collected:
Complete the personal information section of the online form.
Fill in any additional information and complete declaration.
You’re done with the financials – submit your form.
While your financials are being reviewed, we will be in contact with you to set up the required screening consultations.