Fighting this invisible enemy requires all members of the human race to be more united than ever before.In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic,we are cognizant of the reproductive difficulties"INFERTILITY"for which Joyce Fertility Support Centre Uganda(JFSCU) was founded Twenty (20) years ago. It is your moral authority,the Patient to voice your experiences in this hard journey of infertility.Speak Out,let your voice be heard.
The Joyce Fertility Support Centre is a Non Profit Citizen Organization
Reg. # S.5914/3444. The founding of the organization in 1998 was a
call to address major gaps in Reproductive Health that could not allow
full participation of communities. The Communities` are found to be
“passive recipients” of health services leading to various unfulfilled expectations.
Joyce Fertility Support Centre was founded by a patient, (Rita Sembuya Namusisi)
after along time of going through infertility. Joyce is a name of a dream
child who exists in anticipation. A common expectation of all couples
going through infertility.
Couples undergoing infertility treatment
Rural underserved communities with little access to health services
Urban underserved communities
Girls and women potentially vulnerable to abortion, infectious diseases and other conditions like endometriosis..
Equality, Human rights and health ethics observance
Accessibility to quality and affordable reproductive healthcare A shared role where communities of patients are partners in health care.
Joyce Fertility Support Centre is a critical mass of advocates, patients, health providers and supportive alliances that are brought together by the Infertility CAUSE. It’s Joyce’s role as patients’ community to fully understand the disease conditions and their treatments.
The Joyce Fertility Support Centre Goal is achievement by every citizen to receive affordable, accessible and quality health care services
Bringing patients together in one national voice to address the infertility cause, and other critical reproductive conditions, By Facilitating the exchange of knowledge between patients, health providers and the communities. To develop an understanding between patients and health providers.
In 2002, Joyce fertility Support Centre opened to the international fora and joined iCSi, ESHRE, IFFS, IAPO and Ashoka.
2007 The JFSCU model was elected among 12 best transferable models for health for all” an online competition for change maker’s community,leading to its show case and presentation in the Skoll World Forum of social entrepreneurs in March 2007,it was organised by Ashoka.
In 2007, Ms Rita Sembuya the JFSCU Leader was a winner of the global patient’s leader’s award by iCSi patients Leaders community.
The Ashoka fellowship award for causing the large scale social Change in the area of infertility in 2003.
JFSCU Convened the First conference on endometriosis in Kampala in 2006.
JFSCU convened the first IFFS workshop on low cost infertility treatment in the public Hospital to achieve, access affordability and quality of care in 2010.
In Uganda, JFSCU has held over 60 radio awareness programs, several media programs,articles in the news papers in the period between 2003 to 2010 raising strong patient’s voice for human reproduction and treatment for infertility
The JFSCU convened a historical workshop
Infertility in developing counties,the call for low cost assisted reproductive technologies in Uganda. A program that gives hope for poor patients to access Assisted Reproductive Treatment.
JFSCU founded the founding of the Fertility Society of Uganda; it was launched on the 25th – 26th January 2010.