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Raising Hope International Friends
Restoring A Child's Hope

we raise awareness of sickle cell disease, its effects to the economic, social and psychological being of people and how to reduce the number of children being born with it.

Community Awareness Drives
Raising Hope International Friends

organizes events to facilitate on-going sensitization for community members on management, prevention and control of sickle cell disease.

When everybody needs to know their genotype we provide
Sickle Cell Screening

With the high rates of sickle cell trait carriers and babies born with the disease in Uganda, there is an urgent need for people to know their sickle cell genotype.

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Raising Hope International Friends

is an indigenous local non profit organisation that started from Pallisa District with her Headquarters in Kampala District . RHIF was founded in 2016 by a young enterprising youth Mr Okello Isaac who was committed to improving the living standards and the level of making of young people, children and more so those affected with sickle cell disease who at times and often would
get little or no attention.

The organization particularly targets projects targets youth, school drop out, married or pregnant young mothers faced with challenges of sustainable livelihood by reducing barriers to accessing adolescent-friendly health services. The organization particularly targets projects targets youth, school drop out, married or pregnant young mothers faced with challenges of sustainable livelihood by reducing barriers to accessing adolescent-friendly health services.

Okello Isaac

Founder & CEO

Mr. Okello Isaac is passonate and committed to improving the living standards and the level of making of young people, children and more so those affected with sickle cell disease who at times and often would get little or no attention.

Sickle Cell Disorder

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.

With sickle cell disease, an inherited group of disorders, red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. The cells die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells (sickle cell anaemia) and can block blood flow causing pain (sickle cell crisis).

A Vision For The Future

We envision a world in which all children and young mothers, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level or social status, are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Vision

Our Mission

To spiritually educate, empower socially and economically disadvantaged children and young mothers to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives by providing personal growth and development services through one-on-one and group mentoring, workshops, and career development programs.

Programs & Activities

Communty Awareness
We organise Sickle Cell Disease Awareness in the communities.

And it’s these young people whose choices and decisions will affect the next generation. Once they are made aware of the scourge of sickle cell and its diverse challenges on life and the economy, they will make wise choices when they want to start families. We encourage young people to screen and know their genotypes.

Community Outreach
We regularly organize events to facilitate on-going sensitization for community members on management, prevention and control of sickle cell disease. These campaigns aim to improve diagnosis of sickle cell disease by raising public awareness of signs and symptoms.
Sickle Cell Screening & Testing
With the high rate of sickle cell trait carriers and babies born with the disease in Uganda, there is an urgent need for people to know their sickle cell genotype. The only option available is genetic screening.

We want to make sickle cell genotype screening available and accessible to everyone. Everybody needs to know his/her genotype. Screening may be done for everyone irrespective of the age or the geographical area. It has been estimated that one out of every 5 Ugandans has sickle cell anemia trait. With the screening programs, data will be collected and this will cause policy makers and the public to be vigilant.

Our Goal

To increase access to social services of the marginalized with focus on the Sickle Cell patients, young mothers, Teenagers and youth to be able to make informed decision and minimize the effect of sickle cell and other diseases in Uganda.

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Contributions from the public are enormously important. RHIF is a Non-Profit organization sustained by the generosity of donors, collaborations with partners, and the dedication of volunteers.

Please give today, all donations go directly to our programs.

What is Sickle Cell Trait?

You are born with sickle cell trait. It is inherited when only one of your parents has passed on the sickle gene, and will never...

What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen...

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Get Involved

As a non-profit organization we heavily rely on volunteers. Volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks including clerical, special events, participating at health fairs, speaking before community groups, genetic and psychosocial counseling and much more!
Every effort is made to match volunteers with areas of interest, skill sets, and availability. All volunteers undergo orientation and general training.

 If you would like to volunteer to help us realize a sickle cell free generation we would love for you to join us. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We’re entirely run 100% by volunteers.

INTENDED IMPACT OF THE SICKLE CELL AWARENESS GROUP OF RHIF

By 2030, Sickle Cell Awareness Group of RHIF would have Educated over 1,000,000 people, Screened 100,000 and served 1,500 patients and families with sickle cell disease in Uganda and ensures that they have access to comprehensive care and treatment as well as tangible interest in research initiatives consistent with other chronic diseases”.

As a result of our services, patients and families will experience less isolation, more stability, and improved knowledge of taking responsibility of their disease and thereby reduced complications.

As a result of our advocacy work, key decision makers will be aware of the impact of their decisions on the families that we serve, and will have access to progressive policy options.

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Your donations will sponsor an event that raises awareness about sickle cell disease and help to save the next generation from the ailment.

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