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.
organizes events to facilitate on-going sensitization for community members on management, prevention and control of sickle cell disease.
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.
When you volunteer with RHIF you are giving something back to your community by lending a helping hand to people living with sickle cell.
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.
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.
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.
Programs & Activities
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.
Sickle Cell Screening & Testing
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.
Contribute to a Cause
Please give today, all donations go directly to our programs.
Ready to take the next step and support Raising Hope International Friends?
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.