Impact that lasts
charity programs that address : ALL STAGES OF A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
Our programs focus on the following :
SICKLE CELL SERVICE PROVISION:
This is one of the major concerns and the flagship program of RHIF, and yet the community is not so much aware of sickle cell disease. Our organization focuses on raising the consciousness of the public about SCD, outfitting new and existing medical facilities with the necessary equipment to diagnose and treat the disease, as well as teaching people how to manage the disease and eliminate it.
We strive to provide sickle cell screening services to the community and help patients link them to health care providers. Our efforts in this program are directed towards strengthening the referral systems and employing a multiagency approach and counseling sessions for carriers and the sick and affected individuals
RHIF’s long-range objectives represent what it will need to focus on in order to reach milestones that will steer it towards realizing its vision in the stipulated time horizon. RHIF’s objective focuses on containing the high prevalence of sickle cell disease and includes interventions such as Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaigns and events; Voluntary Counselling, and screening/testing initiatives (VCT); home-based care and treatment programs (linked to health care providers). Although RHIFs aim is to cover the whole country, the organization will initially mainly target and focus on districts and communities that are adversely affected and known to have a high prevalence of sickle cell anemia among the population; providing support to children and women or other caregivers – to be able to access health care, improve on home-based care, nutrition and community support groups/networks for all affected persons.
Women and girls make up the majority of the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. At RHIF, we are committed to ending poverty — by attacking its root causes, not only its consequences.
In practice, this means that we can’t just build a school — we must ensure girls’ rights to education. It means not only providing HIV and reproductive health information, counseling and testing, but also fighting for every individual’s right to be free from abuse or violence.
We are committed to uncovering and transforming the political, social and economic relationships at the heart of poverty — our work to improve the health and well-being of women and girls is critical to that fight.
Maternal and child survival. Water access. Family planning. HIV and AIDS education. Our community-centric health programs are critical to lifting families out of poverty.
A wide array of interventions have been included n maternal and child health and nutrition, sanitation, homestead food production and income generation.
In the last 30 seconds, 13 girls under the age of 18 got married. And not happily. Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that keeps girls out of school, endangers their health and sentences them to a lifetime of poverty.
When you invest in education, children will pay it forward. Equipped with knowledge and confidence, they will grow up to lead healthier, more productive lives.
We train teachers and other school personnel to improve the quality of education while linking education programs to interventions in health, nutrition and livelihoods to better address the reasons children don’t attend school. We also help communities assess and overcome their unique barriers to learning.
HIV / AIDS
More than seven million HIV+ people have no access to treatment — and half of all new infections occur among women. We offer education, support, treatment and prevention services to combat the pandemic and help affected families.
Water can change lives. Because our work helping communities access clean water and sanitation isn’t just about reducing the risks of illness. It also saves time that can instead be spent on activities that improve livelihoods.
Child Right & Equity
Children are born with the same dignity, citizenship and rights as adults. This compels World Vision, along with partners and governments, to seek the progressive fulfilment of those rights.
Children experience poverty differently than adults do because of their vulnerability and lack of legal and economic status in society. How children are doing, in all aspects of their lives, reflects the overall health and development of the family, community and society they live in.
A thriving society values all children, especially the most vulnerable, and upholds their human rights.