Hope Ofiriha

We empower women and children living in rural communities to overcome social injustice, disease, illiteracy, and poverty. Our small-scale interventions enhance their social and economic well being and help them reach their potential.
Apr 2, 2014

Malaria is Global enemy to children

This type of microscope is needed to safe live
This type of microscope is needed to safe live

Thanks for your long term support to Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.

Preventing the spread of malaria is the key to saving lives.

Despite three years of efforts, Malaria remains a cause of morbidity and mortality in Omilling. It is uncommon to meet a child in a village that has not been personally affected by malaria.

Since malaria-carrying mosquitoes bite at night, the most effective preventive technique is sleeping under an insecticide - treated bed net. But not all families have to access to these nets.

Sleeping under an insecticide - treated net protects against by repelling and killing malaria -carrying mosquitoes. One net typical will cover three children, but not all of them have access to these nets making them vulnerable to the virus.

But when a child vomits she or he is presumed to be suffering from water borne disease, yellow fever, or HIV without being tested against the virus. This is the main reason why Omilling needs a microscope for testing blood sample to stop misdiagnosis from costing life and spreading the drug resistance. There is one microscope in Omilling - but still we need to buy a piece to intensified our fight a against malaria.

This project is not far to reach its goal, and we ask you to stand with us to the very end. In the next quarter a new field update will be posted to let you know what has happened from the field.

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Mar 26, 2014

Sponsored child update

Adong, returns to school in seond term in Uganda
Adong, returns to school in seond term in Uganda

Thanks for your recent donation to Sponsor South Sudanese Refugee children in Uganda.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

The Republic of South Sudan gained independence in 2011 after two decades of civil war. While it’s a new country, many of the old problems remain. We continue to work hard to provide a better life for the country's most vulnerable children.

Sponsored child update - HopeOfiriha sponsorship programs operate in Gulu/Kampala for South Sudanese children. Whilst there has been some violence and tension high in Juba, there have been no reports of death or injury to sponsored children or their families.

In late November 2013 sixty five pupils went to spend the vacation with their families in Juba, and report to school by February 2014. To stay in touch with our policy to sponsor each child per family and from different parts of the country, the children sponsored came from different tribes - Dinka 15, Nuer 13, Acholi 21, Bari 11, and Madi 5 respectively.

The children from the Dinka and Nuer community have not reported to school in Uganda, and HOPE Ofiriha has no idea what had happened to them. We were told they went to Jonglei state to spend Charismas holidays with their families. Thirty seven children from Equatoria Region have reported to school in Uganda. HOPE Ofiriha is working hard to establish the where about of the missing ones.

We sponsor these children with funds donated by south Sudanese in Diaspora, GlobalGiving, European individual families, and a cooperate donor.

After a quarter a new field update shall be posted, so that you get to know what impact your contribution is creating for the children you are helping.

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Mar 25, 2014

South SUDAN Childbirth deaths too High

Apio Suzan - project beneficiary
Apio Suzan - project beneficiary

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

Through Land Rover Defender we are able to deliver the supplies to the clinic, despite the bad road caused by heavy rainfall. The following items are delivered to ONURA Survival Clinic - 6 birth mats, 8 boxes cotton wool, 4 pieces syringe & needle, 5 sets of umbilical cord clam, 6 maternity pads , and 2 set delivery instruments.

South Sudanese women are 155 times likely to die in childbirth and pregnancy than Westerners, a ministry of Health in Juba report says.

Overall, an Omilling woman have a higher chance of dying in childbirth and pregnancy, but through your contribution many deaths have been avoided. Six mothers gave birth safely to six beautiful babies last year.

The death rates could have been reduced by 99% if mothers had access to emergency obstetric care. Many women still deliver their children alone or with untrained attends, and we are raising awareness to give birth in the clinic, says mid-wife Abwoo.

After a quarter a new update field report will be sent, so you get to know the impact your contribution create in the lives of new babies and their moms.

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