SAVE YOUR LIVER FOUNDATION UGANDA (SYLiF-U)
1. Name of the organization: Save Your Liver Foundation Uganda. (SYLiF-U)
2. Head office: Plot 683, Willis Road, Namirembe Rubaga Division, Kampala Uganda
3. Contact details:
Tel: +256 773 324 875/ +256702945105
4. Legal Status of the Organization:
A non-governmental organization established in 2015. It is registered at the national level with the NGO board as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under registration number. 11425
5. Area of Operation: Uganda
6. Tax Identification Number (TIN): 1009540379
7. Organization background: -
Save Your Liver Foundation-Uganda (SYLiF-U) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was started in 2015 by a group of young professionals. It’s a pioneer non-public sector in liver cancer and related illness response in Uganda. Its main mandate is to awaken the population to “save” their liver because of the many liver functions in the body.
Since its inception SYLiF-U has embarked on creating awareness on the health importance and preventive measures of the liver fostering a general sense of preventive health among the population, promoting the use of preventive liver health supplements in collaboration with health institutions in the country.
SYLiF-U has established partnership with liver related organizations and corporate institutions both locally and internationally for the mutual promotion of liver health education programs.
It has also established partnerships with relevant government agencies on mutual collaboration in liver and general health policies and programs to ensure the integration of liver education in public health programs, mobilizing resources through grants and other promotions to support health programs in the country.
There is a lot of scope that needs to be addressed in Uganda especially in the health sector; SYLiF-U was formed mainly to reach out to the general public to awaken the population to “save” their liver because of its many functions in the body.
9. Focus segment:
SYLiF-U focuses on health improvement and promotion especially in liver cancer and related illness
10. Vision of the organization:
” A society free from liver cancer”
11. Mission of the organization
Building a preventive liver health culture to promote, preserve and harness human resource potential for development.
12. Our objectives
In order to achieve its mission and realize its vision in the long run, SYLiF-U is founded with the following strategic objectives.
i. To create awareness on the health importance of the liver
ii. To foster a general sense of preventive health among the population.
iii. To promote the use of preventive liver Health supplements in collaboration with Health institutions in the country.
iv. To establish partnership with liver related organizations and corporate institutions both local and international for the mutual promotion of liver Health education programs.
v. To establish partnership with relevant government agencies on mutual collaboration in liver and general health policies and programs in the country.
vi. To ensure the integration of liver education in public health policies
vii. Mobilize resources through grants and other promotions to support liver programs in the country.
13. Problems / issues identified
i. Lack of awareness on the promotion of health and hygienic conditions, maternal and safe motherhood, and the importance of prevention of diseases by immunization.
ii. Increased co-infection of hepatitis b and HIV/AIDS infections resulting into advanced liver related complications
iii. Less value is still attached to saving the liver this is vivid by the general public behavioral practices like alcoholism that in the long run affects the normal functioning of the liver. And also Malnutrition for both mothers and the children especially of school going age.
14. Interventions of the organization:
i. Capacity building and raising awareness on issues of Hepatitis B / HIV/AIDS and liver cancer diseases among health workers and the general public
ii. Sensitizing the community on behavioral change and encourage the best health practices.
iii. Organizing awareness campaigns such as Hepatitis B charity walks, liver cancer awareness programs, and behavior change trainings
iv. Fostering a general sense of preventive health among the population.
v. Involving community stakeholders in all programs of the organization as partners at all levels.
vi. Proper planning and implementation of the organizational activities and programs without discriminating on grounds of color, gender, religion, ethnicity or race.
vii. Establishing partnership with liver related organizations and corporate institutions both local and international for the mutual promotion of liver Health education programs.
viii. Advocating for patients living with hepatitis B and liver cancers
i. Holding mass meetings with the support of all leaders in the areas of operation
ii. Partnering with other, NGOs, CSOs and other like-minded groups in planning and implementation of programs aimed at making the welfare of people living with liver cancer and hepatitis B better
iii. Planning through Community participation
iv. Advocating for the rights of liver cancer patients in our communities
v. Practical trainings and segmenting of the members into a sizable number for management
vi. Radio talk shows to disseminate information of importance to a wide coverage
vii. Partnering with government institutions to establish treatment centers for the liver cancer diseases other than the Uganda Cancer Institute
What the organization does to help the target groups;
i. Mobilizing parents using all mediums to take their children for immunization (hepatitis B) and support other programs aimed at lifting their health.
ii. Emphasizing the role of women in the training and nurturing of children for proper growth and development.
i. Mobilizing mothers to support and embrace programs such as immunization that aim at reducing children vulnerability to diseases
ii. Fostering a general sense of preventive health among the women.
iii. Mobilizing women to adopt the use of family planning and promotion of maternal health
iv. Emphasizing the need to embrace the use of preventive liver health supplements in collaboration with Health institutions in the country.
v. Targeting women for screening and vaccination against hepatitis B
vi. Training pregnant mothers about safe deliveries of babies to avoid mother to child transmission of Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS
i. Provision of information that can promote their accessibility to health education services easily.
ii. Offering guidance and counseling services and establishing information centers where to get information relating to viral diseases that have advance effects on the liver.
iii. Advocating for the rights of a girl child to education, health and empowering them to live in a world of destiny
i. Provision of guidance and counseling services aiming at preventing the youth from participating in anti-social activities by creating awareness on the existence of chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS/ Hepatitis B and cancer that result from the use of addiction drugs.
ii. Fostering a general sense of preventive health
iii. Training the youth in behavior change programs
iv. Discouraging them from the use of addictive drugs
i. Supporting education centers within their area of operation for the organization
ii. Sensitizing and encouraging men to embrace government programs like ANC, SMS etc.
iii. Encouraging them to support their wives and families in the lead of health behaviors
iv. Create a sense of individual responsibility in living a healthy life style that is instrumental in increasing their family household incomes
National and international affiliations
i. The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B ( NOPLHB)
ii. African Liver Patient Association. (ALPA)
iii. Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uganda
iv. World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA)
SAVE YOUR LIVER FOUNDATION UGANDA (SYLiF-U)