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BebeCool Tightens Fight Against TB

Bebecool dressed in yellow during the presser

By Muhamadi Byemboijana and Vicent Nathan Lusambya

“The grant will see Amber Heart Foundation carry out a number of activities aimed at identifying missing Tuberculosis patients within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara. The activities shall kick off in December this year and shall run for 14 months,” said Bebecool.

Global and Uganda’s Tuberculosis (TB) Ambassador and Amber Heart Foundation Executive Director Moses Ssali alias Bebecool has officially announced that his foundation received  a USD 400,000 which is equivalent to UGX 1.4bn to run a a campaign against TB in Uganda.

“Amber Heart foundation successfully applied for US$ 400,000 TB reach wave 7 grants in April 2019 from stop TB Partnership –TB Reach Initiative. The TB Reach wave Grant is funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation,” said Bebecool.

While addressing journalists on Thursday at Torino Bar and Restaurant in Kololo, Bebecool said this grant’s main purpose is to carry out a number of activities that will see Amber Heart foundation identify Tuberculosis patients with in the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara and these activities are to run for 14 months.

“The grant will see Amber Heart Foundation carry out a number of activities aimed at identifying missing Tuberculosis patients within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara. The activities shall kick off in December this year and shall run for 14 months,” said Bebecool.

Over 80,000 people die of tuberculosis annually yet the disease is treatable and medication is free in all government health facilities. However Bebecool attributes this to lack of information about the symptoms and dangers of the disease if not treated early enough by Ugandan citizens.

“The challenges we have as a country is that majority don’t know symptoms of Tuberculosis and the danger of the disease if not treated early enough,” said Bebecool.

In regards to this, Bebecool says he will be using the grant to ensure Ugandans acquire clear knowledge about the disease that is to say its symptoms and medication required.

“Through Amber Heart foundation, I will be using this grant to sensitize fellow Ugandans about the dangers of tuberculosis, its symptoms, testing and medication required,” revealed Bebecool.

Bebecool added “We will also have other people and organizations, and during some of our shows some few people will be subjected to two or three questions about TB and am urging all Ugandans not to get worried when asked about such questions”.

While asked why he is investing much energy in this charitable fight against Tuberculosis ,Bebecool said “Giving back to the people or loving our country is far much better than our own personal interests and besides in this you also enjoy a free life of being stress free”.

Bebe Cool’s son Allan aka Paper Daddy

Bebecosol further urged Journalists and other stake holders to side with him and Amber Heart Foundation in specific towards this noble cause of Eradicating Tuberculosis out of Uganda.

“I urge journalists and other stake holders, whether you love Bebecool or not, to join hands with me and Amber Heart foundation towards kicking TB out of the country,” said Bebecool.

Bebecool said the foundation also intends to promote female talents musically as part of the initiative.

“As part of the initiative we were tasked to help 20 female artists penetrate through the music industry,” said Bebecool.

Dr Isiko from Stop TB partnership –TB reach Initiative said over 80000 people in Uganda get infected with TB annually and 40000 don’t know their TB status which puts them at risk.

“I am rallying all Ugandans to support this initiative in order to stop the 20-30 deaths caused by TB daily and patients should finish their six month Tuberculosis dose” said Dr Isiko.

  • Bebecool also used the presser to announce his state of the Art studio with equipments shipped from the US that will be open to the public soon in Ntinda praising 2019 as a year of blessing with massive achievements.

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