KAMPALA – Uganda’s musician Bebe Cool real name Moses Ssali who happens to be Global Tuberculosis (TB) Ambassador has on Tuesday 26 set off to Vietnam to meet donors over charity funds.
It’s now two years since Bebe Cool was appointed a Global Tuberculosis (TB) Ambassador.
“I have been invited by TB Reach for a meeting in Vietnam to discuss how best I can be funded to carry out duties as a TB Ambassador,” said Bebe in on his social media page.
TB Reach is an initiative under Stop TB Partnership in Geneva and UNOPS whose objective is to find all the missing cases of TB with the aim of eradicating the disease from the World.
Statistics show that 80,000 Ugandans die of Tuberculosis annually and many aren’t aware of the causes, symptoms and remedies for the killer disease.
TB Ambassador said that It’s time all key players join hands and invest more in Creating Awareness if Tuberculosis is to be defeated.
“I have been engaging in many charitable activities under Amber Heart Foundation, the latest having been last year when I donated over UGX60M from the proceeds of my Concert towards facilitating treatment of children with Heart defects,” he said.
“I’m gonna be meeting with UN officials in Vietnam this week to deliberate on among other things how best to execute my fight against Tuberculosis in Uganda,” he added.
In June this year, Bebe Cool under the flagship of Amber Heart Foundation held a consultative meeting with a team of Ministry of Health officials led by the National TB Program Manager Dr Stavia together with members of the Buganda Royal family, TB survivors, Health Activists, Defeat TB team and the media.
The objective of this consultation was to exchange ideas on the most creative ways to make Ugandans aware of the danger associated with not knowing your TB status.