By Paul Mayambala
Singer Bebe Cool has recieved a grant of close to 400,000 USD to fight TB in Uganda, he disclosed.
“I am happy to inform you that I officially recieved a grant of close to $400,000 USD from Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative at a ceremony that took place in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam.
The TB REACH initiative is funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” he said.
“The grant, through my recently founded non profit organisation The Amber Heart Foundation, is in support of activities aimed at finding missing TB patients within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara,” he added.
“This grant is a result of a vigorous application exercise that saw The Amber Heart Foundation triumph over 600 applications that had to be chosen from all over the world. This is a great boast to my charity efforts. While for years I have been undertaking different charity works at my personal expense, it feels great when someone else recognises such efforts and decides to chip in. This is a great boast for our health care system,” Bebe Cool said.