Bebe Cool speaking at the Youth for Universal Health Coverage Conference at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda 2019

On Monday 4th March, Moses Ssali a.k.a Bebe Cool honored the invitation to attend the launch of the Universal Health Coverage Conference at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda.

The conference gathered over 400 youths from 25 countries from allover Africa and the world.

The youths – under the theme “Nothing about us, without us” – are on a mission to discover solutions in ensuring that all youths in Africa can access health care services at ease.

Waving The Flag: Bebe Cool with some youths at the Youth for Universal Health Coverage Conference at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda 2019

Bebe Cool interacted with all of them and their major request was for them to be included in the decision making processes which impact their livelihood.

The reigning United Nations Tuberculosis Ambassador for Uganda challenged them to question their motives in relation to their demands.

Bebe left them with the impression that they have to come up with practical solutions by first identifying the existing challenges prior to finding realistic solutions.

I am happy that for the first time, African youth have been given an opportunity to identify their own challenges and to also participate in finding practical solutions through their talents, connections and passion.

Bebe Cool

The Easy singer also met with some of the most influential figures in the health care sector including the Senior Disease Coordinator of the Global Fund Dr Eliud Wandwalo.

Others included Dr Githinji Gitahi (Group CEO of AMREF Health Africa), Ms Kate Thomson (head of Community Rights and Gender at the Global Fund), Dr Diane Gashumba (Rwanda Minister of Health), Ms Norwu Howard (Liberia Deputy Minister of Health), Mr Jacob Creswell (Team Leader of the Stop TB Partnership), Thandi Katlholo (Stop TB partnership), Dr Stavia (Uganda’s National TB and Leprosy Commissioner), and many more dignitaries.

Photo Moment: Bebe Cool with some of the dignitaries at the conference.

This could explain the loud silence on his social media pages lately in case you have been wondering. Bebe is very busy and for a good cause.

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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