Head ONC SPA/PA Hajjat Hadijja Namyalo has said the Kabaka Birthday Run has greatly contributed significant HIV awareness and increased testing in Uganda.
Hajjat confirmed that she will personally grace the 10th edition of the run which is to take place on April 16, 2023, and is expected to be flagged off by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
This year’s run is intended to raise awareness and strengthen the efforts to fight the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Uganda at large, under the theme: The fight to end HIV/ AIDS by 2030.
The Kabaka and the kingdom have greatly supported several government programs and interventions such as HIV, wealth creation, and COVID-19. You remember his role in mobilizing the people of Uganda to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” Hajjat said, adding that Kabaka’s role in the fight against HIV and AIDS compliments government efforts.
“I’m aware that proceeds from previous birthday runs have supported several causes such as Fistula, Sickle Cell, HIV and AIDS, and blood donation,” Hajjat Said.
She stressed that the Kabaka’s Run has made considerable progress in responding to the HIV epidemic and urged the public to come out in huge numbers to support the HIV/AIDs awareness drive by participating in the run.
“The contribution towards the run will greatly support the fight against HIV/AIDS and we ask the whole country to embrace this cause,” She added.