By Charles Katabalwa

2nd April 2023


Journalists have been rallied to be ambassadors through their respective media outlets of fighting and ending HIV/AIDS campaign in the country.


This call was made by David Birungi, the Manager Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Airtel Uganda while handing over Kabaka Birthday Run kits to their media partners to enable them participate in the forthcoming 11th Run Edition that is slated on Sunday 7th April 2024 in Bulange-Mengo.


This year’s run campaign which is under the theme; “Men in the fight against HIV/AIDS to save the girl child”, is intended to mobilize funds to support initiatives of ending HIV/AIDS in Uganda by 2030.


Birungi believes that journalists through their media houses have the power to sensitize, mobilize and educate the public about the dangers of HIV and how to prevent the disease and ending it.


He says that this also needs every individual’s participation in fighting and ending HIV/AIDS which is still affecting Ugandans.


The Kabaka birthday run has become a hallmark event on Airtel Uganda and the country’s annual calendar in celebration of the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, birthday which champions noble causes that resonate with the community.


The UNAIDS statistics indicate about 20,000 new infections among young Ugandans between the age of 15 and 24, that the country recorded during the 2021 extended Covid-19 lockdown periods, with four of every five cases prevalent among adolescent girls.




Wednesday 3rd April 2024 07:34:20 AM