His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the King of Buganda Kingdom, has received recognition from UNAIDS for his contributions to the fight against AIDS.
This occurred on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Bulange-Mengo during the Kabaka Birthday Run.
Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS, congratulated the Buganda Kingdom for hosting the race with the goal of making it a myth by 2030.
Winnie Byanyima, ED for UNAIDS, makes a speech at Mengo Palace.
Since the health-focused event began promoting HIV and Aids awareness three years ago, she said that there has been an increase in testing and a decrease in new HIV infections.
Byanyima praised the King for supporting the AIDS campaign and doing a great job as the UNAIDS Africa Goodwill Ambassador at a meeting with the Kabaka on Saturday.
She cited the “Men are Stars – Abaami Munyeenye” HIV advocacy campaign, which encourages men and boys between the ages of 15 and 49 to obtain HIV care in Uganda’s 25 districts most severely impacted by the pandemic.
In order to encourage his constituents to fight HIV, Kabaka Mutebi was chosen by UNAIDS in 2017 as the Africa Goodwill Ambassador.
Winnie Byanyima, the executive head of UNAIDS, converses with a prince of Buganda.
Byanyima claims that the Kabaka Run has made significant strides in combating the HIV epidemic.
Men are more likely to die from Aids-related illnesses than boys because men and boys are less likely to get diagnosed for HIV, be referred to treatment facilities, and stay in care, she said.
Thus, it seemed as though the King had given them this generation of Tebi in order for them to serve as arrows in the schemes of the Kingdom through local musician Da Agent.
“Over the previous five years, there has been a dramatic reduction in new HIV infections, with the Buganda region making the fastest success in lowering new infections,” she continued.
Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, the king, starting his birthday run
More than 80,000 people from all around the country, including Masaka, Mukono, and Luwero, took part in the race.