On Saturday, 13th December 2015, the Celebrate Life Concert took place at the National Theatre Gardens in a bid to raise awareness about HIV Drug Resistance. The free show, which attracted hundreds of people, was graced by local musical sensations like Eagles Production, Pamela Ssenyonga, married musicians Sam and Sophie Gombya who did a great collabo of her hit song ‘Spare Tyre’, Geoffrey Lutaaya, Moses Supercharger and Maro who had the audience on their feet as he belted out an acapella of his monster hit ‘Mubbi Bubbi.’ who pitched in messages of hope and adherence to HIV treatment to the crowd amid their performances.
Worldwide, 36.9 million people are living with HIV, of whom 25.8 million people live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Uganda, 1.5 million people are living with HIV and 50% of them are receiving antiretroviral treatment.
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Famed musician and radio personality, Moses Supercharger, formerly of Radio Simba and currently at Top Radio, took to the stage to share his experience about battling with the deadly HIV virus for the last 21 years. He also revealed that he is married with four children and none of them is HIV positive. He has dedicated the rest of his life to protecting others through raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and HIV drug resistance.
The event was sponsored by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and PINA Uganda (People In Need Agency).