Help ROM Help others during COVID -19
Today, Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative received a food donation from the Uganda Tuberculosis Ambassador Bebe Cool through the Defeat TB project. The food relief is meant to support ROM vulnerable TB clients through this period of lockdown caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.
Ranked among one of the world’s deadliest airborne diseases, Tuberculosis spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and someone else inhales the expelled droplets, which contain the bacteria. A lot of similarities with how the COVID-19 spreads, shared spaces like homes, schools, public transport, waiting rooms or even churches can be transmission hotspots.
TB is responsible for the loss of over 4,000 lives each day according to the World Health Organization and close to 30,000 people are infected with this preventable and curable disease. TB has a cure, 58 million lives since the year 2000 have been saved as per the World Health Organisation.
The food donation made will be given out to each vulnerable TB client on their visit to the ROM clinics for treatment.