Top-selling artists, The Weeknd and French Montana, are leading the efforts to raise awareness around maternal and children’s health, and their donations are creating change for people in Uganda.
The “Starboy” singer was first inspired by French Montana’s work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope earlier this year when they pledged $100,000 to help the Suubi Health Center, a rural medical facility.
Only a few months later, The Weeknd matched Montana’s donation.
“The Suubi Health Center is in the Eastern part of Uganda, one of the poorest and most populated regions in the country,” Denis Mukisa, the son of Suubi’s founder, told Mama Hope. “The Luuka District, where we live, has a population of 260,000 people but no hospital, no premature health services, and no ambulance except Suubi’s.”