Diddy Donates $200K to Help Improve Maternal Healthcare in Uganda

By:  Ketirah Felder-Hogan (@tygirl197)

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs announced that he will be donating $200,000 to the Suubi “Hope” Health Center, which serves a rural population in Budondo, Uganda to according to Rolling Stone. Diddy had this to say to Rolling Stone,

“I’ve always said my purpose is to inspire and empower the next generation to become great leaders – and to honor their hustle along the way,” Diddy tells Rolling Stone. “In addition to passing the torch to French, I’m showing my support for the work he is doing in Uganda. Not only will Ciroc be donating $100,000 to support the organization Mama Hope, I am matching the donation so that our stories and successes can benefit as many people as possible.”

The journey to help improve maternal healthcare in Uganda, began with a healthcare initiative which was launched by rapper French Montana after the filming of his music video “Unforgettable”. This initiative is also in partnership with non-profit Mama Hope and Global Citizens. Both non-profit organizations aim to provide for women’s maternity healthcare.

 

Mama Hope logo.

Global Citizen logo.

Along with the filming of his music video “Unforgettable”, The Moroccan rapper has been spreading the word through his #Unforgettable Dance video which is touted as a “call to action to raise awareness for the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda,” as reported by Vibe.

In addition to both Diddy and French Montana donating, Grammy-Award winning artist The Weekend has also contributed to the health center, by donating $100,000 back in June of 2017, as reported by ENews.

ENews also reports that “The Weekend’s donation enabled Suubi to complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and increase its capacity of serving 56,000 people to 260,000 people.”

Diddy stated that $400,000 will go towards building maternal healthcare facilities, a prenatal care clinic, birth house, a new ambulance and more.

“It’s important to give back, it’s important to be an agent of change,” Diddy says in a video PSA announcing his donation. “That’s a core part of being down with the Bad Boy family.” 

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