The idea of the campaign against tuberculosis came to him after attending a conference against tuberculosis that took place in 2019 in Rwanda.
He said, “In this conference, I was astonished by the fact that this disease is among the ones that kill a lot of people in Rwanda and around the world, yet when treated it heals.”
Mico The Best told IGIHE that at the end of the conference, he set a goal of raising awareness of the effects of tuberculosis, prevention and to call those already affected to seek medical attention.
“I thought, as a person who already works on projects and makes them known, now I can do all my best and make people know more about tuberculosis, how to prevent it, its symptoms and how it is treated,” he said.
He said that upon leaving the conference, he started speaking about tuberculosis in the media. That is the time when the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) reached out to him, pledging support for his ongoing campaign against the disease.
The campaign is at a level he called “Friend to Friend Campaign against TB”. Different individuals took pictures of signs that call people for fighting tuberculosis and were asked to share them on their social media.
Mico The Best said that after this level of using the social media to spread a word against tuberculosis, he will engage the public through music tour around the country to bring the campaign nearer to every Rwandan.
In this press conference, Mico The Best was with the manager of KIKAC Music the record label he works with, and Dr. Migambi Patrick, the Division Manager Tuberculosis and Other Respiratory Diseases.
Dr. Migambi said that RBC received well Mico The Best’s idea and chose to help him realize his goal.