French Montana Opens Hospital In Uganda To Serve 300K People

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French Montana is now hip-hop’s first Global Citizen Ambassador

The medical center French Montana helped launch last year is now up and running and equipped to serve 300,000 people in Uganda.

The Moroccan-born rapper visited Uganda last year to film the music video for his hit single “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee. After he witnessed the country’s healthcare hardships, what started as a video shoot grew into a global healthcare campaign as well as a partnership with nonprofit organization Mama Hope Foundation and Global Citizen to expand the country’s Suubi “Hope” Maternity Center.

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Now, Suubi hospital is open to patients who lacked proper health care. We did it from the heart,” Montana told Billboard. “Shout out to The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, and Ciroc. Every dollar from French Vanilla is going into the hospital and Mama Hope Foundation.” He added, “shout out to Global Citizen for letting me be the first rapper to represent this because they know my heart’s in the right place.” 

Last year, Montana’s $100K donation to Mama Hope jumpstarted his humanitarian efforts in Uganda. The Weeknd and Diddy followed suit with an additional $100K and $200K donation, respectively.

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Following the donations, in January, Montana became an honorary Global Citizen Ambassador.

“It feels beautiful to be a child of God, citizen of the world and agent of change,” he told TMZ. “I’m helping the people that need help.” He added “The whole idea of this is to spark the mind of the world leaders,” he added. “To help them do something on a bigger scale than what we doing. I just feel like all the mothers and children should have the right care. It should never be a privilege, it should be a right.”


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