Rt Rev Hannington Mutebi, the Assistant Bishop of Kampala has started receiving Leukemia treatment at Kings College Hospital in the United Kingdom (UK).
Last week, Ivan Naijuka, the Communications Officer at All Saints Cathedral revealed that Bishop Mutebi was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia and needed at least £100,000 (approximately shs480 million) to start treatment.
“Due to the rarity of the Leukemia, Bishop Mutebi traveled to the UK for advanced specialist treatment which was not available in Kampala. He has now had several preliminary tests done since arriving in the UK.”
Naijuka further disclosed that doctors have since recommended that the treatment kicks off though there’s limiting factor of finances.
However, according to Uganda Radio Network (URN), the good news is that doctors have decided to commence on the treatment even without the down payment after realizing that Bishop Mutebi’s platelets, energy levels and general condition were dwindling pretty fast.
“This week he has had one blood transfusion, and on Tuesday, he is going back for more, and possibly be admitted into hospital for at least 4 initial weeks. Further report is that his body is quite weak but his faith in the healing hand of God and resilience, have amazed everyone,” revealed Rev. Dr. Alex Kasirye Musoke from St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda, Boston, USA on Sunday.
Church of Uganda together with Bishop Mutebi’s family have since launched a fundraising drive to save his life.
The online fundraising campaign on Gofundme has so far raised £4,895 about Shs23.6 million from 51 people in 3 days.
The contributions towards the medical bill can also be done through the Archbishop’s Emergency Fund in Stanbic Bank Account 9030005662663 at Forest Mall, Kampala.
In the same vein, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali on Sunday held a meeting at All Saints Cathedral with Vicars/Chaplains, Heads of Laity and treasurers to find ways of fundraising for Bishop Mutebi.