King Tee Dee Supports Smart Cut Drive

King Tee Dee shows his support for the Smart Cut campaign

By  | May 19, 2020, 02:11 PM  | King Tee Dee 

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He has been an active supporter of the initiative and educated many males about the importance of taking this step. 

During his travels from across Namibia, he has been giving out information and advocating to live audiences, performances and social mobilisation at tertiary institutions.  This week he is set to visit the Kavango region in Divundu Open Market and Nyangana Combine School, from the 14th to the 16th of August. 

He has been an ambassador since the year 2016 and received his very own circumcision at the Oshakati State Hospital. His was performed by health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku. 

He said during an interview with The Namibian, “I have gone countrywide giving out information, and it is just time for me to set the example and get the smart cut myself.” 

The Smart Cut campaign is urging men from across Namibia to get circumcised in order to reduce their chances of contracting HIV and STIs easily. With a promised 60% reduction on contracting these and also for their female partners to not get cervical cancer. 

The aim of the procedure is to reduce HIV prevalence in the country by 50%. In a country like Namibia, it reduces the risk of contracting the disease by 60%.

They wish to reach their target of 150 000 smart cuts by the year 2025, however, they say it has been a slow process. With the help of the music pioneer, they wish to reach as many males as they can and make Namibia safe. 

The procedure is free and done at health facilities by specialised doctors and nurses. 

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