Former Mikumi Member of Parliament and artist Joseph Haule, widely known as Prof Jay, has revealed that he has received numerous direct messages (DMs) from people dealing with kidney problems shortly after announcing the launch of his foundation.
‘Profesa Jay Foundation’ was unveiled on Sunday, December, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Prof Jay, who has introduced this foundation aimed at assisting kidney patients, expressed deep concern as he has personally struggled with kidney issues for two years, incurring significant expenses for medical treatment.
The rapper, who is still recuperating day by day, added that he is going to release an extended play (EP) in gratitude for the journey he went through during his illness, noting that his vocal cords have greatly improved.
Prof Jay’s foundation launch was attended by different guests, including politician Tundu Lissu, Alikiba, Lady Jaydee, and Chege, among others.
In a previous interview, Professor Jay opened up about the hefty financial burden he faced during his kidney disease treatment in India.
His story sheds light on the challenges faced by kidney patients and the urgent need for better access to healthcare in Tanzania.
During his time in the hospital, he underwent numerous medical procedures, including injections that came at a steep price.
He highlighted the importance of regular check-ups and emphasised that kidney diseases can affect individuals of all ages, not just those with risky behaviours.