GO GIVE ONE Vaccine Equity campaign wins huge support at Global Citizen Live
WHO Foundation’s global Go Give One campaign reached audiences around the world as the priority fundraising partner for vaccine equity during Global Citizen LIVE, which took place on September 25 -26, 2021. The 24-hour event spanned across Lagos, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, and Sydney, and featured artists, celebrities, and world leaders coming together to create change and impact on vaccine equity, climate, and poverty.
Created by the WHO Foundation, Go Give One is a fundraising campaign with no borders that responds to the growing global vaccine equity gap. With a small number of countries rolling out the majority of doses, many countries are being left behind and are unable to vaccinate their populations.
Through Go Give One, with as little as $5, a vaccine can be purchased that could help protect someone who needs it most, enabling equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for people in lower-income countries.
Global Citizen kicked off a new phase in the Go Give One campaign, to drive awareness of the importance of vaccine equity and why it is everyone’s responsibility to support vaccinating the world. Currently, WHO Foundation is working with corporate partners, influencers, and the public to act in solidarity and help raise funds to increase access to vaccines around the world:
- Go Give One is featured on the Mastercard portal of Global Citizen’s action page, where individuals can donate until December 2021.
- In addition, ELMA Vaccines and Immunization Foundation, is matching all Go Give One donations up to US$1 million – turning every $5 into $10 – until March 2022.
The money raised through the Go Give One campaign goes to an international financing mechanism called COVAX AMC, which funds COVID-19 vaccines for middle and lower-income countries, prioritizing those who need them most.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also urged Global Citizen audiences to support vaccine equity, after meeting with global health leaders and WHO Foundation CEO, Anil Soni, on Thursday, September 23rd, to discuss solutions to tackle health inequality and vaccine access to help end the pandemic.