Campaigns & Appeals
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We’ve clearly seen the power of collective response through two international fundraising campaigns launched in 2020-2021 with the WHO Foundation to power WHO’s work on the ground. In total, the Solidarity Response Fund (SRF), and Go Give One (GG1) campaigns raised more than US$ 260 million from the private sector to actively support the work of WHO and its partners in the fight against COVID-19. Together with WHO, the WHO Foundation will continue to launch campaigns and appeals tackle global health challenges with a coordinated, multi-sector approach.
The Human Kind campaign and fundraising e-store have been created by the WHO Foundation to unite the world in support for the health of Ukraine and neighboring countries. The Foundation has partnered with iconic artists, musicians, and athletes from Ukraine and around the world, to donate exclusive personal items that will raise money for the health and well-being of those affected by the war.
Musicians Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Ellie Goulding; sports heroes Wladimir Klitschko, Vitalii Mykolenko, and Shaquille O’Neal; and artists Shepard Fairey, Mr Brainwash, and Richard Orlinski are donating once-in-a-lifetime personal items. All funds raised will go towards the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Health Emergency Appeal for Ukraine.
For Giving Season, the Foundation launched another campaign to support the emergency appeals in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
To donate, visit humankind.who.foundation
Vaccine Equity - GO GIVE ONE Campaign
The Go Give One campaign was created by the WHO Foundation based on the simple belief that individuals, wherever they are, can play a powerful role in the fight against COVID-19 by investing in the health of their world. A fundraising campaign with no borders, Go Give One calls on everyone, everywhere to play their part in helping to vaccinate the world. Money raised goes to an international fund called COVAX AMC, which buys COVID-19 vaccines for the world, starting with those who need them the most.
The WHO Foundation is a partner of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), which was launched by WHO and other stakeholders in April 2020. This partnership has supported the fastest, most coordinated, and successful global effort to develop tools to fight a disease in history. WHO Foundation globally supports this initiative through the ACT Together Fund and supports WHO’s leading role in vaccination through COVAX. Co-led by the World Health Organization, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), COVAX seeks to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world. This includes an international fund called COVAX AMC, set up by Gavi to buy vaccines for the world, starting with those who need them most. Governments are giving money to COVAX AMC, but not enough to end the pandemic.
To DONATE, please visit Gogiveone.org.
Healing Arts Initiative
COVID-19 has revealed that a virus can affect not only our physical health but also our ability to cope with the psychological impact in its wake. To address the impact of mental health through COVID-19, Christie’s auction house, together with the WHO Foundation, UN75, and a range of other partners including Tate galleries, Italy’s Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Art Newspaper engaged in a cultural call-to-action to support the global COVID-19 response through the arts through The Future is Unwritten Healing Arts Auction series was held. The auction series increased awareness around a global path to recovery and raised critical funds to mobilize artists and health professionals in support of communities most vulnerable, at-risk, and with the weakest health systems to act effectively in response to the pandemic. All proceeds supported urgently needed mental health responses to the pandemic through the applied use of arts in health-giving and recovery. A fund also supported artist-led projects that directly facilitated community healing and healthcare messaging. A number of educational events further covered urgent thematic areas, from emergency response, to mental health, health effects of the environmental crisis, to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, each through the lens of the supportive power of the arts. In total, nearly US$ 200 000 was raised.
Lifesaving Response to Earthquakes in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic
On February 8, 2023, the WHO Foundation launched a campaign to urgently raise funds for WHO’s Earthquake Emergency Appeal for Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic. The WHO appeal (part of a broader UN appeal) is in response to the multiple earthquake disasters in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic that began early on Monday 6 February, killing over 23,000 people and leaving more than 83 000 in urgent need of life-saving medical support and these numbers continue to climb.
To donate, visit earthquakeresponse.who.foundation.
Health Emergency Appeal for the Sahel & the Greater Horn of Africa
On September 16, 2022, along with WHO, we launched the Health Emergency Appeal for the Sahel and the Greater Horn of Africa to respond to the rising health needs as millions face acute hunger.
The Sahel & Greater Horn of Africa regions are experiencing one of the worst food insecurity situations in decades. It is estimated that more than 63 million people are facing extreme hunger or above and 17.8 million are internally displaced due to climate change, armed conflict, or food insecurity. While finding food and safe water is the absolute priority, the health response is essential to avert preventable diseases and death.
The rising droughts and food insecurity is contributing to increased health risks and needs such as a great need for preventive and curative healthcare services in the affected population.
Donations to the appeal are ongoing via hoa-sahel.who.foundation.
Health Emergency Appeal for Ukraine
On March 2nd 2022, along with the WHO, we launched the Health Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to support the frontline response to deliver urgent healthcare to people across Ukraine and refugees in neighboring countries affected by this crisis.
The escalating crisis in Ukraine has seen casualties and injuries rising and people forced to flee, severely reducing the capacity of health systems to cope with people wounded and others in need of urgent health care. In just one month, nearly 11 million people, nearly a quarter of Ukraine’s population, have been forcibly displaced. As of April 4, 2022, it was estimated that 6.5 million are internally displaced and more than 4.2 million were forced to leave the country.
This crisis is having a devastating impact on these countries health systems and severely reducing the capacity to cope.
Donations to the appeal are ongoing via ukraine.who.foundation.
Together For India
The Together for India appeal was launched by the WHO Foundation in May 2021 when an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections in India led to a shortfall in medical oxygen, intensive care unit beds, and life-saving medicines. WHO responded by deploying an additional emergency action plan to support WHO’s work in the frontlines of India’s fight against the pandemic. The “Together for India” appeal invited members of the public to donate, with proceedings going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the WHO Indian Country Office to provide equipment, supplies, and technical assistance and field support to support WHO’s frontline emergency response across India. The appeal has now concluded.
Give a Breath for Health
In April 2021, the global fundraising appeal, Give a Breath for Health, driven by the WHO Foundation and WHO, was launched to support the delivery of oxygen and other life-saving supplies to health facilities treating patients with COVID-19 around the world. In many countries in the Americas, a severe oxygen shortage threatened the health of people with respiratory issues fighting COVID-19. This put an incredible strain on the region’s health services and led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. WHO Foundation launched Give a Breath for the Americas to support WHO and PAHO’s efforts in the region. The appeal received support from WHO’s goodwill Ambassador and Brazilian international football star Alisson Becker. The appeal has now concluded.
Donations are being accepted to support WHO and its partners’ response efforts to COVID-19 and other health emergencies around the globe.
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