Did you know that tuberculosis is the second leading infectious disease cause of death after COVID-19? Or that before the discovery of the actual cause of tuberculosis, the disease was thought to be hereditary? As the global fight to end tuberculosis continues, here are seven facts you need to know about the disease. 10 million people were living with tuberculosis in 2020 In 2020, it was estimated that 10 million people fell ill with tuberculosis worldwide. And in that same year, 1.5...
This blog was previously published in 2022 and updated in April 2024. TELL WORLD LEADERS TO HELP END MALARIA Malaria remains a global health crisis, and it‘s up to advocacy and action from people around the world to end this crisis once and for all. But what do you really know about the disease? Do you know what type of mosquito spreads it? Or what the symptoms are? Here are 6 facts you should know about malaria. More than 240 million people...
You probably know that HIV/AIDS remains a  global health crisis, and that advocacy and action are crucial to make sure people everywhere have access to medical care for HIV/AIDS. Ensuring that we each do our part to fight this global crisis is crucial. But before you get started, here are a few important facts that you should know about HIV/AIDS.  HIV and AIDS are different HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS. HIV impacts an individual's immune system and causes...
Books are powerful. They can be tools of change, they can inspire people far and wide, and they can transform how you see the world. That‘s why we reached out to members of ONE‘s global team to ask them what books have inspired them throughout their activism journeys. Whether you‘re just starting your summer reading list or are powering through it, here are 12 book recommendations that will inspire you to take action. “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond What it‘s about: “Evicted” speaks...
The summer is a great time to relax and recharge. It‘s also a great time to take stock of your activism work and give it a refresh. With warmer weather and longer days, you can fill your free time working to change the world for the better. And some of it may be easier than you think. That‘s why we‘re sharing nine easy ways to kickstart your activism this summer. Keep reading to find out! Start a summer reading list The summer is...
We‘ve all been living through the pandemic. So how much could we learn from a documentary about it? Turns out, a lot. HBO‘s new documentary, “How to Survive a Pandemic” is an emotional rollercoaster. It taps into how we‘ve all felt over the past two years: from the sheer shock of it all, to the hope from the first promises of vaccines, to the frustration of realizing that we‘ve still got a long way to go before achieving vaccine equity. To...
The Global Fund is an organization designed to end AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has helped save 44 million lives and halved the combined death rate from all three diseases. It has invested more than $53 billion over 20 years. Annually, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than $4 billion into programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries to fight all three diseases. The Global Fund and...
In the South African townships of Gqeberha, communities confront challenges on their way to success. They encounter high unemployment rates, lack of access to quality education, and a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. And these challenges are exacerbated due to COVID-19. The Eastern Cape, the province home to Gqeberha, has the highest unemployment rate in South Africa, a staggering 47.1%. Unlike its Western Cape neighbor, the Eastern Cape is a rural region. It’s far behind in the country‘s fight for equal...
 Ione Gildroy is a Youth Ambassador from the UK. In March, I went to the international youth climate strike in Edinburgh and was overwhelmed by the huge number of protesters. They were chanting for climate justice and gender equality, and against racism, with many protesters also carrying banners and flags in support of Ukraine. With this current crisis in Ukraine, it has become even more clear how important international aid is. Sanctions in Russia will have a global impact on...
Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women‘s Day, where we highlighted a few women from around the world who are tackling the pandemic and working to end COVID-19. From inventors to leaders of major world organizations, these women have made strides in the fight against the pandemic. But we also want to hear from you, our global supporters. We asked you to tell us in a few words about the amazing women in your lives who have inspired you through...