After the COVID-19 pandemic started, we launched our ONE World campaign, calling for the world to come together to create one global response to the pandemic, as a crisis of this scale requires a global response. Of course, in times of crisis, strong leadership is of the utmost importance. COVID-19 is a global crisis that requires a strong, coordinated global response from leaders. Unfortunately, the world hasn’t seen many global leaders step up in the appropriate way. ONE CEO Gayle Smith,...
The ONE Campaign and 10 major African artists have come together to release a music track calling for the world to join in solidarity to fight COVID-19. In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and MTV Base, “Stand Together” is a solidarity anthem featuring some of Africa’s biggest music stars: 2Baba, Ahmed Soultan, Ben Pol, Teni, Yemi Alade, Amanda Black, Stanley Enow, Gigi La Mayne, Prodigio and Betty G. The song has been produced by Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo and the...
Before COVID-19, 135 million were experiencing hunger so severe that it threatened their lives and livelihoods. Now with COVID-19, that number could double by the end of 2020. Pandemics and hunger crises go hand in hand. COVID-19 is no different. The economic impact of the pandemic translates into poverty as millions of people’s sources of income fall due to job losses. Remittances to low-and middle-income countries are expected to fall by 20% in 2020, more than double international aid to...
As part of our #PassTheMic series, where global health experts take over celebrities’ social media channels to discuss COVID-19, Actor David Oyelowo interviewed Gayle Smith, the president and CEO of ONE and former administrator of the US Agency for International Development. Here’s David’s interview with Gayle about what will make the difference during COVID-19. Hear more from experts in our #PassTheMic campaign,  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more.
As part of our #PassTheMic series, where global health experts take over celebrities’ social media channels to discuss COVID-19, Actress Danai Gurira interviewed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, chair of the GAVI board and the former finance minister of Nigeria. Here’s Danai’s interview with Dr. Ngozi about why she’s optimistic that we will learn lessons that push the world in a better direction after COVID-19. Hear more from experts in our #PassTheMic campaign,  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more.
As part of our #PassTheMic series, where global health experts take over celebrities’ social media channels to discuss COVID-19, Actress Julia Roberts interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Here’s Julia’s interview with “maybe the coolest man on the planet right now.” https://youtu.be/Oaba1Ckcj30?si=eUORHZCDyi46ipDC Hear more from experts in our #PassTheMic campaign,  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more.
What policy measures have African governments taken so far during the COVID-19 pandemic? How many ventilators, hospital beds, and intensive care units do countries currently have? What have the economic shocks from COVID-19 meant for food security and remittances? While the virus itself has been slower to impact Africa than other parts of the world, the drastic declines in global trade and travel — combined with measures like quarantines — are significantly impacting economies and well-being across the continent. To better...
COVID-19 is impacting our lives, our communities, and our economies. While the virus is affecting everyone, it will have the most significant impact on those most vulnerable, whether they live across the street or across the ocean. Viruses don’t pay attention to borders — and neither can the world’s response plan. We need to mobilise resources for a humanitarian response not seen in decades. We need to make sure that new medicines and a vaccine, once available, are distributed equitably....