Press Releases

  • ONE statement on Gayle Smith’s return as CEO

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement on the return of Gayle Smith as CEO of The ONE Campaign. Gayle, who was on temporary assignment at the State Department as Coordinator for Global COVID Response & Health Security, will resume her duties at ONE starting December 6, 2021. Tom Hart, Acting CEO at…

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  • ONE statement on G20 commitments

    WASHINGTON — As the G20 summit concludes, the ONE Campaign welcomes US leadership on a global plan to fight the pandemic but warns slow progress in delivering health and economic relief to low-income countries will only continue the lifecycle of this virus. Tom Hart, acting CEO at the ONE Campaign, said:  “The support expressed for…

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  • NEW ANALYSIS: More booster shots given in wealthy countries than 1st shots in low-income countries

    WASHINGTON —  As the G20 leaders prepare to meet in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, new analysis released by the ONE Campaign today reveals the chief obstacles standing in the way of global efforts to end the pandemic. Key highlights include:  Doses are still being hoarded by wealthy countries.…

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  • ONE statement on FDA approval of boosters

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the expansion of booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients. This comes amidst an ongoing vaccine access crisis in low-income countries, where some immunocompromised individuals and first responders have yet to receive a single COVID-19 dose. …

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  • ONE welcomes nomination of John Nkengasong to lead PEPFAR

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the anti-poverty and global health organization co-founded by Bono, lead singer of U2, issued the below statement today welcoming the nomination of Dr. John Nkengasong to lead the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The nomination of Dr. Nkengasong comes at a critical moment in the fight against AIDS,…

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  • ONE analysis ahead of COVID-19 summit: World off track to meet new vaccination target

    WASHINGTON — As world leaders meet today at the global COVID-19 summit convened by President Joe Biden, new analysis released by The ONE Campaign shows that if current vaccination rates continue, the new 70% vaccine target that world leaders are expected to commit to will be missed by a total of 1.2 billion people across 107 countries –…

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  • ONE welcomes Biden global COVID-19 summit

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today in response to the announcement that the Biden administration will host a virtual global COVID-19 summit during the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week. According to the WHO, less than 2% of adults are fully vaccinated in most low-income countries compared to almost 50% in high‑income…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus call on Biden to share more vaccines with Africa

    WASHINGTON — As death rates spike across Africa and vaccine rates remain the lowest in the world, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have sent a letter to President Biden urging the administration to share more vaccines with the continent, which is facing a deadly third wave. So far, roughly two percent of Africans are fully vaccinated from COVID-19…

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  • US booster plan threatens to exacerbate global vaccine inequities & prolong pandemic

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today on the news that the Biden administration will authorize booster shots in September while many immunocompromised individuals and first responders in low-income countries have yet to receive a single COVID-19 dose.  Sarah Swinehart, Senior Director of Communications, North America at The ONE Campaign “The Biden…

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  • ONE applauds Biden global vaccine sharing efforts, urges other countries to follow US lead & accelerate dose sharing

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today in response to the White House announcement that the US has shared more than 100 million vaccine doses globally and reportedly plans to hold a global COVID-19 summit this fall. Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign: “President Biden’s efforts to increase global collaboration to…

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