Press Releases

  • ONE applauds Biden vaccine donation, urges other wealthy countries to match US ambition at G7

    The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today welcoming the news that the Biden administration will purchase 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses that will be shared with the world. While wealthy countries continue ramping up vaccinations, less than 1 percent of COVID-19 vaccine doses globally have been administered to people in low-income countries. Tom Hart, acting CEO at The…

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  • ONE urges more ambition on dose sharing announcement ahead of the G7

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today in response to the White House announcement on how the US will deploy some of its excess COVID-19 vaccines, and cautioned that more ambition and US global leadership are needed ahead of next week’s G7 meeting. Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign: “The world…

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  • ONE welcomes Biden budget proposal, but urges more resources are needed

    The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today welcoming the release of President Biden’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2022, which is a departure from recent presidential budget proposals, but warned more ambition is needed to address the needs of the current moment. President Trump’s final budget request for FY21 called for $44.1 billion for…

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  • ONE welcomes Africa vaccine partnership

    The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today welcoming a new global effort to strengthen Africa’s vaccine and pharmaceutical development and to accelerate the continent’s recovery from COVID-19. Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign: “Today’s announcement is a prime example of the global, coordinated leadership that is desperately needed to end this pandemic. Supporting…

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  • ONE welcomes Biden dose sharing announcement & urges dose sharing with COVAX

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today welcoming the news that the US will soon share an additional 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses globally.  Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign: “While wealthy countries continue ramping up vaccinations, less than 1 percent of COVID-19 vaccine doses globally have been administered to people…

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  • ONE statement on vaccine IP waiver

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement on the news that the United States will support waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Tom Hart, Acting President and CEO of The ONE Campaign said: “We need governments and industry to use every tool in their toolbox to dismantle the barriers that delay truly…

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  • ONE welcomes confirmation of Samantha Power as USAID administrator

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty and global health organization co-founded by Bono, released the following statement on the confirmation of Samantha Power as the next administrator of the US Agency for International Development. Tom Hart, acting CEO at The ONE Campaign: “Today’s strong bipartisan vote to confirm Samantha Power is both a…

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  • ONE welcomes Biden plan to share AstraZeneca doses, but cautions more sharing is needed

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today welcoming President Biden’s reported plan to share excess AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, but cautioned the US must do more to share vaccines. According to analysis from ONE, the US has secured more than 550 million excess COVID-19 vaccine doses than it needs to cover all Americans. While wealthy countries continue…

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  • ONE welcomes Biden budget proposal, which includes an 11.9% increase for State & International Operations

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today following the release of President Biden’s skinny budget request for Fiscal Year 2022, which contains a 11.9% increase for State and International Operations and marks a stark departure from recent presidential budget proposals. President Trump’s final budget request for FY21 included a roughly 20% cut to State…

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  • Statement on Gayle Smith appointment to US State Department

    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken named Gayle E. Smith as Coordinator for Global COVID Response & Health Security at the US State Department. While Gayle Smith, currently President and CEO of The ONE Campaign, is on temporary assignment to the State Department, Tom Hart, currently Executive Director, North America at ONE…

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