Press Releases

  • ONE Statement on Biden Administration’s disappointing global COVID-19 funding “ask”

    WASHINGTON– The ONE Campaign issued the below statement on the news of a tepid, insufficient ask of Congress for COVID-19 resources from the Biden Administration.  ONE argues the US should contribute an additional $17 billion in global COVID funding to provide critical resources needed to deliver vaccines, tests, and life-saving treatments to low-income countries.  Tom…

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  • NEW POLL: Americans believe US should provide more vaccines & funding to low-income countries

    WASHINGTON — As the world deals with a global surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant, and the Biden administration marks one year in office, new polling conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of The ONE Campaign found an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the US should do more to end the global…

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  • Note on Tom Hart’s promotion to President as Gayle Smith returns to CEO role at ONE

    To ONE’s Friends and Supporters: I am pleased to announce that I am back at the ONE Campaign after serving as Coordinator for COVID Response and Health Security at the U.S. Department of State since April of this year. I return full of gratitude – to our Board and the staff of ONE and (RED)…

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  • 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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