Barb Barrar has been a ONE activist from the very start – since May 16, 2004, the day ONE was launched in Philadelphia. On ONE’s 20th birthday, we chatted with Barb about her first 20 years as an activist – and what she hopes to see in the next!
Janet Kallon is an auditor, activist, entrepreneur – and a 2023 Mandela Washington Fellow. She calls Sierra Leone home but, for the month of August, she worked out of ONE’s Washington, D.C. office as part of her fellowship, which champions young African leaders.  Learn more about Janet, in her own words:  Q: Tell us a little about yourself!  I’m Janet, and I’m from Sierra Leone. I’ve been a dedicated advocate for 10 years! In my day job I help provide audits and...
Like many American families, Misty Uribe, ONE’s regional organizer for the South, piled her daughters into the car for a summer road trip. Perhaps unlike other families, though, their journey was not just with the goal of taking a vacation. Misty and her family drove from North Carolina to Texas to help achieve another goal – saving millions of lives through PEPFAR. She shares some highlights from her Road Trip for PEPFAR Reauthorization: North Carolina We kicked off our road trip...
A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) found that HIV/AIDS can be ended as a public health threat by 2030 but only with continued effort from world leaders to keep up the fight. We have the tools and resources to make it happen – we need the political will to see it through. As @Tom_at_ONE notes: "The world could end AIDS if it chose to." 2/4 https://t.co/miRfT6RTbr — ONE in America (@ONEinAmerica) July 13, 2023 The...
When it comes to the fight to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, ONE activists never rest! Here’s what they’ve been up to in June: Summit Camp 100 ONE activists traveled to Washington, DC for the ONE Power Summit, the first time the annual event has been held in person since before the pandemic. Our activists had 156 meetings on Capitol Hill, urging Members of Congress and their staff to reauthorize PEPFAR, the HIV/AIDS-fighting program that has helped save...
On this day, twenty years ago, President George W. Bush signed the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, forever altering the global fight to end preventable disease. The bill authorized the program we now know as PEPFAR, which has helped save 25 million lives from HIV/AIDS since 2003. When PEPFAR was approved by both chambers of Congress, then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told the New York Times that PEPFAR was a “truly historic leap that may...
In a letter co-authored by Christian musician Michael W. Smith and Christian emcee and poet Propaganda, among others, more than 80 faith leaders from all 50 states and across faith traditions asked Congress to reauthorize the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, which has helped save 25 million lives from HIV/AIDS since its creation in 2003. Faith leaders have been essential to the creation & success of @PEPFAR & its work to end #AIDS. Significant to see so...
As The ONE Campaign approaches its 20th birthday in 2024, with sister organization (RED) on our heels, our co-founder Bono has decided that, after two decades of Board service, the time is right for him to step down from his formal role on the board at the end of this year – though he won’t be stepping away from his commitment to activism or our work. He will also remain a proud co-founder and funder of both ONE and...
On International Women's Day, we're taking a closer look at how PEPFAR in its historic efforts to combat HIV/AIDS has helped advance the health, education, and economic empowerment of women and girls in Africa. By the Numbers PEPFAR's contributions to global health extend far beyond its incredible progress against HIV/AIDS: Maternal Mortality A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that, over the course of the program's existence, PEPFAR countries saw significant reductions in both maternal and child mortality to...