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...
This blog features excerpts from a recent interview of Representative Barbara Lee (D-California) in The Bush Centers journal, The Catalyst, as well as a blog post written by the Congresswoman herself. This year we are celebrating 20 years of PEPFAR and an incredible 25 million lives saved. PEPFAR expanded the boundaries of global health in Africa and narrowed the political divide in Washington, thanks in large part to a group of steadfast champions who committed time, leadership, and vital...
The White House announced today that Bono, a long-time AIDS activist and co-founder of The ONE Campaign, will be a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for the President’s State of the Union Address on February 7, 2023. This year marks the 20th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s announcement of a historic initiative to fight AIDS, now known as PEPFAR (the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). Working in concert with other activists, Bono played a...
On January 28, we mark an important anniversary in the fight to eradicate HIV/AIDS – 20 years since President George W. Bush announced in his State of the Union address a plan for what would soon become PEPFAR – the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Allow us to set the scene: It was January 28, 2003, a chilly winter evening in Washington, DC. Nearly 22 years after the first cases of the disease that would eventually be...
Its a busy week in Washington, DC, as the Members of the 118th Congress officially get to work. Congress plays a critical role in the fight to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. At ONE, we often talk about the US long legacy of leadership in global health and development. That legacy exists largely because of Congress and lawmakers who have supported, reauthorized, and funded programs and legislation (like PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and the Global Food Security Reauthorization...
We know you’ve browsed your Spotify Wrapped, but what about your 2022 Wrapped… ONE edition? Last year you fought back against some of the greatest challenges of our time – inflation, COVID-19, climate change, and many more. We broke down some of your greatest hits from 2022 to help you get motivated for another year of game-changing activism. Watch our video below to find out!  
ONE activists have returned to Capitol Hill! 35 faith leaders traveled to Washington, DC earlier this month to ask Congress to support strong leadership in the fight against global poverty and disease. These leaders come from different faith traditions, ethnicities, and political beliefs but ONE thing unites them: Our faith compels us to care for all neighbors, whether they live next door or in Nigeria, they wrote in a letter to Congress. They spent last week doing exactly that. The world...

Are You Ready to Vote?

Midterm elections are right around the corner, and your vote counts. The fight to end global poverty is on the ballot this November. So before you head to the voting booth, here are a few things to keep in mind: Use your democratic power This one seems obvious, but it is important you get out there and VOTE. Whether you do it in-person or via mail, look up your voter registration status ASAP and double check you’re set before November 8....
The summer is a great time to relax and recharge. It’s also a great time to take stock of your activism work and give it a refresh. With warmer weather and longer days, you can fill your free time working to change the world for the better. And some of it may be easier than you think. That’s why we’re sharing nine easy ways to kickstart your activism this summer. Keep reading to find out! Start a summer reading list The summer is...
Weve all been living through the pandemic. So how much could we learn from a documentary about it? Turns out, a lot. HBOs new documentary, How to Survive a Pandemic is an emotional rollercoaster. It taps into how weve all felt over the past two years: from the sheer shock of it all, to the hope from the first promises of vaccines, to the frustration of realizing that weve still got a long way to go before achieving vaccine equity. To...