Global Goal: Unite for Our Future

A campaign, concert & summit calling on citizens to tackle global injustices
by using our collective voice to drive change for everyone, everywhere.

SHARE

Take Action to Ensure No One is Left Behind

Let’s get to work! Sign the petition, make sure the world’s most vulnerable are protected against COVID-19.

Take More Actions

Shop Global Citizen

Look good and feel good wearing limited-edition Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert merchandise

Shop Now

How to Watch

Streaming worldwide on YouTube
SUMMIT: 2pm BST / 3pm CET & CAT / 9am ET
CONCERT: 7PM BST / 8PM CET & CAT / 2PM ET

Global

TIDAL

How: TIDAL
When: June 27 | 9AM ET [Summit] and 8PM CET [Concert]

Twitch

How:Twitch
When: June 27 | 11AM-1PM PT [Summit] and 8PM CET [Concert]

Twitter

How: Twitter
When: June 27 | 9AM ET [Summit] and 8PM CET [Concert]

YouTube
When: June 27 | 7PM BST / 8PM CET & CAT / 2PM ET
2 pm BST Summit/ 7 pm BST Concert (UK)
LADBible

How:LADBible on Facebook
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

Yahoo

How: Yahoo!
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Vogue Paris
How:Vogue Paris Facebook
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

MTV
How: MTV Live HD Int, MTV Non Commercial
When: June 30  2PM ET 

Apple
Where: Global Markets
How: Apple Music, Beats 1, the Apple TV app
When:  June 27 | 8PM CET  | 8 PM ET

Deezer
How: DeezerApp
When:  June 27 | 8PM CET
NowThis
When:  June 27 | 8PM CET
Insight TV
How:  Insight TV App
When:  Juno 27 | 8PM CEST

Africa 

Canal+

Where: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cap Vert, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, Sao Tome, Tchad, Togo, Angola, Botswana, Comores, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Maurice, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South-Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
How: Canal+ Afrique
When: June 27 | 10:00PM local times

SABC

Where: South Africa
How: SABC3
When: June 27 | 21:30 CAT

MultiChoice Group

Where: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Including Malabo), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, St. Helena, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe
How: 1 Magic
When: June 28 | 20:00 CAT

Apple

Where: Cape Verde, Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
How: Apple Music & the Apple TV app
When: June 27 8 PM CET

Bloomberg Television

How: All Bloomberg outlets 
When: June 27 | 8PM ET 

MTV

How: MTV Africa, MTV Base ROA, MTV Base South Africa, Comedy Central Africa, BET Africa
When: June 30  2PM ET 

Vodafone

Where: Egypt, Tanzania, Mozambique 

Canal+ Group

Where: Reunion Island
How: Canal+
When: 21:35 Local Time

Insight TV

Where: Saudi Arabia (Jawwy TV), UAE (DU)
When: 8PM CEST

Deezer

Where: North Africa
How: Deezer and DeezerMENA
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

Asia

Fuji TV

Where: Japan
How: FOD, Fuji TV Next, Fuji TV, BS Fuji
When: June 28 | 3AM JST (FOD, Fuji TV Next)
June 29 | 1:25AM JST (Fuji TV, BS Fuji)

Mediacorp

Where: Singapore
How: Channel 5, meWATCH
When: June 28 | 9:30PM SGT 

TBS

Where: Japan
How: TBS Channel 2, TVer, TBS FREE, Paravi, TBS, BS-TBS
When: June 27 | 3AM JST (TBS Channel 2, TVer, TBS FREE, Paravi)
June 28 | 1:25AM JST (TBS, BS-TBS)

Bloomberg TV

How: All Bloomberg outlets
When: June 27 | 8P ET

MTV

How: MTV Asia, Comedy Central Asia, Paramount Channel Asia, MTV Vietnam, MTV Japan
When: June 30  2PM ET 

InsightTV 

Where: Indonesia (Oona), Maldives (Medianet), South Korea (SKB TV)
When: June 28 | 8PM KST 

Apple

Where: Singapore, Japan, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Fiji, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Vietnam
How: Apple Music & the Apple TV app
When: June 27 |  8 PM CET

Star India

Where: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal
How: Star Movies and Star World
When: June 27 |  11:30 PM IST (India, Sri Lanka)
When: June 28 |  12:00 AM IST (Bangladesh)(Nepal, only on Star World)

Australia, New Zealand & Oceania

Channel Nine

How: Channel Nine and 9 Now
When: June 28 | 10AM-12PM AEST [Concert]
June 28 | 9AM (9 Now Only) [Summit]

MTV

How: MTV Australia & MTV New Zealand
When: June 30  2PM ET 

Canal+ Group

Where: Polynesia, New Caledonia
How: Canal+
When: June 27 | 9:35PM Local Time (Polynesia)
June 27 | 8:00PM NCT (New Caledonia)

Channel 10

How: Channel 10
When: June 28 | 9:30AM-11:30AM

Apple

Where: New Zealand, Federated States of Micronesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea
How: Apple Music & the Apple TV app
When: June 27 | 8 PM CET

Europe

Canal+ Group

Where: France
How: CSTAR
When: June 28 | 12:45AM CET

ARD

Where: Germany
When: June 27 | 8:15PM (ONE)
June 28 | 1:40 AM (Das Erste)

RTVE

Where: Spain
How:Playz RTVE, RTVE and Youtube
When: June 27 | 8PM ECT

Roku

Where: UK
How: Roku
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Apple

Where:  Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Turkey, Anguilla, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK 
How: Apple Music & the Apple TV app
When: June 27 |  8PM CET

Deezer

Where: France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
How: Audio Deezer & Social Channels
When: June 27 |  8PM CET

Brut

Where: UK, France
How: Brut Facebook Channel
When: June 27 |  8PM CET

MTV International 

How: MTV Euro, MTV Flanders, MTV France, MTV Germany, MTV Germany+ , MTV Hungary, MTV Italy, MTV Music Italy, MTV Music UK, MTV Netherlands, MTV Poland, MTV Portugal, MTV RUSSIA, MTV Spain, MTV Switzerland, MTV Wallonia, Paramount Network Denmark, Paramount Network Finland, Paramount Network Sweden, VH1 DK, VH1 Euro
When: June 30 2PM ET

Vodafone

Where:  Lithuania, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Czechia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Albania, Hungary, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo

InsightTV

Where: Austria
How: A1 Austria, HD Austria
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Belgium
How: TeleSat, TV Vlaanderen
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Bulgaria
How: A1 Bulgaria
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Czech Republic
How: Skylink
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Germany
How: Freenet TV SAT, HD+, Magenta TV Deutsche Telekom, Samsung TV Plus, Sky HD, Waipu TV, wilhelm.Tel
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Greece
How: NOVA, Vodafone Hellas
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Iceland
How: Siminn
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Kazakhstan
How: AlmaTV
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Latvia
How: Balticom
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Austria
How: A1 Austria, HD Austria
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Netherlands
How: Caiway, Canal Digitaal, Delta, KPN, Oxxio, Telfort, T-Mobile, XS4ALL
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Poland
How: East & West, Toya
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Portugal, Romania
How: Vodafone
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Russia
How: Tricolor Dom.ru - Komtekhcentr - Ekaterinburg Intersvyaz - Chelyabinsk Svyaz TV - Bryansk E-Lait Telekom - Kemerovo Redcom-internet - Khabarovsk Omsk cable network ATVC - Arkhalgensk Maxnet Systems - Obninsk Tattelecom - Kazan Lentel SevStar 24 Hour TV - 24h.tv
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Slovakia
How: Skylink Slovakia
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Spain
How: Ahi+, Samsung TV Plus, Vodafone Spain
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Switzerland
How: Swisscom, Salt, UPC, Sunrise
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: Turkey
How: D-Smart
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

InsightTV

Where: UK
How: Samsung TV Plus
When: June 28 |  8:00PM CEST

Bloomberg Television

How: All Bloomberg outlets
When: June 27 |  8PM CET

Proximus

Where: Belgium
How: Pickx Live Channel Francophone and Pickx Live Channel Dutch
When: June 27 |  8PM CET

Latin America

Grupo Globo 

Where: Brazil
How: Multishow, Globoplay and Musica Multishow
When: June 27 | 3PM

Sony Channel Latin America 

How: Sony Channel 
When: June 27 | 8PM ET (Miami) | 7PM CDT (Mexico)  | 7PM COT (Colombia) | 9PM ART (Argentina) | 3PM & 9pm BRT (Brazil) | 8PM VET (Venezuela) | 8PM CLT (Chile) | 7PM ET (Panama) | 6PM CST (Guatemala)

Turner Latin America

How: TNT (All LATAM), Chilevision (Chile)
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

TV Azteca

Where: Mexico
How: Azteca Uno, TV Azteca
When: June 27 | 7PM CDT

MTV International

How: MTV Latin North, Latin Central, Latin South, Brazil, Hits Latin
Comedy Central Latin North, Latin Central, Latin Sur, Brazil
VH1 HD Latin, Megahits Latin, SD Latin Panregional
PCH North, Panregional, Brazil
Telefe
When: June 27 8PM ET 

Brut

Where: Mexico
How: Brut Facebook Channel
When: June 27 | 8PM CET / 1PM CDMX

Deezer

Where: Brazil, Latin America
How: Deezer, DeezerBrasil, DeezerLatino
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

Canal+ Group

Where: French West Indies
How: Canal+
When: June 27 | 21:35 (local time)

Apple

Where: Brazil, Argentina, Belize. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, ST. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago
How: Apple Music, Beats 1, the Apple TV app
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Middle East

Deezer

Where: Middle East
How: Deezer and DeezerMENA
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

Apple

Where: Israel
How: Apple Music & the Apple TV app
When: June 27 8 PM CET

Bloomberg Television

How: All Bloomberg outlets
When: June 27 |  8PM

North America

NBC

Where: United States
How: NBC & NBC News (Including digital and streaming platforms)
When: June 27 | 8PM ET | 7PM CT |  7PM MT |  8PM PT |  7PM AK | 7PM HI

CityTV

Where: Canada
How: CityTV
When: June 27 |  8PM ET/PT, 9PM MT, 7PM CT, 9:30 NT

CBC

Where: Canada
How: CBC, CBC Gem
When: June 27 | 8PM ET/PT, 9PM MT, 7PM CT, 9:30 NT [Concert]
June 27 | 5PM ET (CBC Gem) [Summit]

Global TV

Where: Canada
How: GlobalTV, CHFD-TV, CJON-TV, CKSA-TV, GlobalTV.com, GlobalTV App, globalnews.ca,etcanada.com
When: June 27 | 8PM ET/PT, 9PM MT, 7PM CT, 9:30 NT

Bell Media

Where: Canada
How: CTV, MTV, CrRAVEbr /> When: June 27 | 8PM ET/PT, 9PM MT, 7PM CT, 9:30 NT (CTV)
June 28 | 7PM ET (MTV)

iHeartMedia

Where: US
How: iHeartRadio
When: June 27 | 9AM ET [Summit], 8PM ET [Concert]

Bloomberg Television

Where: US
How: All Bloomberg Outlets
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Apple

Where: Bermuda, Canada, USA 
How: Apple Music, Beats 1, the Apple TV app
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Roku

Where: US, Canada
When: June 27 | 9 em ET [Summit] | 8 pm ET [Concert]

SiriusXM

Where: US
How:SXM Volume 106
When: June 27 | 8-10PM ET

Brut

Where: US
How:Brut Facebook Channel
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Insight TV

Where: Canada
How: Optik TV Telus, Samsung TV Plus
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

Insight TV

Where: US
How: Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Fubo TV, Highlands Cable Group, LG Channel Plus, Marquette Adams Communications, MTC, RCN, Samsung TV Plus, Rockbot, Stirr, Xumo, T-Vision, Vizio
When: June 27 | 8PM ET

MSNBC

Where: US
How:MSNBC
When: June 27 | 8PM ET | 7PM CT |  6PM MT |  5PM PT |  4PM AK |  2PM HI

Deezer

Where: US, Canada
How: Deezer and DeezerUS
When: June 27 | 8PM CET

Tune in to Change the World on June 27

Watch as world leaders, corporations and philanthropists respond to our collective calls for the development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 treatments for everyone, everywhere.

HOSTED BY
Katie Couric, Mallika Kapur, Morgan Radford, Isha Sesay and Keir Simmons 

APPEARANCES BY

Chancellor Angela Merkel · European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen · Prime Minister Boris Johnson · President Emmanuel Macron · Angelique Kidjo · Brittany Packnett Cunningham · Daryl Davis · UN Secretary-General Guterres · Derrick Johnson · Eddie Ndopu · Prime Minister Erna Solberg · Gayle Smith · Justin Verlander · Kate Upton · Ken Jeong · Melinda Gates · Miley Cyrus · Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala · Nikolaj Coster-Waldau · Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka · Dr Tedros Adhanom · Vin Gupta

A worldwide music and entertainment special celebrating the commitments made due to the actions we've taken, featuring an international lineup of artists, comedians and cultural figures, along with global leaders from both government and the world of science.

HOSTED BY
Dwayne Johnson

PERFORMANCES BY
Shakira · Coldplay · Usher · Jennifer Hudson · Miley Cyrus · Justin Bieber and Quavo · J Balvin · Chloe x Halle · Yemi Alade · Christine and the Queens · Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots · J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel,  The Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) · For Love Choir

APPEARANCES BY

Chris Rock · Hugh Jackman · Kerry Washington · Charlize Theron · Forest Whitaker · David Beckham · Salma Hayek Pinault · Billy Porter · Diane Kruger · Antoni Porowski · Ken Jeong · Naomi Campbell · Nikolaj Coster-Waldau · Olivia Colman

Video Messages from Our Partners

Our Partners

 

Listen to the official Global Goal: Unite for Our Future playlists

Get excited for the show with the official Global Goal: Unite for Our Future playlists – on repeat thanks to our friends at Spotify and TIDAL

Listen on your favorite platform:

Want to Make a Contribution?

Support Global Citizen as we campaign for the development of treatments,
vaccines, testing, and strengthening our global healthcare systems.

Donate

The International and Regional Response Network

This campaign will also be advocating for funding to ensure all communities have the resources
needed to respond and rebuild, getting the world back on track to achieving the SDGs, and
ensuring all people have the necessary economic, health and educational resources to survive
the pandemic and grow more resilient.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Goal: Unite For Our Future?

Around the world, countries and regions are eager to “open back up” so that people everywhere can resume their normal lives — spend time with friends and loved ones, visit their favorite places, earn a decent wage.

To make this a reality, we need solutions — including tests, treatments and a vaccine — to fight COVID-19, available to everyone, everywhere. The critical work being done by scientists in labs around the world, distributing these tools regardless of cost or geography, and rebuilding economies in the poorest countries, require a massive increase in funding. And whilst the world works together to fight this virus, we must also mitigate its effects — on hunger, education, gender inequality and more. This campaign aims to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on those living in extreme poverty, and support long-term strengthening of fragile health systems.

At its core, this campaign aims to achieve:

  • Investments in development of COVID-19 solutions, including testing, treatments, and vaccines.
  • Equitable delivery and access to care
  • Rebuilding fragile economies better so that no one’s left behind.  

Where will the funds come from?

Global Citizen will activate our audience all over the world to take action, calling on world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists to step up their funding efforts.

Where will the funds go?

Over the next 8 weeks, Global Citizen will be rallying leaders to make commitments to the groups which are at the forefront of developing treatments, vaccines, diagnostics + testing, and strengthening our global health systems so testing, treatments, and vaccines are delivered to anyone that needs them, so that no one is left behind. These include: Therapeutics Accelerator, CEPI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,FIND, The Global Fund, WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, UNITAID, and Global Citizen’s International and Regional Response, Relief and Resilience Network.  

How will vaccines be distributed to low- and middle-income countries?

There are several organizations with deep expertise in financing and delivering vaccines to LMICs, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Global Fund, and UNICEF. These organizations have strong funding support from countries around the world and are participating in the ACT Accelerator to address these important questions in the months ahead.

What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, Global Citizens have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of the Global Citizen community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030.

How do I become a Global Citizen?

You can join by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting our website and registering to be a Global Citizen. Once you join Global Citizen, you can take actions such as signing petitions, sharing messages on social media, writing letters to politicians, and more. With every action you take, you'll earn points that you can redeem for Rewards, such as digital content, beauty products, merchandise and more. To date, the Global Citizen community has taken over 24 million actions, which has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. 

How can I take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19?

You can take actions, such as signing petitions and taking quizzes, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Global Citizen’s website. To date, Global Citizens from over 130 countries around the world have taken tens of thousands of actions in the fight against COVID-19. 

What artists are supporting Global Goal Unite For Our Future?

Artists who are supporting Global Goal Unite For Our Future include Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Chris Rock, Coldplay, Dionne Warkwick, Femi Kuti, Fher of Maná, Hugh Jackman, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Lang Lang, Miley Cyrus, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Brosnahan, Shakira and more to be announced soon!

The following artists will be appearing as part of the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert, premiering on June 27: Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, J Balvin, Yemi Alade, Christine and the Queens, Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman

What is the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Summit?

The Summit is a virtual pledging event that will convene world leaders, corporate leaders, and philanthropists to make financial commitments to development, and equitable distribution of COVID-19 treatments, tests, and vaccines, and to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on fragile economies. The pledging summit will also feature panel discussions with experts and thought-leaders moderated by leading journalists, and scientific reports on progress being made for therapeutics and vaccine development and distribution. The Summit will air on June 27 at 9 AM ET; you can watch it on Global Citizen’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. 

What is the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert?

We’ll celebrate the culmination of the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future campaign with some of the world’s top artists during the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, tune in to see performances and appearances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, J Balvin, Yemi Alade, Christine and the Queens, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, The Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), For Love Choir, Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Naomi Campbell

This two-hour special will showcase the scientists at the frontlines of developing treatments and a vaccine; funding pledges from world, corporate and philanthropic leaders, and appearances by music artists and comedians. It will be televised and streamed on major platforms.

Where can I watch the Summit and the Concert?

Both events will be streamed widely across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The Concert will also be broadcast on TV. The world premiere is June 27. To find out when it will air in your area, please check local listings and check GlobalGoalUnite.com for updates. 

Can you tell me more about how vaccines are developed?

We’re working with the top global vaccine organizations and we encourage you to learn more with them. Our partners are: Therapeutics Accelerator, CEPI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, FIND, The Global Fund, WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and UNITAID.

Why do we still need investment in testing?

The tests that exist for COVID-19 today can only be conducted in well-equipped laboratories by trained healthcare staff, in well-resourced, high-income countries. But countries with fragile health systems – for example in Africa, Asia, or South America – do not have the resources or infrastructure to conduct these complex tests widely. For testing to be accessible to everyone, everywhere, we need simple, affordable, high-quality and very rapid tests that can be conducted close to or even at home – to detect infection and contain the spread of the disease. These tests will provide vital data to inform the safe opening of economies.

In the future, when a treatment becomes available it will be crucial to allow healthcare professionals to rapidly implement test-and-treat strategies. We also urgently need reliable rapid antibody tests, which will be crucial to enable implementation of a vaccination campaign once a vaccine has been developed. We do not have these tests yet and this is why we need investment now.

Co-convening the ACT Accelerator Diagnostics Partnership, FIND is working with partners to expedite development of high-quality rapid tests, and ensure that they can be manufactured at high volumes, and rolled out at high speed. The Global Fund is working to help low- and middle-income countries that are unable to shoulder the costs of test procurement and deployment on their own.