Enabling Covid Recovery and Encouraging Vaccinations for All
Stepping Up Around the World
We made a $5 million donation to COVAX, a fund established and co-led by GAVI, the Global Vaccine Alliance, to help ensure equitable access to vaccines in more than 90 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Our contribution will provide one million vaccines around the world.
In India, we’ve contributed nearly $7 million to help vaccinate more than 500,000 Indian citizens, pledging funds in partnership with government and local authorities. This equates to vaccinations for 100 Indians for every P&G India employee. We are also covering the cost of vaccinations for our 5,000 P&G employees and their immediate family members and extending support through continued donation of products and in-house produced personal protective equipment (PPE) to aid frontline and essential workers in India and throughout the Asia, Middle East and Africa region.
Our Product Supply and Manufacturing colleagues are providing expertise and in-kind resources to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Africa Resource Center to support African Union countries in their vaccine supply chain and distribution efforts.
We’re continuing to provide grants and product donations in North America, and in Latin America we’re supporting donations of PPE, COVID test kits, and virtual education through the United Way and Red Cross Societies.
And in Europe, we’ve joined forces with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and National Societies to scale up health and hygiene interventions, vaccinations and economic support. On Saturday May 8, we will celebrate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day to recognize their #unstoppable volunteers and staff who give their time and apply their skills to make their communities safer, more resilient and more inclusive.
Proudly Supporting VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World
On May 8th, we’re proudly promoting Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, an event to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, will serve as Campaign Chairs of VAX LIVE and will appear during the broadcast to deliver an important global message for vaccine equity. There will also be a special appearance by U.S. President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of Global Citizen’s partnership with the White House’s “We Can Do This” initiative to increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures, such as mask wearing and social distancing.
The concert will be hosted by recording artist, actress and producer Selena Gomez with musical performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R, with more to be announced. Other celebrities including Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn will appear during the show.
Tune in at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, Global Citizen’s YouTube channel, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations or the iHeartRadio App or on FOX at 11:00 p.m. ET. For global viewing options, please check here.
During the broadcast, you’ll hear more about P&G’s one million vaccine contribution to COVAX. Our colleagues from our Box Elder, Utah, site will share how they and fellow P&Gers at more than 100 manufacturing sites around the world have stepped up to serve consumers by supplying our health, hygiene and cleaning products—and are looking toward an inclusive COVID recovery for all.
While the pandemic remains, so does our commitment to step up and continue to help. To learn more about our acts of good around the world, visit https://us.pg.com/covid19/.