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Coronavirus: Africa CDC joins Global Citizen Live Concert to push for vaccine equity

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Coronavirus: Africa CDC joins Global Citizen Live Concert to push for vaccine equity

We will continue to fight for the eradication of extreme poverty, vaccine equity and climate change

ADDIS-ABABA, Ethiopia, September 26, 2021 / APO Group / –

Director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, and Africa Vaccine Procurement Task Force Leader, Strive Masiyiwa to meet equity and vaccine production needs to fight against COVID-19. Ms. Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha are scheduled to host Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn in Central Park on September 25, 2021.

They join a roster of incredible hosts who donate their time and talent to this unique 24 hour global event. This announcement marks the continuation of our partnership between our Global Advocates and the organization, which recently included the Vax Live campaign and global broadcast, which secured 26 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for those who need it most. .

“The battle against Covid-19 in Africa is unprecedented and unpredictable. Africa CDC calls for a “social contract” – unity in vaccination – I sign a “social contract” to protect myself, my neighbor, my loved ones and my community. No one is safe until everyone is safe ”. Says Dr Nkengasong “

“As social activists and defenders of goodwill through their respective philanthropic work, the involvement of Ms. Matheba and Ms. Mbatha in Global Citizen Live is a wonderful progression of our partnerships established since our Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 and our recent Vax Live campaigns. We are delighted, once again, to continue our social impact work with Bonang and Nomzamo and welcome them to this unique event at our Central Park stage on September 25th. – Chebet Chikumbu, Regional Director, Southern and Eastern Africa.

“Global Citizen’s dedication and commitment to consistently and continuously raise the bar when it comes to calling world leaders and ordinary citizens to action is remarkable! We will continue to fight for the eradication of extreme poverty, vaccine equity and climate change. The concert is also live from all parts and corners of the globe which means it is one of a kind and is bound to be revolutionary in every way !! Action is commitment. – Nomzamo Mbatha, social activist / philanthropist and advocate for Global Citizen.

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will also join Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York as they continue their work with world leaders in pursuit of global equity in vaccines , announced the international rights organization Global Citizen.

Also appearing as part of the global dissemination event, United Nations Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director of the African Control Centers and Prevention Officer, Dr John Nkengasong, African Union Special Envoy and Africa Vaccine Procurement Task Force Leader Strive Masiyiwa, Executive Director of the World Food Program David Beasley, Director of education can’t wait Yasmine Sherif, Vivek Maru CEO of Namati, president-elect of Rotary Jennifer Jones, SDG champion and lawyer Eddie Ndopu, president of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker, president of the steering committee of the Paris Peace Forum Trisha Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Shetty, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., Valeria Colunga, UN Next Generation Member, Eunice Akoth and more.

Johannesburg performances will be given by Sho Madjozi and Muzi, Lagos performances will be given by Tiwa Savage, Davido, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, while Angélique Kidjo will perform in Paris and Burna Boy will perform in New York. Local hosts from Nigeria include TV personalities Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Nancy Isime.

Scheduled for the United Nations General Assembly, ahead of the G20 and COP26 meetings, Global Citizen Live will be a global moment of unity on six continents. Artists, luminaries, dignitaries and citizens of Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, Sydney and many more will call on governments, businesses and philanthropists to make new commitments to defend the planet and overcome poverty, focusing on climate change, vaccine equity and starvation.

Global Citizen Live calls on executives to deliver by September:

1 billion trees planted and preserved to help prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels by reducing emissions and supporting 1t.org 1 billion vaccines in worst countries poorest Meals for 41 million people on the brink of famine

Global Citizen Live events will be broadcast across Africa from September 25, 2021 on TV, radio and online:

In Nigeria, the broadcast will be live on Wazobia Max TV, Wazobia TV (dstv 259), Cool Fm and Nigeria Info radio from September 25 at 6 p.m. West Africa Time. In South Africa, the broadcast will take place on Monday, September 27 on S3 on SABC from 10 p.m. South Africa time. Multichoix in Africa, Manche

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