What is the Go Give One campaign?
Go Give One is a COVID-19 fundraising campaign with no borders. The campaign calls on everyone, everywhere to play their part in helping to vaccinate the world. Created by the WHO Foundation, the money raised goes to an international financing mechanism called Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), which buys COVID-19 vaccines for the world, prioritizing those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them.
Why has the campaign been launched?
This campaign is being launched in response to the growing global vaccine equity gap and many people asking what they can do to help. With a small number of rich countries rolling out the majority of doses, many countries are being left behind and unable to vaccinate their populations. As the quickest route to recovery, people-powered vaccines can pave the way for everyone, everywhere to be vaccinated, and our freedoms restored.
What can the public do?
Go Give One is asking individuals to donate $5 for a single vaccine for those in countries who cannot afford them. Our aim is to get 50 million people to take part in this campaign.
What can businesses do?
The campaign is working with global and national businesses to activate their employees and customers to give, offering to match these donations, as well as lend their core business skills or platforms towards the campaign.
Who is behind the campaign?
Go Give One was created by the WHO Foundation, which was established to create new ways for individuals and businesses to invest in the health of our collective world. As a non-profit grant-making foundation working together with donors, world health professionals and the WHO network, the foundation aims to create partnerships that drive innovative actions to address the most pressing health challenges of today and tomorrow.
How can I track where the money is going and what vaccines are being distributed?
The Gavi COVAX AMC fund, which distributes the vaccines, is run by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. You can contact them via email at email@example.com.
What is COVAX?
COVAX is the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. It is co-led by GAVI (the Vaccine Alliance), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), alongside key delivery partner UNICEF.
Through Gavi’s innovative financing instrument, the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), 92 lower-income economies will receive access to donor-funded COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX at the same time as 98 higher-income, self-financing countries receive their doses.
What does the transaction fee cover?
The transaction fee covers the payment processing and the donation platform. These are standard fees that any nonprofit typically pays as part of the administrative costs of running a campaign. To give donors the option of helping offset these costs, we offer it as an optional part of any donation.
I want to avoid the transaction fees online, can I send a check?
The WHO Foundation does accept checks, but it’s preferred if you can donate via wire transfer to save on international currency and exchange fees.
If you would like to donate via wire transfer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following questions answered:
1. Who is the donation coming from? (individual name or legal entity)
2. Where is the donation coming from? (country and specific address)
3. What is the donation amount and currency?
4. When will the donation be made?
5. Will you need a tax receipt?
6. Do you have a significant financial interest in vaccine manufacturing, or the arms or tobacco industries? (per the WHO Foundation’s gift acceptance policy)
Have additional questions? Email us at email@example.com