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Viacom18 simulcast Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World - a globally televised special that aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere, on VH1, COLORS INFINITY & COMEDY CENTRAL AT 8.00 PM ON SUNDAY 9TH MAY, 2021

International advocacy organization Global Citizen tonight announced that the VAX LIVE helped mobilize over 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and $302 million to the ACT-Accelerator to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests, treatments and other medical tools to the world’s most marginalized communities and healthcare workers on the frontlines.



The VAX LIVE broadcast and campaign in India promotes vaccine equity. The India broadcast presenting partners are Venkys and NECC (National Egg Coordination Committee) and support partner Vencobb, joining hands in a philanthropic effort to help supply of medical equipment and vaccines.



Global Citizen are partnering with Viacom 18 and Wizcraft International Entertainment to bring VAX LIVE broadcast to India on Viacom18’s TV network covering VH1, Comedy Central and Colors Infinity. All proceeds from the same would be utilized for Covid relief work in India, comprising medical equipment and vaccines for the needy.



Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, as the first large-scale music event for a covid-compliant audience of fully-vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers, VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World calls for new commitments from governments, the private sector and philanthropists towards the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.



VAX LIVE was taped at SoFi Stadium for a COVID 19-compliant audience composed of fully-vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers, and is the first large-scale music event held at the stadium. The goal of the VAX LIVE campaign was to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 vaccines and inspire vaccine confidence worldwide.



Selena Gomez served as host of the special and Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, served as Campaign Chairs. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. Special appearances were made by President Biden, First Lady Dr Biden and Vice President Harris along with Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn.



VAX LIVE featured a special appearance by Amitabh Bachchan, who shared an urgent plea from India, where cases continue to rise, saying: “My country India is battling with the sudden surge of the second wave of COVID-19. As a global citizen I appeal to all global citizens to rise up, speak to your governments, your pharmaceutical companies, and ask them to donate, to give, to extend a helping hand to the public that needs it the most. Every effort counts.”



The VAX LIVE campaign called on governments to begin sharing vaccine doses immediately, and for pharmaceutical companies such as Moderna, to urgently provide millions of doses to the poorest nations at cost pricing. And to help ensure equitable access to the vaccine, Global Citizen and its partners led a coordinated drive across the private sector to raise critical funds - “dollars for doses” - for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX AMC.



VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World received messages of support and commitments from His Holiness Pope Francis, President of the United States Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, Vice-President of the United States Kamala Harris, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Her Excellency Reem al Hashimy and Minister of Health of Portugal Marta Temido.



Commitments announced through the course of the VAX LIVE campaign and special included:

 


 
 
 

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