VAX LIVE: The Concert to reunite the world to AIR
Mumbai - Today, Viacom18 announced it will air 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
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.
Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are serving as Campaign Chairs of VAX LIVE and will be delivering an important global message for vaccine equity during the event. To help ensure equitable access to the vaccine, they’ve also been leading a coordinated drive across the private sector to raise critical funds for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX.
The commitments announced on Sunday include $39.5 million towards COVAX AMC. Gavi, as part of Gavi’s Matching Funds Mechanism, has agreed to financially match pledges to at least US $11.75 million, for a total contribution of $51.25 million.
Global Citizen is proud to announce a special appearance by His Holiness Pope Francis, President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr Biden, & Amitabh Bachchan. Additionally, President Macron of France, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia will make appearances.
Global Citizen is grateful to Wizcraft International Entertainment and Viacom 18, partners in bringing VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World to India on Viacom18’s TV network covering VH1, Comedy Central and Colors Infinity.