Message from COVAX
“COVAX’s goal is to end the acute phase of the pandemic by making sure vulnerable people in every country in the world are protected. By contributing to the Get1Give1 Worldwide campaign, we can collectively help those that need it the most, which is now more urgent than ever.”
Aurélia Nguyen, Managing Director, COVAX Facility, Gavi
Biyi Afonja, Retired Professor of Statistics and Head, Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Vinya Ariyaratne, President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka.
Robert Armstrong, Professor Emeritus, Aga Khan University, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Eunice Brookman-Amissah, Former Minister for Health of Ghana and Ambassador to the Netherlands, Ghana.
Mushtaque Chowdhury, Vice Chairperson and founder of BRAC, Bangladesh.
Oluwafunmilola (Lola) Dare, President, Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD) Global, UK and Nigeria
Haile Debas, Professor Emeritus, Founding Executive Director, Global Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco, USA.
Rodolfo Dennis, Professor Head, Internal Medicine and Research Departments, Fundacion Cardioinfantil, Bogotá, Colombia.
Bruce Gellin, President, Global Immunization at Sabin Vaccine Institute, USA.
Narmeen Hamid, Health, Gender and Development Consultant, Pakistan.
David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, UK.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria.
Dagmawi Iyasu, Program Manager for Africa, Grounds for Health. Ethiopia.
Ben Kiregyera, Professor, International statistical consultant, Kampala, Uganda.
Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine, Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.
Pali Lehohla, former Statistician-General and Head of Statistics, South Africa.
Michaela Mantel, Senior Advisor Health Programme, Aga Khan University, Nairobi; Director The Health Associates, Berlin, Germany.
David Nabarro, WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy, Chair of Global Health and Co-Director at Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, UK.
Adolfo Martinez Palomo, Professor and former Director General, Center for Advanced Studies, Molecular Pathogenesis, Mexico.
Tikki Pang, Visiting Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Chris Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, UK.
Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, UNESCO Representative to Peru, Head of UNESCO Lima Office, Peru.
Laetitia Rispel, Professor of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Amadou Sall, Chief Executive Officer, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal.
Lone Simonsen, Professor of Population Health Sciences, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Marcel Tanner, President Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, Professor Emeritus, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Marleen Temmerman, Director, Centre of Excellence Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi; Professor Emeritus, Ghent University, Belgium.
Kumnuan Ungchusak, Advisor, Department of Diseases Control, Ministry of Public Health. Thailand.
Adolfo Martinez Valle, Head of Academic Unit, Health Policy and Population Research Center (CIPPS), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.
Jimmy Volmink, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Message from Sri Lanka
“I support Get1Give1 Worldwide because I want COVAX to succeed. COVAX is the game changer for vaccine equity. It was a brilliant idea and a practical one too. High-income nations have a moral responsibility – and a strong economic justification – to make sure that COVAX does not fail. It’s the only hope for countries such as Sri Lanka where I live. By supporting Get1Give1 Worldwide, we are signalling our support for COVAX and global vaccine equity.” Read more
President, Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka
Messages from donors
“I am hoping for more equitable distribution of vaccines.This is a great initiative!“
“I donated because only if all of us work together to protect all of us will we succeed.“
“This is an example of ego-altruism at it’s finest – not only will this slightly equalize the terribly unequal distribution to begin with, it will also benefit rich countries in the end, as it will decrease the likelihood for future mutations and related pandemics – basically, all will benefit.“
“In order to protect where money & medicine does not go. Thanx for the initiative.”
“I’m grateful that my family and I are all safe so far during this pandemic.“
“We are one world.“
“I love this grass roots attempt to heal the world. Bravo!“
“I hope that many of us lucky enough to get a booster dose of vaccine against COVID will now donate to the Get1Give1Worldwide campaign, so that more vulnerable people can be protected against this virus.”
“I hope many, many people donate to this important cause.”
“Happy to have received my booster dose and to match it with this donation.”
“We’ve both had our boosters for free. We feel we should help to ensure that everybody else has access to a Covid vaccine.“
“Good luck with this very worthwhile project.”
“This is an example of ego-altruism at it’s finest – not only will this slightly equalize the terribly inequal distribution to begin with, it will also benefit rich countries in the end, as it will decrease the likelihood for future mutations and related pandemics – basically, all will benefit.“
“Really important! Hope you reach your target and go beyond. This work is vital – we must offer vaccine to everybody in the world – it is in the interest of all.“
“What a great idea this is! Let’s hope it takes off in a big way.“
“I am so grateful for the healthcare I receive and wish to share that gift with others.”
“We are all part of an interconnected world, and even selfish motives must make us aware that in a pandemic none of us are safe from a high rate of worldwide infection which risks the emergence of new and even more dangerous variants. We need to make the surplus vaccines we have ordered available world-wide. We need to go further and suspend vaccine patents so as to urgently increase vaccine production in other countries with the appropriate facilities.“
“Thanks for organising this.“
“A cause that is vital both clinically and compassionately… bravo.“
“We are all in it together.“
“The world needs this NOW. I wish richer countries’ Governments were delivering more vaccinations. So thank you to those that set this charity up to support COVAX.“
“Much is expected from those to whom much has been given. The NHS, offering care free to all has given this precious gift, and it is a joy to give back doses on behalf of my family and I.“
“We are not safe until we are all safe.”
“So pleased to do this as a Nurse we all need to help vaccinate the world together.”
“I’m asking all our friends to donate too – hope you raise as much as you want!“
“Just had my 2nd AZ dose yesterday and feel very fortunate. Hope this contribution helps other colleagues get jabbed.“
“Just pleased to support an excellent project.”
“A wonderful idea.“
“I am happy to help with your good work.”
“There`s been a lot of talk of global vaccination – you are actually doing something about it. A great example of love in action.”
“An excellent scheme. We hope you raise more than your target.“
“Thanks to the organizers for this initiative. Greetings from a Brit in CH who is so grateful to be fully vaccinated. I have colleagues in African countries spending their entire days seeking a vaccination dose…”
“Thanks to the scientists for making this happen and to Covax for helping the world with this unprecedented situation.”
“An excellent campaign but still much support needed.“
“A reminder of how easy it is to take health care for granted.“
“So glad you’re doing this.”
“Got my second jab – so here is my second donation! call upon #G7 leaders to deliver a plan to vaccinate the world. We cannot tackle climate change without it. Spread the word.“
“GET1GIVE1 is a brilliant simple idea which needs to go viral NOW.”
“I am so grateful that I have been fully vaccinated for myself and my children. I know other mothers and children across the world will feel exactly the same. I hope this helps.“
“Thank you to the organisers for creating this tangible way to express solidarity with people around the world.“
“Im fully vaccinated now, really grateful to pay it forward and give to someone else.“
“Thank you for this opportunity.“
“This is a great idea; thank you for thinking of it, and initiating it.“
“Great idea, really worthwhile.“
“A fabulous way to show our gratitude and solidarity.“
“Wonderful idea, everyone deserves a chance to be vaccinated.“
“What a great initiative.“
“Let’s all get behind this – we can make a difference!“
“Very pleased to join this fine initiative.”
“Thank you for this initiative.“
“More power to your elbow (or the part of the arm above it).“
“This is a great opportunity to show gratitude for the vaccines we can access and solidarity with those around the world who need them as urgently (if not more so) than we do. Thanks to the organisers! I will share with all friends and family.“
“Trying to do my fair share.“
“It’s not over until it’s over everywhere.“
“We could not be happier than to have a chance to contribute directly to vaccinating persons in poorer countries against Covid-19! Spread the word!“
“I am in a country where vaccines are readily available. None of us are safe until we are all safe. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to contribute to a fairer world.“
“I love this grass roots attempt to heal the world. Bravo!“
“We are one world.“
“Delighted to hear about Get1Give1. Such a simple concept, meeting people’s concern and desire to help others. This offers an easy way to DO something NOW, and everyone can be part of the snowball effect, and feel the better for not just sitting on our hands feeling worried and impotent. Thank you – the message will go out to my several e-mail lists NOW !“
“Love the website! And thank you to all involved in creating this very worthwhile, timely and caring way for people to give back for their own good fortune.“
“Thank you – this is the website I had been looking for!! I am grateful for all those who are putting this campaign together. You represent the BEST in humanitarian efforts. With great hope and gratitude.“