16 April 2020: There is something to look forward to this weekend when world-acclaimed influential entertainers such as musicians Usher & Pharrel Williams, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, The Fixer’s Kerry Washington and power couple David and Victoria Beckham, among many others, pay tribute to nurses, doctors at the front-line against COVID-19 pandemic.
One world: Together At Home global special is coming to your screen on Vuzu DStv channel 116 on 18 April 2020 at 20:00. The special Broadcast aims to celebrate and support of healthcare workers, to feature real-life experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world.
Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO), One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19.Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, One World: Together At Home will bring together stars of the world on one stage with performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Swift, and Usher. “We are grateful to the health workers that have been working tirelessly during these trying times. People have been urged to stay at home in efforts to fight against the spread of Covid-19. “This special broadcast by One world: Together At Home will bring world leading artists and performances to your living room during the national lockdown,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels.
One World: Together At Home is not a telethon – it is a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of healthcare workers and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19.
The broadcast will feature stories from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID-19 response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.
For more information about Global Citizen and its campaign to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation7 please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.
To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go to www.who.int/COVlD-19 and follow @WHO on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedln and TikTok.For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.
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