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DAYS

HRS

MINS

SECS

COVID-19 Worldwide Report As Of August 3rd, 2021

4,240,173

Deaths

Source: Johns Hopkins

1,150,971,337

Vaccinated People

Source: Our World in Data

14.8%

Population Vaccinated

Source: Our World in Data

If the immorality of vaccine rationing doesn't bother you,
the grave danger that it poses to the world should.

What is needed?

If we are to rid the world of COVID-19 – we must VOW to Vaccinate Our World now. We can do this by:

  • Raising $100 billion – enough to secure sufficient doses to Vaccinate Our World now.
  • Procuring 7 billion COVID-19 vaccines within one year for all the world’s citizens, particularly for people in developing countries.
  • Waiving or suspending all COVID-19 vaccine patents during the global public health emergency.
  • Eliminating all restrictions on the sharing of information and data—100% transparency is needed.
  • Promoting international cooperation, not politics, as the driving force for ending the pandemic.

From the map below, 2022 or 2023 is far too long for countries to wait for lifesaving vaccines!

Infographic: Global Vaccine Timeline Stretches to 2023 | Statista

Source: Statista

If we’re to ensure vaccine equity, the world must:

$100 billion must be pledged to secure enough vaccines to inoculate the entire world. Leaders from the G20 and global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank must VOW to step up their contributions immediately.

Even with current vaccine production ramped up to maximum levels, vaccine manufacturers are still unable to meet the demand for lifesaving COVID-19 doses. If the world is to fight this and future pandemics, vaccine production must be increased across every continent. A handful of pharmaceutical companies simply cannot be relied upon for vaccinating the entire world.

COVID-19 vaccines are primarily funded by taxpayers – not pharmaceutical companies. We must call for all vaccine manufacturers to openly share their technology and intellectual property – and for governments to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are declared a public good. We can look at past examples, such as the AIDS epidemic, and save the world as we did with antiretroviral medicines for HIV.

We must advocate for an enforceable mandate to ensure transparency and accountability for all countries and organizations when it comes to global public health.

The bulk of vaccine procurements have been accomplished through closed-door deals between individual governments and drug companies where little information is released on the details of the agreements, which drives up vaccine costs. During this and any pandemic, all vaccine agreements should be made public to encourage increased cooperation and to ensure all countries are able to access affordable medicines and vaccines.

Many nations, including Canada, the U.S., U.K. and European Union have purchased enough vaccines to vaccinate their populations multiple times over. With a worldwide shortage, these countries must be compelled to share their surplus vaccine stockpiles. At a time when the majority of the world has little access to vaccines, nations should establish a framework to ensure the rest of the world can also be protected. If one country isn’t safe from COVID-19—none of us are safe.

More than half of the population of high-income countries, has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine—compared to about 30% in upper-middle-income countries, 14% in lower-middle-income countries and 1% in low-income countries.

Sources: KFF/Our World in Data/World Bank (current as of 7/30/2021)

What can you do?

Join our digital advocacy campaign! Together we will urge world leaders to ensure vaccine equity worldwide. How you can help:

  • Pledge as an individual or as an organization to fight for vaccine access across the world.
  • Subscribe to our e-mail list to stay up-to-date and help out when we issue a call to action, such as a global Twitter rally!
  • Tell your friends, family members and colleagues about the VOW call to action and ask them to join!
  • Spread the word and encourage others to VOW now to end COVID-19 by tweeting and posting these messages on social media: "If the immorality of vaccine rationing doesn't bother you, the grave danger that it poses to the world should. Join us in urging world leaders to VOW to #VaccinateOurWorld!"

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These Are The Organizations That Have Pledged So Far To Vaccinate Our World:
Iseri Ibágari · 4Souls Foundation · Abanthu Concepts for Development formerly Edutainment Health Foundation · ABC Prodein Colombia · action for uplifting vulnerable communities uganda · Africa Advocacy Foundation · African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons Development (ANAYD) · After Hours Project · AHF · AHF Georgia · AHF INDIA - INDIA CARES · AHF Kenya · AHF PANAMA · AHF Puerto Rico · AID Atlanta · AID FOR AIDS · AIDS Healthcare Foundation · AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Georgia · AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION CHILE · AIDS Healthcare Foundation Nepal · Aidspan · AJUCOM · Amahoro Human Respect. · AMAI - Associação dos Moradores e Amigos de Itapuama · Amazing Zone · AP Trading OÜ · Asociación Trans Diversa · Asociacion Biblioteca Popular Aime Painé · ASOCIACION VIVIENDO POSITIVAMENTE · Aspirations · ASSCODECHA - Associação Comunitária para o Desenvolvimento Humano · Associação Beneficente. Madre Maria Vilac-Abemzvi · Associação Caririense de Luta contra Aids · Associação FUNDAÇÃO CASA - Centro de Apoio Social e Acompanhamento às Pessoas Vivendo com HIV e casos de AIDS · Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Capacidade Comunitária-ADECC · Association of HIV affected women and their families · Association of people living with HIV/AIDS · Association of students against drug abuse and trafficking (SADAT) · ATTTA Mar del Plata  · Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa ) · BAMPOREZE · Batanai HIV and AIDS Support Group · BHOOSHAN INDANE · Black BeautyShop Health Initiative · BODABODA SAFETY ASSOCIATION OF KENYA · Bridge Builders Foundation · California LGBT Arts Alliance · Care 4 Them Wellness Organization (C4TWO) · Cátedra Abaca UBA · CAZAS · Center for Community Health Promotion · Círculo Social Igualitario AC  · Citizens Health Education and Development Initiative · Clínica de Familia La Romana · COALITION OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV AND AIDS · CONCERN AND CARE FOR THE NEEDY IN RWANDA(CCN-RWANDA) · Conseil Consultatif des Femmes (COCOF) · Convivencia en Diversidad Tandil · Cotic Centro Organizado Tratamento Intensivo a Criança  · CRANIMAX TALENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION · Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation · Davis Memorial Hospital Positively United to Support Humanity · Dhading Plus · Diaspora Community Services · Dorcus Beads community based Organization · Dream Achievers Youth Organization · DREAM ALIVE FOUNDATION RWANDA (DAFR) · Društvo ŠKUC · EcoGlobal · EFFORTS FOR KEY POPULATIO INITIATIVE · Elgon ngoma troupe · EMPOWER GIRLS UGANDA · Environmentorz · Epic Youth Organization · Expertos, Inc. · Families Living with AIDS Care Center · Fivefold Ministries For All Nations · Florics club Initiative · Foaesp · Fórum Ong aids RS · Foundation for Development of Children · Foundation Los Pisingos · Friends of the Needy · fuckyou · FUNDACION BIENESTAR · Fundisa Abantu · FUNLEMA · GASPA GRUPO DE APOIO E SOLIDARIEDADE AOS PORTADORES DO VÍRUS HIV.  ARARAQUARAA  · Generation Change Kenya · Global Aim · Global Future Redemption Empowerment Foundation · Global Hope for Women and Children Foundation (GLOHWOC) · Global Network of Black People working in HIV · GRUPO CLARA, INC. Dominican Republic · Grupo Juvenil Para el Desarrollo Comunitario · Grupo Multisectorial en VIH/sida e ITS del Estado de Veracruz · Grupo Pela Vidda  Niterói  · Grupo Pela Vidda-RJ · Grupo Pela Vidda/SP · Gtp+ Grupo de Trabalhos em Prevenção  Posithivo  · GuesTec · Health Action Coordinating Committee · Health Office Diocese of Jinja · Health Through Walls · Hellenstein-Gymnasium · HEP Montenegro · HNTD (Homens Negros Trans e Transmasculines em Diáspora) · Hope House, Manzini, Eswatini · HPDO · Human Peace and Development Organization -HPDO · HUMANITARIAN AID · I Am Human Foundation · ICOM Health · ICSEF · Imarisha-Kenya · Indian Quality Centre · Inner City Ambassadors ( ICA) · Inspira Cambio A.C. · Instituto Cultural Barong · Instituto Vida Nova Integração Social Educação e Cidadania · Instituto Vladimir Herzog · International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) · Iseri Ibagari · Jabumaitsefoundation · joint adherent brothers and sisters against AIDS( JABASA) · Jornal Diário Popular · Josephine Nabukenya · Journey House Actions Rwanda · Jump 93 Association · Juventud competitiva · Kamwanje self help group · KARUNA, SALUD Y DESARROLLO, A.C. · KATOVU CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (KCDC) · Lambeth Service User Council (LSUC) · Lao network of people living with HIV/AIDS · Leading Women Worldwide · Learn Work Develop (LWD) · Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome · LIGHT Health & Wellness · Linda HIV SA · Live Alive Network (LIAN) · Living Hope Care for PLWHA Society · Macuco por la Vida A.C · Mariann Coordinating Committee · Mariannridge Upliftment Centre · Masaka Green Light Impact Programme (MAGLIP) · Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) · Medpark US LLC · Men's Health Social Service (MHSS) · Miracle Corners Zambia · MOPAIDS Movimento Paulistano de Luta Contra a AIDS · MOSCTHA · MTÜ Convictus Eesti · Mujeres Socio Política Mama Tingo · Mundka Industrial area welfare society · Muskaan K K Memorial Trust · NAIMA+ · NEPHAK · Network of Zambian People Living with HIV/AIDS · New Age Man · New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society · New Hope Fore Children Org · Ntethelelo Foundation · Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de Personas Trans-ODHPT · One Heart Youth Advocacy and Community Development Initiative · ONG Acción Para una Vida Saludable · ONG Igualdade  · Org Name · Organisation for Poverty Alleviation and Development · Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development · OÜ Spurt · Parkside Economic Development Corporation · Paróquia Anglicana da Santíssima Trindade · Persevere Until Something Happens (PUSH) · Positive Diva · Positive Youth in Action ( POYA) · Pro Development Network · Propoor Ethiopian Development Organization · Public organization “Sun circLe” · Queer Association - TEMIDA · RAIN Uganda · Rainbow Haven · RAKAI ORPHANS HOPE PROJECT · Red Guatemalteca Mujeres Positivas en Acción · RED TRANS PERU · Rede de amizade e solidariedade  · Relief Teenage and Marital Counseling Foundation · Rescue Mission for Street Life · Resik Subang Foundation · ReSpurt OÜ · RFHA · RNP SP  · RNP+AM (Rede Nacional de Pessoas Vivendo com HIV e Aids no Amazonas) · RNP+Brasil · Rwanda Network of Religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS (RWANERELA+) · SAfAIDS · SAIL-UGANDA · Sanga Mithra Development Association (SAMIDA) · Save Community Uganda · SAVE Foundation · Save Your Generation · Serenity wellness Center Ltd · shri sawan singh ji welfare society · SMART CHILDREN AFRICA (SMACA) · Smart Her Empowerment · SOLUVAS RWANADA · Somos Familia Valle · South Carolina HIV Council dba Wright Wellness Center · Sport for Social Change Network · Spread Awareness Information and Learnig · Spread Awareness Information and Learning in Uganda (SAIL Uganda) · Step to future · Stowarzyszenie JUMP 93 · SUNLIGHT INITIATIVE RWANDA · Suruwat · Swaziland AIDS support organization · Tapitas felices  · Tbilisi Pride · TesteateBA · Thabitha Community Care Services · The Commuter Magazine · The HIV Foundation Asia · The Life Skills Development Foundation (TLSDF) or RakDek in Thai · The Mark Fish Foundation NPC · The OUT Founudation · The Realty Company · The Renewed Church of Los Angeles · TM Foundation · Translatinx Network · TRANSSA Trans Siempre Amigas · Tropical Focus for Rural Development · Turks and Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation · Union for People Living with HIV/AIDS Positive in the Rainbow · Uttar pradesh udyog vyapar sangthan Muzaffarnagar · Vaal Marketing Services · Venus Social Enterprise · VIHve Libre · Villagers Feeding Scheme · Wanda Adu Foundation · WE REACH CBO · WE REACH COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATION · Women Organization for Modern Economy and Nursing ( WOMEN) · Yerala Projects Society · Youth Alive Uganda · Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa · Zvishavane AIDS Caring Trust · БО "Позитивні жінки" (CO "Positive Women") · Військові ЛГБТ за рівні права · ГО "Точка Опори ЮА" · ГО Точка опори ЮА · КНП "КОЦПБС КОР" · КНП "МОЦПДІП" МОР

Our African Allies Calling On The EU To Waive The IP Patents:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation · Kawempe Home Based Care Alliance · National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) · Youth Ventures Initiatives (YOVI) · Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) · Stop TB Partnership - KENYA · Health Options for Young Men on AIDS/STls (HOYMAS) · Wote Youth Development Projects, Makueni. · Peter Owiti · Ambassadors for Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health (AYARHEP) · Mombasa PLHIV Support Network (MOPESUN) · Most at Risk Young Mothers and Teenage Girls Living with HIV Initiative (MOYOTE - Kenya) · Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) · ISHTAR MSM · Pamoja TB Group and Network of TB Champions Kenya · WACI Health · Faith Action Works Sile group (FAWS Women) · The National network of YPLHIV in Kenyan (Y+Kenya) · Building Lives Around Sound Transformation (BLAST), Kenya. · International Treatment Preparedness Coalition - East Africa (ITPC-EA) · SWOP Ambassadors · Lean on Me Foundation, Kenya · Movement of Men Against AIDS in Kenya (MMAAK) · International Community of Women Living With HIV - Kenya (ICW-Kenya) · Dandora Community AIDS Support Association (DACASA) · Personal Initiative for Positive Empowerment (PIPE Kenya) · Centre For Labour Studies, Nigeria (CLS) · Projekthope Nigeria · Foundation for Rescue of Abandoned African Children, Nigeria · Media Integrity and Child Development Foundation, Nigeria (MICDF) · Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria · Garnet Youth Development Foundation, Nigeria · Center for Health Education and Vulnerable Support, Nigeria · Foundation for good health and wellbeing initiative, Nigeria · Methodist Care and Development Trust, Nigeria · Eagle Divine Care Trust, Nigeria · Association of Positive Youth Living with HIV and AIDS In Nigeria Osun State Chapter · Hope for tomorrow children and women initiative, Nigeria. · Initiative For Environmental Health Development, Nigeria · Initiative For Environmental Health Development · Youth initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa · Centre for Children in crisis, Jos Nigeria · Couplet Children Foundation, Nigeria · Centre for Children's Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) Nigeria · Creative Media Centre for Development, Nigeria · Centre for Life Enhancement And Community Development (CLECD), Nigeria · FOUNDATION FOR CONCERNED SOULS AND HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENT, Nigeria · Pearls Care Initiative Minna, Nigeria · Humanitarian and health support Ejigbo, Nigeria · Assist Women and Develop Children Initiative, Nigeria · Kingdom Seekers International Outreach Ministry, Nigeria · Neighborhood support and family health Development Organization, Nigeria · Peace Heritage Foundation, Nigeria · Association of Nigerian Women In Business · BRIGHTER FUTURE INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN (BFI), Nigeria · Center for Women Empowerment and Child Labour Eradication, Nigeria · Benevolent Initiative for Development, Nigeria · Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Oyo States Chapter, Nigeria · Village Square Development Centre for Concerned Individual and Communities, Nigeria · Advocates for Health and Development Initiative (AHDI), Nigeria · Centre for Community Health and Poverty Alleviation (CHEPA), Nigeria · Association of Community Birth Attendants and Voluntary Health Workers of Nigeria (ACOMBA/- VHW) · YISDHA · Sustainable Development Initiative, Nigeria · Family Counselling Centre (FCC), Nigeria · Organization for Social Programmes and Health Care (OSPHC), Nigeria · CONCERN OTHERS HEALTHCARE SUPPORT FOUNDATION, Nigeria · Initiative for Women and Children of Hope in Nigeria (WOCHOP), Nigeria · Parenthood Development Initiative, Nigeria · Janbi Enterprises Nigeria Limited · Victor Dielat Memorial Foundation, Jos Plateau State Nigeria · Centre for Accountability and Inclusive Development (CAAID), Nigeria · Better Life for Africa Development (BELAD), Nigeria · Community Development Awareness and Health Empowerment Foundation (CDAHEF), Nigeria · Papa Demmy Ventures, Ibadan, Nigeria · Community Social workers youth frontliners of Nigeria. · Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) · PLAN Health Advocacy and Development Foundation (PLAN Foundation) - Nigeria · Positive Health Media Initiative, Benue State Makurdi, Nigeria · Dr. Taiwo Benson · Foundation for Community Health, Rights and Development(FOCHRID), Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. · Barracks Youth and Adolescents Initiative, Nigeria · NINERELA+ · Coalition Of Civil Society Networks on Hiv And Aids in Nigeria (CoCSNHAN) · Women and Adolescents Vioces in Action Initiatives (WAVAI), Nigeria · Eagle Lead Development Initiative (ELDI), Nigeria · Association for Orphans and Vulnerable children in Nigeria (AONN) · Association of Positive Youth living with HIV in Nigeria (APYIN) · African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons Development (ANAYD), Nigeria · Equal Health And Rights Access Advocacy Initiative ( EHRAAI), Nigeria · Hero's Health Community Support Initiative, Nigeria · Initiative For Rights And Gender Equality (INRIGE), Nigeria · Society For Community Healthcare Intervention, Nigeria · No Hate Network Nigeria · The Productive Youths Development Initiative, Nigeria · Women And Youth Initiative For Moral Awareness, Nigera · Arewa Youth Initiative For Self Reliance, Orientation And Unity, Nigeria · African Youth For Development Commission (Aydec), Nigeria · Treasure Builder Foundation (TBF), Nigeria · Youth Aspire Connect (YAC), Nigeria · International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health, Nigeria · Youth Friendly Clinic, Kuje General Hospital, Nigeria · Peer Review Forum, Nigeria · Ayoola O Olusegun, Nigeria · Lesotho Council of NGOs (Health, Education and Social Development Commission ) · Advocacy Movement Network (Am Net), Sierra Leone. · Consortium for the Advancement of Rights for Key Affected Populations (CARKAP), Sierra Leone. · Dignity Association, Sierra Leone. · Focus 1000, Sierra Leone. · Happy Kids and Adolescent, Sierra Leone. · Health Network Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone. · Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS) · Rofutha Development Association (RODA), Sierra Leone. · Smart Her Empowerment (SHE), Sierra Leone. · Society for Women and AIDS in African, Sierra Leone (SWAASL) · Voice of Women Sierra Leone (VOW) · Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion (RNGOF on HIV/AIDS & HP) · Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Services Organization (EANNASO) · Hope For Future Generations - Ghana (HFFG) · Strive Foundation Rwanda (SFR) · Great Lakes Initiatives for Human Rights and Development (GLIHD) · Health Development Initiative (HDI) · Community Socioeconomic Development Initiatives (CSDI) · lhorere Munyarwanda Organization (IMRO), Rwanda · Reseau de Development des Femmes Pauvres (RDFP), Rwanda · Action of Men Engage for Gender Equality in Rwanda (AMEGERWA), Rwanda · Kigali Hope Organization (KHO), Rwanda · Amahoro Human Respect Organization (AHR), Rwanda · Community Health Boosters Rwanda (CHB) · Medical Students' Association of Rwanda (MedSAR) · Alliance for Sustainable Development Organization (ASDO), Rwanda · Concern and Care for the Needy Organization (CCN), Rwanda · Union de Solidarite d'Aide au Development Communautaire (USADEC), Rwanda · National Association for supporting People Living with HIV (ANSP+), Rwanda · SOLUVAS Rwanda · RWANERELA+ POSITIVE FAITH IN ACTION · Dream Village Organization, Rwanda · Community Action for Mercy (CAM-RWANDA) · Adult Rape Clinic, Zimbabwe · Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) · Zimbabwe Young Positives (ZY+) · Zimbabwe Competence Trust · Community Working Group on Health, Zimbabwe · Hands Of Hope Organization, Zimbabwe · Uganda Network of Sex Worker- led Organisations (UNESO) · Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Uganda. · HURIC- Uganda · Kampala District Forum of People Living With HIV/AIDS (KADFO+), Uganda · Lungujja Community Healthcare Organization (LUCOHECO), Uganda · Live Alive Youth Network (LIAN), Uganda · Positive Youth in Action (POYA), Uganda · National Network of Positive Women Ethiopia (NNPWE) · Pro Poor Ethiopian Development Organization (PEDO) · Kulich Youth Reproductive Health Development Organization (KYRHDO), Ethiopia · Pro-Development Network (PON), Ethiopia · Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA), Ethiopia · Fana Addis Tiwulid Ethiopia (FATE), Ethiopia · Dawn of Hope Ethiopia Association (DHEA), Ethiopia