Analog Devices supports WHO & partners with Global Citizen in fight against COVID-19
09 April 2020
ADI is partnering with international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen on a televised and streamed special “One World: Together At Home” to be hosted April 18, 2020 in support of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The Analog Devices Foundation is helping to combat the global fight against COVID-19. The Foundation is high performance analogue technology expert, Analog Devices’ platform for engineering a better future, with its mission to address many of the complex societal issues that impact the communities in which ADI lives and works.
The Analog Devices Foundation has announced its support of the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, powered by the UN Foundation, and a partnership with Global Citizen on its televised and streamed special, “One World: Together At Home”.
The WHO is leading the global effort to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was created to implement the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness & Response Plan to track and contain the spread of the virus, ensure patients and frontline workers get the resources they need, and accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments. In addition, ADI and the Analog Devices Foundation will provide an accelerated match of ADI employee donations made to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
“We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It is our moral obligation and duty to support the essential work of organisations making a difference in combating this fight,” said Vincent Roche, ADI President & CEO. “We can all make a difference, and that’s why we are especially pleased to partner with Global Citizen and support their Together At Home initiative, which will be a source of inspiration and encouragement during this challenging period.”
The Analog Devices Foundation is supporting Global Citizen’s effort, “One World: Together At Home”, the global televised and streamed special that will air on April 18, 2020 at 8pm EDT on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeart Media and Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada. Internationally, BBC One will run the programme on Sunday April 19, 2020. Additional international broadcasters include MultiChoice and RTE. It will also stream online via Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, iHeartRadio, Instagram, Tencent, Tidal, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, YouTube and TKTK.
“One World: Together At Home” will include stories from healthcare heroes battling the spread of COVID-19, as well as messages of gratitude and appreciation from those that they have helped. It will include segments from WHO and UN global health experts, with appearances and performances curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga. Broadcast to include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
“As we honour and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ‘One World: Together At Home’ aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19,” said Hugh Evans, co-founder & CEO of Global Citizen. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.
For more information about Global Citizen and their campaign to support the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund, please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.
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