ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Co-founded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.
Backed by a movement of 2 million ONE members, ONE achieves change through advocacy. One hold world leaders to account for the commitments they’ve made to fight extreme poverty, and campaign for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform. They also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively. ONE is not a grant-making organization and do not solicit funding from the general public.
As we have always said, at ONE, ‘we’re not asking for your money, we’re asking for your voice.’
ONE and its 2 million members, along with ONE’s predecessor organization DATA and other non-profit partners, have played an important role in persuading governments to support effective programs and policies that are making a measurable difference in fighting extreme poverty and disease. As a result of those programs, today nearly 4 million Africans have access to life-saving AIDS medication, up from only 50,000 people in 2002. Malaria deaths have been cut in half in countries across Africa in less than 2 years and 46.5 million more children are now going to school.
What can you do right now? Childhood vaccines are one of the most cost – effective ways to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. Ask world leaders to fund two proven, new vaccines that will help stop pneumonia and diarrhoea – two of the biggest killers of children in poor countries.
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