Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck there have been numerous efforts created in order to not only raise funds but (from an entertainment point of view) also ensure that the ‘music goes on’ and people stay entertained regardless of whatever restrictions are implemented. One of these and our focus today announced yesterday is probably the biggest one yet.
One World: Together At Home – a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, will air both National Geographic (DSTV 181, StarSat 220) and FoxLife (DSTV 126, Starsat 133) on Sunday 19 April at 15:50 (CAT). This unique event will also be streamed on the National Geographic Africa Facebook page (NatGeoAfrica) at the same time.
Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the World Health Organization, One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.
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 community health 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 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 updates on the broadcast, follow National Geographic Africa on social media (NatGeoAfrica).