Prince Harry has joined entertainment royalty at a concert in Los Angeles – which has managed to purchase 10 million doses with the money raised – to push for COVID vaccine equity.
Vax Live features performances by Selena Gomez, the Foo Fighters and Jennifer Lopez as well as messages from the Pope and US President Joe Biden.
Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans told Sky News the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were “incredibly passionate” about the issue of vaccine equity and wanted to call on the private sector to “step up”.
“So together with Prince Harry and Meghan we convened a roundtable focused on encouraging the fortune 100 and fortune 500 companies to commit dollars for doses,” he said.
Mr Evans said companies such as Cisco, Procter and Gamble, Coca Cola and Mastercard “immediately” signed on to the initiative, allowing enough money to be raised to purchase 10 million doses “for those who need them most”.