Lady Gaga’s Love Letter To Doctors, Nurses, and Essential Workers – One World, Together at Home Concert Pandemics & Emergencies 18/04/2020 • Tsering Lhamo & Grace Ren Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Lady Gaga, the American singer-songwriter, will be curating a massive benefit concert with Global Citizen to fundraise for the global coronavirus crisis. The virtual concert titled, One World Together at Home, will be streamed live on the Global Citizen website and a number of other platforms on 18 April, from 2 – 10PM Eastern Standard Time. “It is a love letter to our doctors, a love letter to our nurses and other health care professionals who are risking their own lives,” said Gaga in a World Health Organization press briefing on Friday. “This is for the sake of the delivery drivers, grocery store workers, factory workers, public transportation workers, postal workers and restaurant workers doing the same. We celebrate your bravery and your heroism.” Representing the entertainment industry, Gaga, donning an unusually simple make-up and a crisp white collared shirt in contrast to her usual flamboyant style, extended the community’s commitment towards raising funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund while thanking the medical community globally and acknowledging those financially burdened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Lady Gaga calls into WHO’s 17 April COVID-19 press briefing Since announcing the concert just two weeks ago, the event has already raised over $50 million for the Solidarity Response Fund, Gaga said on Friday. Echoing Gaga’s sentiments, Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans expressed gratitude to all essential workers in the frontline of the pandemic globally and announced the organization’s partnership with the World Health Organization and the United Nations in its proactive commitment and action towards preventing future pandemics by strengthening the global health system and ensuring the equitable access of resources. The massive line-up features over 60 major artists and celebrities from around the world. It will include acts and appearances from Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Alanis Morriset, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, Sir David Beckham, Sir John Elton, J Balvin, John Legend, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Philip Collins, Priyanka Chopra Jones, Shahrukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder. The concert will begin livestreaming at 2PM EST (8PM CET) on 18 April at the Global Citizen website, and will be broadcast live on CBS, ABC, Univision. BBC One+ and Viacom stations will broadcast the concert on 19 April and 20 April. Some stations will only be broadcasting certain hours of the event – more details can be found on the Global Citizen website. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Combat the infodemic in health information and support health policy reporting from the global South. Our growing network of journalists in Africa, Asia, Geneva and New York connect the dots between regional realities and the big global debates, with evidence-based, open access news and analysis. To make a personal or organisational contribution click here on PayPal.