Today, on World Health Day, we’re thrilled to announce that Damson Idris, Dayo Okeniyi, and Lexi Underwood have joined forces with (RED) to help raise awareness about the importance of building and supporting health systems around the world. Damson, Dayo, and Lexi join longtime supporters, Javier Muñoz and Phoebe Robinson as ‘(RED)UCATORS’.
(RED)’s newly announced (RED)UCATORS are stepping up to act as ambassadors for the fight against pandemics, using their global platforms to help sound the alarm on the injustice of global health emergencies and champion proven programs that save lives. Each (RED)UCATOR is an inspiring change-maker within their respective communities, who is committed to sharing and supporting (RED)’s mission with their audiences and engaging in (RED) programming, campaigns and education through 2022.
“Providing HIV treatment to a sick child, or vaccinating a first-responder in Abuja isn’t charity, it’s called hope. We all have a responsibility to help make the world a better place. We all must be part of the solution.” –Damson Idris.
“In the United States, COVID vaccines are abundant; over 75 percent of Americans have received at least one COVID vaccine. But in my home country of Nigeria, access is scarce and less than 10% of Nigerians have received a single shot. We won’t end the threat of COVID anywhere unless we end it everywhere. That’s why I’m so honored to use my platform to help shine a light on the health injustices that so many Africans face.” –Dayo Okeniyi
“I am committed to using my voice and platform to advocate for issues and injustices impacting vulnerable populations across the globe. Through supporting (RED) and working with my fellow (RED)UCATORS, my goal is to spark peer dialogue, encourage action, and create sustainable solutions to help end pandemics and health emergencies for all people; regardless of race, color, socio-economic status, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation.” –Lexi Underwood
“As someone living with HIV, a cancer survivor and a passionate activist, when I talk about the importance of equitable access to health care, I’m not just speaking words, I’m living them. Whether it’s fighting AIDS or COVID, I’m proud to continue my work with (RED) to keep pushing for equitable access to testing, treatment, and vaccines for everyone, everywhere.” –Javier Muñoz
“We do not choose our circumstances in life, our privilege or lack of it. But we can choose to make the world a better, healthier place. I’m proud to support (RED), and alongside my fellow (RED)UCATORS, help turn up the fight against pandemics. AIDS and COVID better watch out because we are coming to cancel you!” –Phoebe Robinson