We Are Family cover proceeds to go to WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says proceeds from a cover of We Are Family will go help WHO work.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says proceeds from a cover of We Are Family will go help WHO work.

Kim Sledge of the band Sister Sledge will donate proceeds from a cover of the band's classic song We Are Family to the World Health Organisation Foundation, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.

"I would like to thank Kim Sledge for her kind offer to donate proceeds from the sale of her special edition cover of We Are Family," said Tedros, adding that the money would be used to support the COVID-19 response and strengthen health services around the world.

Kim Sledge joined Tedros at a news briefing on Monday.

The singer had joined with the social enterprise group The World We Want to record a new version of the 1979 track.

Celebrities, frontline workers, international leaders and members of the public will feature in a music video for the track, which is released on November 9.

Australian Associated Press