Pampers & UNICEF: A decade of achievements
Despite progress made over the last ten years, in 2016 we remain very aware of the MNT statistics – it claims the life of a newborn child every 11 minutes – so, through supporting UNICEF, we're continuing to help more and more mums and babies get protected against the disease.
Things are certainly going to plan: 300 million vaccines have been funded since 2006 – that's close to the entire population of the USA – helping to protect 100 million mums and their babies worldwide
In partnership with UNICEF, Pampers has helped eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus in 24 countries. In March 2019 one more country, Chad, has now eliminated this disease, resulting in an estimated 880,000 newborn lives* saved since 2006. That’s more than the number of babies born in France in 2018.
Pampers' funding is also helping to transport the vaccines to where they are needed most, and administer them
Midwives have been mobilised to deliver education on vaccinations to even the most remote villages; teaching mums about the importance of hygienic birth practices is a crucial step in the process.
Professor Linda Scott, an expert on International Development at Oxford University, recently called the Pampers-UNICEF partnership 'a genuine historic innovation and a humanitarian breakthrough, demonstrating a new approach to fighting global problems and the roles companies can play.'
Granted, there's a long way to go in the quest, but this is certainly progress with our ultimate goal alongside our partner UNICEF to help eliminate MNT everywhere.
Visit UNICEF now to find out how you can help give millions of babies their first smile.
* Based on WHO and UNICEF estimated figures as of Feb 2019
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