Pampers and UNICEF: Working Together for Healthy Babies
Every year, 58,000 babies die within the first month of life from maternal and neonatal tetanus—a completely preventable disease. So for the sixth year running, Pampers is teaming up with UNICEF to deliver the vaccines that vulnerable women and their children need.
The effort gets our consumers involved. With the purchase of one pack of Pampers, one dose of the vaccine is donated. Our campaign has created the highest awareness ever for maternal and neonatal tetanus, helping put the disease back on the agenda of health authorities.
Since 2006, Pampers’ funding has helped to protect 100 million women and their babies against maternal and neonatal tetanus and has already helped eliminate MNT in eight countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Myanmar, Senegal, Timor Leste and Uganda. Pampers is committed to support UNICEF in their efforts to eliminate MNT from the face of the earth.
P&G and UNICEF have also teamed up to offer P&G employees in Europe, Middle East and Africa the opportunity to take a three-month sabbatical to work with UNICEF. The program is aimed at employees who have always wanted to undertake humanitarian work but have not had the chance before.
UNICEF benefits from the diverse backgrounds of P&G employees as they apply such skills as communications, promotion, leadership training, and supply chain management. Although resource requirements for UNICEF are ever-changing, three to four assignments are expected per year.