AstraZeneca Young Health Programme to partner with UNICEF to prevent non-communicable diseases among young people

AstraZeneca has announced that it will support UNICEF with a $12.5 million grant to support programming which will reach more than five million young people, train 1,000 youth advocates, and positively shape public policy around the world, over the next six years. The announcement follows AstraZeneca’s decision in October 2019 to continue to fund its Young Health Programme to 2025 with an overall commitment of $35m (£28m). The AstraZeneca Young Health Programme will work with UNICEF and other partners to raise awareness of the risks and effects of non-communicable diseases…

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Crocs to Donate 50,000 Pairs of Classic Clogs to UNICEF

Crocs, Inc., in partnership with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas, today announced that 50,000 pairs of Crocs Classic clogs will be donated over the next year to underserved school children in Belize through UNICEF. This charitable contribution supports the actor’s joint mission to help children around the world and provide them with more opportunities to achieve an education. Recently, Crocs announced award-winning actor, activist, and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas would serve as a global brand ambassador for its 2020 “Come As You Are” marketing campaign. A special element of…

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Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF Extend Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ Program to Vietnam

Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF have announced the extension of Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ program to Vietnam. The partnership will invest $1 million over the next three years to improve neonatal health outcomes in the rural mountainous and central highland provinces of north and central Vietnam and reduce infant mortality. Over the past 25 years, Vietnam has achieved significant improvements in survival rates for children under five years of age, reducing from 52 to 21 deaths per 1,000 live births, between 1990 and 2018. Despite this progress, infant mortality rates in the…

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Novo Nordisk and UNICEF announce new partnership to help prevent childhood overweight and obesity

Novo Nordisk and UNICEF announced a new partnership today to help prevent childhood overweight and obesity worldwide with an initial focus on interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Under this partnership, the United Nations children’s agency and the global healthcare company will combine efforts to enhance knowledge and awareness on how to prevent overweight and obesity and address their root causes. The partnership will initially cover a period of three years. “Childhood overweight and obesity can contribute to ill health, stigmatisation and even reduced educational attainment,” said UNICEF Executive…

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UNICEF launches Right Runner game to inspire players to take action on child rights

UNICEF has launched Right Runner, a fast-paced mobile game application to inspire, inform and empower children and young people on their rights. The first-of-its-kind game commemorated World Children’s Day and 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. “The most memorable way children and young people can learn about their rights is by playing,” said Bernt Aasen UNICEF Regional Director of UNICEF for Latin America and the Caribbean a.i. “Thirty years after the adoption of the Convention…

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