Z Zurich Foundation helps UNICEF deliver 2.5M+ doses of COVID vaccine

The Z Zurich Foundation has announced the continuation of its fundraising campaign to help UNICEF’s efforts to deliver 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines globally by end of 2021. The campaign, which to date has helped deliver more than 2.5 million doses of vaccine, will run until the end of the year. The Z Zurich Foundation is committing to match funds raised up to CHF 2.5 million (approximately $2.7 million depending on currency exchange rates). “There is a global movement to ensure everyone has a chance to be protected from COVID-19,…

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James Arthur, Tom Grennan, Micah Richards, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to star in September Soccer Aid for UNICEF with Alex Scott set for presenting debut

James Arthur, Tom Grennan, Fara Williams, Micah Richards, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes have been announced as taking part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 – the first time they have been part of the world’s biggest celebrity-charity football match. They will be joined by Wayne Rooney who is coming out of retirement to play for England again. The Three Lions’ all-time record goal scorer managed the England side in 2020 but is once again taking to the pitch as a player. Dermot O’Leary returns to host the live show…

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Unicef & The EU Ring the Bell on School Closures with Film by HAMLET’s ABCDCD

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, schools have been closed all over the world. This violates one of the most fundamental rights of children: the right to education. More than 897 million children worldwide bear the consequences, both in the short and long term. Because for many children with a difficult home situation, school is not just about education, but above all about being able to go to a safe place. In the long term, children who are denied access to education risk ending up in child labour, crime or situations…

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Vaccination Demand Observatory launched to strengthen local communication programmes to address vaccine misinformation

To combat vaccine hesitancy worldwide, PGP, (The Public Good Projects), UNICEF and Yale Institute for Global Health have launched the Vaccination Demand Observatory. As countries begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccination, public health experts know that the last inch — getting the vaccine from vial to arm — can be the hardest. Public uncertainty in the current pandemic has been exacerbated by an “infodemic,” a confusing epidemic of information and misinformation. The Vaccination Demand Observatory (The Observatory) is developing tools, training, technical support and research to equip in-country teams to mitigate…

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UNICEF and Microsoft launch improved, scalable technology to protect vulnerable children and women amid rise in domestic and gender-based violence due to COVID-19

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. launched a new version of Primero called Primero X — an open source case management web application that helps social service providers coordinate critical support to vulnerable children. Key interventions include providing access to lifesaving services, such as family reunification and tracing, while still adhering to physical distancing and movement restrictions due to COVID-19. The launch of Primero X comes amid an increase in the rates of domestic and gender-based violence linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of children are now more vulnerable to violence, abuse…

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