Global Partnership for Education announces US $8.8 million in funding to help UNICEF with COVID-19 response

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) announced today a US $8.8 million contribution to UNICEF to help children and young people in 87 developing countries access learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide school closures in 156 countries have already disrupted learning and access to vital services for more than eight out of ten children and young people. “There is an urgent need to invest now in education systems to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children in developing countries. These funds are an initial step to kick-start…

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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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