Support the Pampers UNICEF 1 pack = 1 life-saving vaccine campaign
For every specially marked Pampers®-UNICEF nappy pack you buy during April and May, Pampers will donate the cost of one tetanus vaccine to UNICEF. Could there be a simpler way to help save a baby’s life?
Maternal and Newborn Tetanus (MNT) is such a serious hazard in developing countries, that it’s responsible for the death of one baby every nine minutes. But more deaths can be prevented through something as simple – and effective – as a vaccination.
This year, our proudly South African spirit of ubuntu is being called upon to help raise five million vaccines to combat MNT in countries where it’s claiming the lives of mothers and babies. By buying a specially-marked Pampers nappy pack – or Pampers® Premium Care – you’ll be helping to make a life-saving difference.
What about South Africa?
Thankfully, MNT does not pose a serious risk in South Africa. But even in the absence of widespread MNT-related deaths, child mortality here is still unacceptably high: one in 16 children dies before their fifth birthday.
Without quality primary healthcare - at national, provincial and district level - there’s little hope of change. That’s why UNICEF South Africa is working closely with the Department of Health and other partners, to improve services in hospitals and clinics, to ensure that mother and child healthcare is available at community level.
Strengthening the country’s health systems is one of UNICEF SA’s many focus areas for children, which extends to education, social policy and child protection.
Every child counts. Make your support count by donating to UNICEF South Africa today. Thank you!