The most precious gift: A healthy child
Join Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in welcoming Daisy Dove Bloom and protecting thousands more.
Welcome to the world Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's new bundle of joy and to share this message from the proud parents with the world:
We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.
But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19, many more newborn lives are at risk because of a greater lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.
As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ❤️ can bloom with generosity.
Katy and Orlando
Introducing Daisy Dove Bloom
A gift from you today can help UNICEF provide essential supplies
A midwifery kit with essential birth supplies, sterile equipment, medicines and newborn support items to equip a maternity ward.
Soap and clean water. They are simple interventions, yet many facilities lack the necessary hygiene supplies to ensure a safe birth for mother and baby.
Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF). A high nutrient paste that helps protect and treat young children from malnutrition.
Protective COVID-19 equipment. Masks, gloves and other essential supplies to help protect health workers.
For every child, a safe and healthy birth
Nearly 116 million babies are expected to be born during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic and, for many families, this is a daunting and dangerous experience without support from a trained health worker.
Even before COVID-19 struck, more than 7,000 newborn babies were dying every day. These children weren’t dying because we don’t have the tools to save them. More than 80 per cent of all newborn deaths are caused by preventable and treatable conditions. In many countries, health workers don’t have access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases, putting many more newborn lives at risk.
Katy and Orlando, advocates for every child
In 2013, Katy was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for her commitment to improving the lives of children. From traveling to Madagascar and Viet Nam to highlight the needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable children to raising awareness of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her voice to advocate for children across the globe. In 2016, she received UNICEF’s Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
Above: Katy visiting children at the Phuoc Thanh Commune Health Centre in Ninh Thuan Province, Viet Nam.
Orlando has been supporting UNICEF for over 12 years. He was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador in 2009 and has since travelled extensively with UNICEF to countries including Bangladesh, Jordan, Liberia, Niger and Ukraine. In 2015, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work with UNICEF. Orlando was also presented with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2015.
Above: Orlando visiting children at the refugees and migrants reception centre near the town of Gevgelija, North Macedonia.