The Power of Partnership
EVERY ONE’s ambitious goals can’t be achieved by Save the Children alone. We’re working with donors, governments, international corporations and local communities. We’re building partnerships that aren’t just reducing the numbers of children and mothers dying today, but working to ensure no return to high mortality rates in the future.
In January 2012, Unilever made a three-year commitment to be a key partner of EVERY ONE, helping us work towards every child being in reach of a health worker and able to have a nutritious diet.
We’ve also embarked on an exciting new three-year partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support our advocacy work on vaccines, health workers and nutrition in key countries. With another grant from the Foundation, we’re documenting the learning and assessing the impact of our Saving Newborn Lives programme, while continuing critical newborn health programmes and research in ten countries.
We’ve also embarked on a five-year partnership with global healthcare leader Merck (known as MSD in markets outside of the US and Canada) to help train and support 10,000 more frontline health workers by 2015, and create greater public awareness and calls to action for more frontline health workers.
With a one-year grant from the Swedish government, we’ll be stepping up our advocacy and campaigning work at key global moments in 2012 – such as the G8, G20 and UN General Assembly – and our work towards achieving MDG 4 in India, Yemen, Afghanistan and Zambia.
We’re also a partner in a five-year multimillion USAID-funded global nutrition project. We’ll be the technical lead for infant and young child feeding.
In northern Nigeria we’ll be working with UNICEF and Action Against Hunger International to improve the nutritional status of 6.2 million children under five. At least 140,000 under-fives with severe acute malnutrition will receive treatment thanks to a major new grant from the UK government.
And in Uganda and Malawi, with support from Johnson & Johnson, we’ve embarked on a five-year programme to reduce the number of babies dying from asphyxia – the cause of 25% of newborn deaths.