Pampers UNICEF: 9th year in the fight to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:51 pm BST


This October once again sees the launch of the Pampers Unicef 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign, now in its 9th year in the fight to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus from the globe.

With Pampers’ support, great progress has been made by UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, in the fight against maternal and newborn tetanus. Since the Pampers UNICEF “1 pack = 1 vaccine” campaign started in 2006, Pampers has donated funds for 300 million vaccines; helping 100 million parents celebrate their babies’ first time moments and helping eliminate the disease in 15 countries - that’s five more countries since the 2013 campaign!   But there is still so much more to be done, with 58,000 babies in the world's poorest countries still at risk of dying from MNT.



There are 2 easy ways to get involved: either by buying a specially marked pack of Pampers, or by viewing and sharing the campaign video on the Pampers UK & Ireland FB page. For both of these actions, Pampers will donate the cost of 1 vaccine against Maternal & Newborn Tetanus to UNICEF.  Women require 3 vaccinations in order to be protected against Maternal & Newborn Tetanus.



In July, Emma visited Madagascar to see first hand how the support from parents in the UK is making a difference to mums and babies still at risk from the deadly but entirely preventable disease.

Emma said: "I recently visited Madagascar – where the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus was announced in June this year - to see the direct impact Pampers’ funding has had on the lives of real people in the community that benefitted from the vaccination programme. As a mum of two myself, I have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of special moments with my little ones and my experience in Madagascar reminded me that there are still plenty of mums and dads that need our help to give their little ones a healthy start in life."



"Something as simple as parents buying Pampers nappies or wipes or watching our campaign video online can really make a difference and lead to the elimination of a deadly but preventable disease. From October to December, for every pack of Pamperspurchased or ‘First Times’ video viewed, Pampers will donate the cost of one tetanus vaccine to UNICEF. Together, we can help ensure parents can celebrate their babies first time moments, no matter where in the world they are."



Since 2006, Pampers’ support has enabled UNICEF to help eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 15 developing countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lao PDR, Liberia, Myanmar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Madagascar and Uganda. But there are still babies in 24* of the world’s poorest countries at risk from this fatal but preventable disease. There's a long way to go in the fight to eliminate this disease from the world and we thank you for all your support in making it happen. Together, we'll get there.




* Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, CAR, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Conakry, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali,  Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Somalia, Republic of the Sudan, Republic of South Sudan and Yemen.





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