We have an innovative and strategic partnership with GSK that is combining the two organisations’ global expertise, skills and energy to tackle the ambitious goal of helping to save one million children’s lives.
Together we are finding new ways to help reduce child mortality. For three years running, our partnership was voted as the “most admired” corporate partnership in the C&E Barometer’s survey of businesses and NGOs.
Significant progress has been made globally in reducing the rate of child deaths, however more needs to be done to speed up this reduction and to prevent children dying unnecessarily.
Our partnership is ambitious, and goes well beyond the traditional charity corporate fundraising model. At GSK, the partnership touches almost all areas of the business, using expertise in R&D, immunisation, and supply chain logistics to help save children’s lives.
Our local presence and expertise in child survival helps provide a specific perspective on child mortality to help the partnership reach some of the most vulnerable children with life-saving interventions.
Our partnership mission of helping to save the lives of one million children, by tackling preventable under five mortality, aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals - specifically under Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing).
With the large global footprint of both GSK and Save the Children, the partnership intends to scale up and replicate its successes for the benefit of communities most in need. To date, we have directly reached 2.8 million children in 45 countries.
Together we are:
- Researching and developing innovative child-friendly medicines to reduce child and infant deaths
- Widening vaccination coverage to reduce the number of child deaths in the hardest to reach communities
- Increasing investment in the training, reach and scope of health workers in the poorest communities to help reduce the number of children dying from preventable diseases
- Helping children affected by disasters or humanitarian crises
- Advocating at local and global levels for stronger child health policies