Partner Since 1981
For over 35 years, Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF have worked together to provide life-saving assistance to communities most in need all over the world. Our collaborations in over 20 countries and territories have empowered health workers and strengthened health systems by supporting training, educational opportunities and programs that expand skills, knowledge and access. Additionally, our work to bridge health communication gaps has ensured health workers have access to innovative digital tools that deliver health information directly to their phones, which enables them to better serve their local communities.
In November 2018, Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF embarked on a multi-year partnership to build the capacity of frontline health workers globally. Our shared commitment enables Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF to combine the Company’s support, strong market brand and core business assets with UNICEF’s global reach and deep expertise to help children globally survive and thrive and to extend the impact of frontline health workers. From Lebanon and Uganda to Vietnam and India, our partnership is truly global, multidimensional and deeply impactful.
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Program Examples: The Family Connect app in Uganda and the HealthyFamily app in China provide health information, reminders and referrals to pregnant and recent mothers. The Health Worker Buddy, a newly launched effort in response to COVID-19, will use an app across multiple countries to allow health workers to access up-to-date medical information, particularly in emergencies.
Program Examples: In India, we are building on our COVID-19 psychosocial support programs to provide mental health resources for health workers. In Brazil, we are creating online modules to help health workers recognize signs of fatigue or mental hardship in their work and offer tools to combat these challenges.
Program Examples: In Kenya, a consortium-led program provides strategic and policy guidance to the Kenyan Ministry of Health on community health policies nationally. In Lebanon, we are mobilizing and training frontline health workers to support maternal and newborn care, COVID-19 response, and helping to advance policy and advocacy efforts to better connect community and primary health systems.