A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the 2013 Pampers UNICEF Every Parent’s Dream Campaign hosted by Emma Bunton. Since the Pampers and UNICEF 1 pack = 1 vaccine partnership started eight years ago, they’ve successfully eliminated Maternal and Newborn Tetanus (MNT) in ten countries, helping to protect 100 million women and their babies from this deadly disease. How amazing is this achievement? Just think with our help what Pampers and UNICEF could do in another 8 years.
I took great pleasure in helping to celebrate this achievement with them and hearing all about this year’s ‘Every Parent’s Dream’ campaign. Like any parent anywhere in the world, all we want is the very best for our children from the moment they are born. This includes giving them secure, educated and healthy lives. Since 2006 Pampers have donated funds for 300 million tetanus vaccines, helping to protect the lives of 100 million mothers and their newborns against MNT.
The support from parents across the globe means that Pampers and UNICEF have already helped to eliminate MNT in ten of the world’s poorest countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Myanmar, Senegal, Tanzania, Timor Leste and Uganda. But there are still babies in 30 of the world’s poorest countries at risk from this fatal but preventable disease. Pampers and UNICEF are today inviting mums in the UK to join together and support their campaign to help make every parent’s dream of a healthy start in life for their baby, come true.
What can you and I do to help?
Well from October to December. if we go to the Pamper’s YouTube channel and watch the stories of Sibu, Riaz, Qassim and Buhle, Pampers will donate the cost of one tetanus vaccine for every video view to support UNICEF in the fight against MNT. We can then go on and share those videos via any social media means we may own be it Facebook, Twitter or anything else. Help spreading the word about this simple way to gain these tetanus vaccines will increase that fight. It’s amazing what just a few minutes of our time could do.
If you’re out shopping for nappies like we constantly are then how about looking out for the specially marked Pampers packs and the wipes which will also help donate one life-saving vaccine to support UNICEF.
When I got home from the launch, the husband quizzed me about actually meeting ‘Emma Bunton’ someone who was very much part of my 90s music experience. He was still horrified I never took my ‘Baby Spice’ doll along with me. But she wasn’t what I wanted to talk about, I wanted to tell him about all I had learnt and how I’m going to use my voice to join in with this campaign. I have so much to say that I’m going to share it in future blog posts, for now, I wanted to let you guys know what we can do from the comfort of our own homes to help mothers & fathers just like we make the dreams they have for their children come true.