GSK Australia and Save the Children Australia have worked together to improve children's health across regions of Australia since 2007.
In 2013, this partnership grew when GSK announced an ambitious global partnership with Save the Children. Through our partnership we are committed to sharing our expertise and resources to make a lasting change for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Specifically, our work globally with Save the Children focuses on:
- developing child-friendly medicines to reduce child mortality and new-born deaths
- widening vaccination coverage to reduce the number of child deaths in the hardest to reach communities
- increasing our investment in the training, reach and scope of health workers in the poorest communities to help reduce child mortality
- researching new affordable nutritional products to help alleviate malnutrition in children
A critical part to making this partnership a reality is generous and enthusiastic fundraising from GSK staff across the world.
In 2016 our 1,200 Australian and New Zealand employees raised almost $50,000. This money raised by employees is used by Save the Children Australia’s community based play-schemes in regional Victoria and NSW.
Every dollar raised by employees is matched by GSK to fund the partnership’s global healthcare programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya.
Read more about our global partnership with Save the Children and programs delivered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya here.