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First moments in support of UNICEF

First moments in support of UNICEF

Now we all remember and cherish those first moments with each of our children. Their first smile; their first giggle; their first word; their first steps; the list goes on forever. But for some children born in poorer countries, they do not get the chance to reach these milestones due to contracting the preventable but deadly Maternal and Newborn Tetanus. Due to this, UNICEF and Pampers have collaborated together for their 9th 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign in order to make available the Tetanus vaccine to those children at risk to help eliminate the treat of Maternal and Newborn Tetanus in 24 of the world’s poorest countries.

Since 2006, the campaign has funded an incredible 300 million vaccines, eliminating the disease in 15 countries – that’s another five countries since the campaign last year!

So in my support of this campaign and the lives that it is going to help save, I am going to share some of my own children’s firsts:

First day born:

first born

First smiles:

first smiles

First tastes:

First sit ups:

first sit ups

First sibling cuddles:

sibling cuddles

My list could go on! But I am thankful to have had these moments with my children and want to ensure that other mother and fathers have the opportunity to do so with their own children too.

Now celebrity mum Emma Bunton has recognised the importance of this campaign and has become the Pampers UNICEF ambassador. In the video below, she explains why she is showing her support for the 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign and how celebrating each little first is so precious in our own children and those of others.

So how can you help?

1 Pack = 1 Life-Saving Vaccine

During October – December 2014, or each specially marked Pampers – UNICEF pack purchased, Pampers will donate for example the cost of one tetanus vaccine to support UNICEF in the fight against maternal & newborn tetanus.

 1 View = 1 Life-Saving Vaccine / 1 Share = 1 Life-Saving Vaccine

During October – December 2014, you can watch the online films that celebrate the first-time moments of babies everywhere, many of them made possible by a healthy start in life. Watch a video and Pampers will donate one vaccine. Share it with your friends and Pampers will donate a second. Upload to the Pampers Facebook page a photo of your baby experiencing their first special moments – whether that’s cuddles, smiles or tastes – and Pampers will donate a third life-saving vaccine.

UNICEF Pledge Donations

All parents want their children to be secure, well nourished, educated and healthy.  Through your support, you’re helping children that need it most, but there are many more who are vulnerable and urgently in need.  By becoming a monthly donor to UNICEF today you can join thousands of other parents who donate every month to improve the lives of these vulnerable children. Visit www.supportunicef.org to see the difference that you can make.

 

However you choose to help, you will be helping make a difference to the lives of many women and children, allowing them to help celebrate their own little firsts.

If you want to know more about the Pampers and UNICEF 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign then please click on the links below:

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