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In 2015, Janssen EMEA made a three-year £4.2 million commitment to work with the Trust to explore and support innovative programs that will improve the health and well-being of underserved communities. The multi-tiered strategy developed by the Trust for the deployment of this fund includes a focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Strengthening Community Health Workers, delivered through partner-led health education programs. Please find below two examples of how the fund is being deployed.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaigns in the Gambia
SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) focuses on supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health care, counselling and vocational skills.
One of the new SOS CVI projects is ‘Save my Mother’, a Gambian project developed with SOS CVI and the Female Cancer Foundation, which will run cervical cancer awareness campaigns, screening and training for medical staff and community health workers.
Janssen EMEA has committed over £190,000 on a three year basis. The aim is to reach more than 149,100 women, health care professionals and community workers with the ultimate goal of saving the lives of more than 4,000 women. The program will also receive additional support through the Trust Secondment Program.
Supporting ECD initatives in rural communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
In December 2015, Janssen EMEA, through the support of the Trust, agreed to fund a three year, £440,000 partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network.
The program will support early childhood development initiatives in rural communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The partnership aims to support 20,280 children aged from 0 to 3 years, and more than 10,784 parents and care givers. The partnership focuses on the overall cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children and will be