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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health


Empowering people to address the health needs of the most vulnerable populations and help change the trajectory of health for humanity

Connecting, co-creating and sharing skills to empower people to deliver a positive and sustainable impact

At Johnson & Johnson we are building the healthiest communities by empowering our employees around the world to combine their resources and resolve to make a positive and dramatic impact on society and the environment.

Our change maker programs build knowledge and leadership expertise across the career spectrum at Johnson & Johnson. They also support those working on the front lines of care, through our skill sharing and scholarship opportunities. Through collaboration and co-creation, we are developing innovative and much needed solutions that tackle complex health challenges across the Europe, Middle East and Africa and on a global scale; and creating entrepreneurial and authentic leaders to champion positive change both now and for future generations.

Understanding the unmet needs for the prevention, detection and control of diabetes and hypertension in East Africa

Earlier this month, I traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda as part of my Johnson & Johnson Lion Secondment. I was there to better understand the gaps that would need to be closed in order to improve morbidity and mortality due to hypertension and diabetes…

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Over 2500 young leaders applied for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program

In total, 2629 applications were received for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program, which this year is offering 12 scholarships to aspiring global young leaders (aged 18-30).

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Sospeter Ndaba, Program Manager, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

The Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program provides J&J employees with the unique opportunity to give back to society by sharing their business skills and knowledge with NGO partner organizations in long-term field assignments across the EMEA region.

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Sharing employees’ skills and knowledge to strenghten NGO partner organizations

The Secondment Program provides a unique opportunity for J&J employees across EMEA to give back to society by sharing their much-needed knowledge and skills with our NGO partners in long-term secondments, helping to build the NGO’s aspiration, organizational structure and whilst developing their own leadership skills. 

By year-end 2019, 60 J&J employees will have completed a long-term secondment with nine NGO partners across 25 countries in the EMEA region.



Empowering young leaders across the globe to change the trajectory of health for humanity

At Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to building young leadership capacity in the health and care giving arena and empowering young leaders both within our organization and in the outside world, to change the trajectory of health for humanity. Through our partnership with One Young World (OYW), an NGO which connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, over 160 young J&J leaders (aged 18-30) from across the globe have participated in our six month J&J OYW accelerated learning and development program to date. Providing them with the unique opportunity to debate and formulate innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health issues.

This year, another 77 young leaders (65 J&J employees and 12 external young leaders) representing 36 countries from across the globe, will participate with the aim to create positive change to health for humanity. Bringing the total number of J&J participants up to over 240 since launch of our partnership back in 2013. Our 2019 delegation will be part of a global community of over 1,800 young leaders attending this year’s OYW Summit where they will have the opportunity to learn from world leaders and leading companies from every sector across the globe and to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.

For the third year running, our 65 J&J 2019 employees will be joined by twelve external young leaders working on the front lines of health, through the J&J OYW Scholarship Program. This year, we received over 2,600 global applications and the selected scholars* can be found here.

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