18th April 2017
Change for Good
The easyJet and UNICEF Change for Good partnership has raised over £8.5 million to date. Its mission of helping to protect millions of children around the world from diseases and keeping them safe during emergencies is one that truly resonated with what we stand for. More than 13 million children have been vaccinated against polio, 5.3 million mothers and babies against deadly diseases, and over 4.8 million children have been protected from blindness through vitamin A supplements in efforts to keep children safe in emergencies such as the Nepal earthquake, the Ebola crisis, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the crisis in Syria and the surrounding region.
We travelled to Cameroon to see how Unicef is protecting children from polio and to witness the positive development that the Change for Good Partnership has had on the region through the generous donations of the people. The partnership aims to eradicate polio by treating the children of the world. Polio is a devastating disease. It’s not curable but preventable and with the continued effort of us all, we can end it. WE accompanied the social mobilisers going door to door to inform people about the next vaccination round and instil the necessary trust of mothers in the importance of this process. We continue to work with more organisations around the world like The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British Polio Foundation to contribute to that goal, of leaving this disease behind, as a forgotten memory of the past. As long as a single child remains infected, failure to completely eradicate polio could result in as many as 200,000 new cases every year, within 10 years, all over the world.