At Winthrop we are committed to making positive contributions in the communities in which we operate and globally by supporting a range of initiatives.
We are happy to share that last year Winthrop joined UNICEF Ireland’s Vaccine Fund, pledging €25,000 per year for 2 years to help tackle COVID-19 and protect the world’s most vulnerable children through routine childhood immunisation programmes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives, with a scale and speed unseen in our lifetimes. Without a truly worldwide operation, COVID-19 will continue to hurt our families, damage our economies, and rob children of their prospects for good health, a good education, and a bright future.
To respond, global organisations have come together. UNICEF has joined the WHO in the ground-breaking COVAX initiative to enable fair and equitable vaccine access for people all over the world. UNICEF works in over 100 countries with partners in governments, NGOs, and the private sector to provide immunisation to those who need it the most.
The Vaccine Fund supports UNICEF’s immunisation programmes working in the following areas:
Fighting deadly diseases
Winthrop’s donations to the Vaccine Fund have helped achieve some incredible results. UNICEF has shipped over 1.59 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 146 countries and territories through COVAX. In 2021, UNICEF also procured more than 2.2 billion doses of life-saving vaccines against deadly preventable diseases for people in the world’s poorest countries.
UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions, and Winthrop is proud to support them in this important health campaign.
For more information about the Vaccine Fund, see UNICEF’s website.