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Global Signature Partnerships & Platforms

We maintain several global partnerships and platforms that advance healthcare and improve people’s lives.

In 2018, we engaged with our partners through strategic investments, and through our own platforms, around specific needs and events.

Examples of Our Global Signature Partnerships:28


For nearly 30 years, Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF have worked together to empower healthcare providers in 20 countries. On World Children’s Day, Johnson & Johnson strengthened this long-standing partnership by announcing a $10 million expanded global partnership with UNICEF to support the crucial work of frontline health workers in delivering care to newborns, children and mothers around the world including among indigenous communities in Vietnam and the Philippines.

We are incredibly proud of the work we've done with UNICEF helping to ensure that children everywhere have a healthy future. This renewed commitment will strengthen our efforts to support and advocate for women and children, as well as the frontline health workers who care for them.
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Lauren Moore, Vice President, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson
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By supporting the education of indigenous midwives, Johnson & Johnson is helping save maternal and newborn lives among remote mountainous ethnic communities in Vietnam—this effort is part of a $10 million expanded global partnership with UNICEF announced in 2018, one of the Company's largest commitments to date. Photo credit: Paul Bettings

Save the Children29

Our partnership of more than two decades with Save the Children demonstrates the shared priority we place on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable children. Our programs include: newborn survival, psychosocial support of Syrian refugee children, immediate response to humanitarian crises, employee engagement, and joint advocacy. In 2018, we renewed our global partnership to improve the survival and healthy development of children under age five, especially newborns. We also launched a new digital tool designed to turn the fun things kids say into charitable donations called Wisdom by Kids. Through 2019, the platform will focus on benefiting Save the Children during its 2019 centennial year.

Examples of our Global Signature Activation Platforms:

Operation Smile

For more than 30 years, Johnson & Johnson has helped Operation Smile with financial and product contributions to provide smiles to children around the world born with cleft lips and palates. In May 2018, we again held our annual Smile Week, supporting fundraising through a range of initiatives around the world. To transform lives with Operation Smile, our Johnson & Johnson employees work as volunteers on medical missions and experience firsthand what our support means to these children.

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Nicole Mark, Senior Financial Analyst, Global Regulatory Affairs, on an Operation Smile mission in 2018 to Madagascar.

Global Citizen

Since 2016, Johnson & Johnson partnered with social action platform Global Citizen to address public health challenges. In 2018, we had a strong presence at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, on World AIDS Day. See Making HIV History for more details on this event.

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At Johnson & Johnson, we are uniquely positioned to apply our capabilities to help enable large-scale change for good. One way we are doing that is through the creation of our free CARINGCROWD crowdfunding platform for nonprofit organizations that is entirely dedicated to improving global public health. Anyone in the world can make a pledge on CARINGCROWD, and Johnson & Johnson provides substantial opportunities for pledges to be matched. Projects on CARINGCROWD tackle a wide range of health topics, including clean water, infectious diseases, maternal health, mental health, medical equipment and health worker training.

Since its launch, CARINGCROWD has generated:

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successful campaigns for health projects in 38 countries
nonprofit beneficiaries

Donate a Photo

Donate a Photo is the way Johnson & Johnson connects people to nonprofits, increasing awareness and resources for deserving causes including women’s and children’s health, healthy families, health workforce, environmental health, global disease challenges, essential surgery, education and equality and emergency relief. Available in Canada, Japan, the UK and the United States, for every photo shared through the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson donates US$1 to a social cause.

28 The programs listed in this section are funded through a variety of entities, including the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Global Public Health and the operating companies across our three business segments.
29 Our partnership with Save the Children reflects strategic impact investments from our Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, as well as marketing programs such as Wisdom by Kids supported by Corporate funding and engagements with our brands (e.g., JOHNSON'S Baby) on educational programs.

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