More than $190,000 was donated to aid in COVID-19 vaccination efforts
February 01, 2022 – In support of the efforts of UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) in the fight against COVID-19, Simon-Kucher & Partners has teamed up with the international social welfare organization to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to approximately 40,000 people.
UNICEF works with families, local communities, organizations and governments in more than 190 countries. Among their focus on education, nutrition and emergency relief, they are leading the way in supporting the roll out and take up of vaccinations, particularly in low and middle income countries.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world and continues to put immense pressure on already overburdened health systems around the globe. In some countries vaccination rates are as low as just seven percent and we wanted to align with an organization that is helping to tackle this ongoing battle,” said Anne Rupp, Global Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Director at Simon-Kucher. “This donation was made on behalf of every Simon-Kucher employee so we can all be proud of the difference that our contribution is making.”
With its global headquarters in Germany, Simon-Kucher decided to donate 100 euros on behalf of each employee, for a total donation of 169,000 euros (the equivalent of more than $190,000).
“The impact of the pandemic threatens children and their families around the world. We must do everything to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are available to all, including people in the poorest countries. This is a matter of justice and essential to end the pandemic,” said Caroline Steimle, Head of Corporate Partnerships, UNICEF Germany. “UNICEF has been providing its longstanding expertise in vaccine procurement and logistics, but we cannot meet this challenge alone, we need partners at our side. Therefore, we are truly grateful for the generous support by Simon-Kucher & Partners.”
You can learn more about UNICEF and their efforts in vaccine distribution on their website.