Our partnership with Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Partners with Save the Children to Help Millions of Children over the Next Three Years

Johnson & Johnson has been a long-time partner of Save the Children; a partnership anchored in on-the-ground programs around the world. Working together, in Uganda and Malawi we have trained birth attendants on neonatal resuscitation for newborns, saving countless newborns. More recently, Save the Children initiatives have been expanded to work with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Equity team, introducing new concepts in cause related marketing such as a matching gifts program with Save the Children's Gift Catalog. Johnson & Johnson operating companies globally have joined forces with Save the Children including initiatives such as:

  • Johnson & Johnson's consumer brands have rallied around Save the Children, most notably through Johnson's Baby® in the US. Together with Save the Children, Johnson's Baby® has raised awareness of mother and child bonding to ensure healthy futures for children.
  • Johnson & Johnson products have been offered through Save the Children's emergency programs to help support basic health and hygiene needs for families.
  • Local operating companies have supported Save the Children programs addressing child poverty across Europe, Asia and the Middle East through initiatives targeted in their local geographies.
  • We join each other in the national and global stage to promote the work we do for mothers and children – urging policy makers to prioritize investments in newborn and maternal health



First Global Partnership for Johnson & Johnson

Joaquin Duato, Worldwide Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceutical

Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Sarah Colamarino,
Vice President, Corporate Equity Programs deliver hygiene kits to
support Save the Children's US border response.

Building on our long-term partnership, on November 19, 2014 Johnson & Johnson become a global partner of Save the Children. This marked a special moment for Johnson & Johnson and Save the Children for another reason – it was the first time a global partner was named across the Johnson & Johnson global enterprise.

We are committed to a common vision:

Inspiring innovation to improve survival and healthy development of children under five, with a particular focus on newborns.

Our partnership remains grounded in expanding our work around newborn survival, but it goes well beyond to use innovation, expertise, reach and influence to affect future generations – wherever they may live. Our work is expanding to include even more parts of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in making a meaningful difference for mothers, children and families. 

J&J was the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Illumination Gala. Read J&J CEO Alex Gorsky's Remarks here: 

Tonight, all of us are here to support Save the Children's efforts to give more children a better chance in life. Day 1 of a baby's life is the place to start. I’m not sure how many of you know this, but a baby’s birth day – Day 1 -- is the most dangerous day of life.


This is true anywhere in the world. In fact, more than 1 million babies die on that “Day 1” every year. What's even more tragic is this - the vast majority of these deaths can be prevented with no intensive care whatsoever.

Since 2010, Johnson & Johnson has been helping to train midwives in Uganda and Malawi to help save newborns through the Helping Babies Breathe initiative we take part in with Save the Children. Our partnership there has trained almost 1000 skilled birth attendants. More than 85% of asphyxiated newborns in our target districts have been successfully resuscitated.

In the spirit of our long-standing partnership with Save the Children on projects like Helping Babies Breathe, I am privileged to announce tonight that Johnson & Johnson will expand our work and commit $10M to helping children over the next three years.

Our partnership remains grounded in expanding our work around newborn survival, but it goes well beyond that through a commitment to use our brand, expertise, innovation, reach and influence to affect future generations – wherever they may live. This expansion of our partnership and collaboration with Save the Children will allow us to expand our joint advocacy in raising awareness of the health care challenges that children and families face in the world today.

We look forward to building on our joint commitment: inspiring innovation for children most in need. At Johnson & Johnson we are committed to helping every child in the world live a long, healthy and happy life. The vital work that Save the Children does is the basis for a better world and better future. We are tremendously excited about helping to advance this noble mission together.

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