For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.GO >
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people - especially those with the fewest resources - have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.GO >
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.GO >
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.GO >
MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY is a coalition of more than 70 aid and development organisations, community and faith-based groups working in partnership to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and halve global poverty by 2015.GO >
Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a high-level advocacy organisation which seeks to mobilise regional awareness of the serious threat posed by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to societies and economies in the Pacific.
In pursuing its goals Pacific Friends has a specific interest in highlighting the need to protect the rights of women and children in the Pacific.
The Burnet Institute is Australia's largest virology and communicable disease research institute. The Institute aims to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally through research, education and public health.
Burnet are a unique, not-for-profit, Australian organisation that combines medical research in the laboratory and at a population level with public health action and advocacy to address major health issues on a global scale.
The Institute has particular expertise in infectious diseases (especially HIV, hepatitis viruses, influenza and malaria) and in understanding the immune responses to these infections.
A student led initiative, by the passionate minds of Atta Ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences at National University of Sciences & Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan, the NUST BioReach Society holds public health awareness as an integral part of their agenda.
As a group of twenty-odd bioscience students, backed by the strength of their student body as well as the institute, they have taken up the task of creating awareness among the youth of Pakistan about the state of polio in the country.
The society, apart from its polio advocacy initiative, is involved in providing a platform for young researchers of the school to share their scientific ideas and promote intelligent debate among the future scientists.
Created in 1994, the FC Barcelona Foundation is the vehicle through which FC Barcelona fulfills its corporate social responsibilities. All the projects that are developed use sport as a focal point, principally, with the idea of promoting education and civic values amongst children and young adults in both Catalonia and in the rest of the world. Currently the FC Barcelona Foundation programs have more than 300,000 beneficiaries.GO >