HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
From Rochdale to Rural Africa: Pharmacy MD travels to Togo for UNICEF

Rochdale Online

1058 days ago   Article ID# 1189383
Original URL

 

UNICEF

ROCHDALE, U K (Rochdale Online) - One of Rochdale’s business leaders will visit one of the poorest countries in Africa on Monday 29 August to witness first-hand how a project funded by The Co-operative Pharmacy is helping to improve sanitation in Togo, West Africa.

Managing Director of The Co-operative Pharmacy, John Nuttall, will accompany leading children’s organisation, UNICEF, on a five-day visit to Togo, along with one of the business’ pharmacists who has been selected to go on the trip. Together, they will see how The Co-operative Pharmacy’s three year partnership with UNICEF is helping to promote hygiene, improve sanitation and reduce water-borne diseases within communities in Togo.

The pharmacist selected to accompany Mr Nuttall on the visit – 24 year-old Padraig McGuinness from Peacehaven – will act as an ambassador for the partnership on their return, raising awareness of life threatening diseases facing children and their families in Togo and huge difference that can be made by fundraising initiatives, such as The Co-operative’s ‘Life-saving hand wash’. Whilst in Togo they will meet children who are benefitting from the project.

Customers can support UNICEF by purchasing marked packs of antibacterial hand wash at participating branches of The Co-operative Pharmacy. A donation of 15 pence will be made for each product purchased. Through this partnership, The Co-operative Pharmacy has already donated £400,000 to UNICEF which will help to provide 7,800 latrines, reaching 195,000 people in 390 villages.

Mr Nuttall said: “Poor sanitation leads to illness, causes children, especially girls, to miss out on school, and in many cases leads to death. I am really looking forward seeing how our support for UNICEF is making a difference and would like to thank everyone who has already helped us with our fundraising efforts.”

Julie Weston, Fundraising Director, UNICEF UK added: “Billions of people don’t have access to the most basic toilets. This isn’t just about comfort or privacy. Poor sanitation leads to illness, causes children, especially girls, to miss out on school, and in many cases leads to death. UNICEF believes this is wrong, and we are proud that The Co-operative Pharmacy has committed its support to help us put it right.”

The West African country of Togo is among the worst countries in the world in terms of sanitation, with some 88 per cent of the population not having access to ‘improved sanitation facilities’. This simply means that most people don’t have access to toilets connected to a sewer or septic system, a pour-flush toilet, or various types of pit latrine.

The Co-operative Pharmacy’s three-year partnership with UNICEF is part of The Co-operative Pharmacy’s ethical strategy and The Co-operative Group’s wider Tackling Global Poverty programme, which benefits over a million people each year including through its leadership on Fairtrade, support for overseas co-operatives and large-scale clean water, sanitation and green energy projects.

Anyone wishing to support The Co-operative Pharmacy and UNICEF’s work can make a donation via http://fundraise.unicef.org.uk/MyPage/The-Co-operative-Pharmacy-Togo

Copyright 2014 Rochdale Online   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1058 days ago   Article ID# 1189383

UNICEF    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Unite For Children News

UNICEF praises Hasina

2 hours ago From bdnews24.com 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - On Friday, July 25, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, the Desert AIDS Project will be celebrating its three decades with its annual Mid-Summer Dance ...

UNICEF and EU improve access to safe water for 800,000 people in Bangui

13 days ago From UNICEF-press release 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - BANGUI, Central African Republic, 1 July 2014—The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and UNICEF ...

Procter & Gamble Sponsors UNICEF Effort To Save Babies In 25 Developing Countries

13 days ago From Forbes  

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Every year 58,000 babies die from maternal and neonatal tetanus or MNT, all in the developing world. UNICEF, with support from Procter and ...

One month on, UNICEF calls for immediate and safe return of abducted school boys in Syria

13 days ago From UNICEF-press release 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AMMAN, 1 July 2014 – “UNICEF is following with grave concern the situation of some 140 Kurdish schoolboys between 14 and 16 years old who were ...

UNICEF Offers New Line of Holiday Gifts Featuring Hand-Crafted Artisan Items from NOVICA

17 days ago From Digital Journal  

TORONTO, CANADA - This holiday season the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has partnered with NOVICA to expand its offering of gifts that give back to children around the world. ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Glaciers in Tibetan Plateau shrinking rapidly

Action: Climate Change

Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, home to several Himalayan rivers, have been shrunk by 15 per cent in the past three de ...

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Customs authorities in countries across the globe will have a new e-permitting system to regulate the import and export of sp ...

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Action: Stop Deforestation

International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

Give Manatees a Real Sanctuary

Action: Save Our Oceans

Their skin may look thick, but, like us, manatees can't handle cold water for very long. In fact, some years hundreds of enda ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.