From Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has a long tradition of Corporate Giving that is inspired by Our Credo responsibility to communities around the world. Each year we publish “Our Global Giving,” an annual report that showcases the philanthropic work our Company does, working closely with our community-based partners. The report also highlights the work of Johnson & Johnson colleagues who share the goal of making life-changing, long-term differences in human health.
In 2010, we supported nearly 700 programs in more than 50 countries, and while these numbers underscore our commitment to local solutions for improving health, they do not capture the many, many personal stories of those who do this work and those who are touched by it. I am fortunate and grateful to meet some of these people and am always deeply moved by these visits.
“Our Global Giving” celebrates all of our partners, and though it is not possible to highlight the work of all programs, we have captured examples that provide a representation of the breadth of programs across our three focus areas -- saving and improving the lives of women and children, building the skills of people who serve community health needs, and preventing disease and reducing stigma. Examples include:
- The China Neonatal Resuscitation Program, saving the lives of over 90,000 babies in China by helping them take their first breath of life;
- The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, freeing thousands of women from the devastating isolation of obstetric fistula through the work of the amazing Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her team;
- Children Without Worms, a program treating millions of children throughout the world and freeing them from intestinal worms, and teaching them to help stop reinfection
We work with colleagues throughout Johnson & Johnson and thank them and our community-based partners for all that they do. Together we are committed to improving health worldwide, a goal that inspires us every day.