UNICEF/Lilly: Improving health outcomes for 10 million children and adolescents with NCDs

Implement care models and interventions to strengthen health systems for children and adolescents with chronic conditions - including type 1 diabetes, congenital and rheumatic heart disease, sickle-cell disease, and chronic respiratory conditions.
Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals 1

In early 2022, Lilly and UNICEF announced a collaboration to help improve health for 10 million children and adolescents living with or at risk of chronic NCDs through 2025*. Lilly has committed $14.4 million in support of UNICEF’s life-saving work to address NCD risk factors, strengthen health systems and enhance the ability of health care workers to care for people in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. The countries were selected based on the potential to strengthen country-level health systems and models that provide care and support for children and adolescents with chronic conditions, including type 1 diabetes, cancer, congenital and rheumatic heart disease, sickle cell disease and asthma. More than 500,000 people were impacted through UNICEF’s work during 2022, including clinicians, community health workers (CHWs), district trainers, caregivers, children and adolescents. This four-year commitment reflects the respective efforts of Lilly and UNICEF to work toward the EXTERNAL:UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, SDG3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Geographic Reach
  • Africa
  • South-East Asia
  • Western Pacific
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Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Women’s and Child Health
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SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.1: Reduce Maternal Mortality
  2. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  3. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  4. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 
  5. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations
Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals