About the Partnership

Every day, 15,000 children under the age of five die – most from preventable causes.  That’s why Save the Children and GSK joined forces in 2013. By combining their global expertise, skills and resources, with the joint ambition to help build a world where no child under the age of five dies from preventable causes

Together we have achieved a great deal. And we need to carry on. By delivering long-term health programmes, helping to strengthen countries’ healthcare systems, finding new treatments and for advocating for local, national and global change. 

We have also helped children and families in poorer communities within emergency settings, by supporting Save the Children’s emergency appeals. Ranging from the Refugee Crisis in 2016, Ebola response work in 2014 and more recently the COVID-19 appeal.

Since the partnership began, GSK employees have played an integral part in supporting Save the Children, with employees from across the globe carrying out a variety of activities. We are so proud to share that to date employees have raised over £4 million for the world’s most vulnerable children.


Save the Children and GSK in Vietnam

Save the Children and GSK have been working together in Vietnam since 2016, supporting mothers and their newborns in areas with insufficient healthcare services. The work has been focused in the Yen Bai province in the north west of the country, a mostly rural area with a large population of ethnic minority groups.

Access to healthcare services for the mothers and their babies in these communities can be challenging. Many mothers give birth at home without a skilled birth attendant present, and the closest health centres have a poor infrastructure, are under-resourced, with inadequate specialised equipment and limited capacity of staff able to handle obstetric emergencies.

By taking part in the Trek for Kids expedition and supporting our trekkers, you will be helping to improve the lives of new-born babies and their families in Vietnam.

The money you raise will help to ensure new-born babies and their mothers continue to receive this life-changing support in Vietnam.  In addition, the funds will also support local Save the Children programmes, in many other countries.