JOHNSON’S® Baby Empowers Unjani Nurses to Educate South African Mothers
Unjani Clinic Kagiso, 08 August 2017 – JOHNSON’S® Baby, the global consumer brand, is empowering Unjani nurses through their Healthy Baby Skin Project to make a difference in their communities.
JOHNSON’S® Baby, Empowering Unjani Nurses
Unjani is a sustainable initiative that aims to strengthen health systems in low-income communities throughout South Africa by empowering professional nurses to own and operate their own clinic within their community. Johnson& Johnson have been strong partners in the scaling up of Unjani Clinics and the partnership has seen the Unjani clinic network grow from strength to strength – not only do the Unjani Clinic owners uplift their communities by providing affordable, quality primary healthcare, but they are also empowered by owning their own business. “What really drew me to the collaboration with Unjani was the fact that black South African professional nurses have an opportunity to own their own business and support their local communities.” – Jacquelyn Paterson, Portfolio Manager – JOHNSON’S® Baby.
The JOHNSON’S® Baby Healthy Skin Project has worked closely with Unjani Clinics to bring sustainable change to communities in-need, and the Unjani nurses are a major contributing factor.
JOHNSON’S® Baby Hosts Mother & Baby Workshop at Unjani
JOHNSON’S® Baby celebrated Women’s Month with an educational workshop for the mothers and babies of Kagiso. Mothers and caregivers gathered to hear Unjani nurses speaking about healthy skin practices for their babies and why these practices are so important in their everyday routine. Demonstrations and talks on the effects and benefits of baby massage from Lifestyle Blogger – Diana Hoyos of A Girl in Africa, as well a special appearance from former Miss South Africa – Bokang Montjane Tshabalala, left moms feeling inspired and enlightened.
“We wanted to do something meaningful for Women’s Day to empower Moms with more knowledge on how to care for their babies’ skin. Our partnership with Unjani gave us the opportunity to host these important workshops.” – Jacquelyn Paterson, Portfolio Manager – JOHNSON’S® Baby
Why We Need to Educate Mothers about Skin Health When a baby’s skin is compromised, it is more vulnerable to invasive pathogens that may cause bacterial infections.1 It is therefore important to provide guidance around baby skin health as Moms can be unaware of this danger, seeing most conditions as non-life threatening. Every mother deserves to know what is best for their baby’s health, especially when it can affect their baby’s growth and development. JOHNSON’S® Baby has seen the need for awareness and education around baby skin health in South Africa which is why they developed The JOHNSON’S® Baby Healthy Skin Project as a platform to fulfill this need.
This education and aid initiative provides mothers in poverty access to the best quality baby healthcare and skincare advice, whilst empowering the women of under-served communities. The JOHNSON’S® Baby Healthy Skin Project invites you to join the conversation as it works to improve the lives of South African babies #johnsonsbabyhealth.