Updated on 29 June 2016
99 winners were announced at this year's event
Singapore: In association with UNICEF, the Young Lions Health Award is conducted every year aiming to discover the next generation of young talent in creative communications and solve healthcare challenges across the globe by preventing diseases and strengthening health systems. The two day event this year was held on 18-19 June in Cannes, France, attended by close to 1,000 that mainly included experts from the healthcare communications industry. The event celebrates the life-changing innovations, trends, and game-changing technology transforming the current healthcare industry.
As part of its commitment to Sustainable Living, Unilever is partnering on this initiative with UNICEF and Lions Health. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries worldwide and aims to ensure that every last child is fed, vaccinated, educated and has a chance to grow up free from violence.
The event is held as a competition focused on helping UNICEF raise awareness about the importance of children's first years of life for their social, emotional and cognitive development. The event aims at generating awareness about global healthcare issues and help nations build robust systems that can reach every child everywhere with basic, lifesaving health services.
The competition called upon communication and marketing professionals under the age of 30 to submit integrated marketing toolkits that aim to raise awareness among caregivers about the importance of play in fostering children's cognitive, social, health and emotional development in the critical early years of life. The ideas will be used as part of UNICEF's overall communication outreach on Early Childhood Development.
The competition drew 112 entries which were judged by a team of industry experts and special guests, including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ms Shakira; Ms Alexandra von Plato, Group President, Publics Healthcare Communications Group; and Mr Josh Prince, President, The CDM Group.