13th April 2021
Comic Relief has partnered with Paragon DCX agencies, Parkhouse and ORM, on their Fighting Malaria, Improving Health programme with GSK.
Although significant progress has been made in the fight against malaria in the past 20 years, this preventable and treatable disease continues to take a heavy human and economic toll; claiming nearly half a million lives every year, most of them very young children.
Comic Relief joined forces with GSK in 2015 for a five-year programme to strengthen health systems’ ability to fight malaria and improve the health of people living in Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and the Greater Mekong Sub Region.
With the five-year partnership reaching its end, Comic Relief were looking for a partner who could help them to create a digital destination to highlight the work of the partnership, its partners, and the communities it works with.
Lucie Graham, GSK Malaria Portfolio Manager at Comic Relief shares:
“Our objective is to create a website that showcases the impact of the Comic Relief and GSK partnership; sharing the knowledge generated and demonstrating the value of partnerships like this in contributing towards global health. We also want to ensure we continue to amplify the voices of communities who are most impacted by Malaria.”
“We chose to work with Parkhouse and ORM because of their award-winning creative and technology teams, along with their experience in the charity sector. We were also pleased that their proposal offered to contribute to the cost of the project.”
James Goldhill, CEO of Paragon DCX, comments:
“We are delighted to be supporting Comic Relief in highlighting the incredible work the Fighting Malaria, Improving Health partnership has achieved. I’m proud that we are able to become an extension of the Comic Relief team, joining them in promoting the importance of this cause and raising awareness of the impact of the partnership.”
Parkhouse & ORM’s multi-disciplinary teams will work together to undertake a full project immersion with research and stakeholder workshops, followed by UX and visual design, and then development and testing. The teams are working to deliver the website in just nine weeks, with the go live date in mid-April.