World Health Contract for Weber Shandwick

The design division of one Scotland's best-known communications agencies has been commissioned to provide branding, print production and multimedia support for an arm of the World Health Organisation.

Weber Shandwick Design has been awarded a six figure contract by UNITAID, following a competitive pitch.

The agency will work with UNITAID, which is based in Switzerland, until the end of the year.

UNITAID is supported by 28 countries worldwide. Its mission is to scale up access to HIV, malaria and TB treatments in low and middle-income countries by generating funds through innovative financing mechanisms – a key one being a tax on airplane tickets.

Says Susan Lachlan, Weber Shandwick Design’s director of business development: “This is a fantastic business win for us. It underlines our global public health credentials and client references and demonstrates that we know the environment, the players and the issues. It also further develops our reach into Europe – where we are currently working with clients in France, Brussels, Switzerland and Croatia.”

Weber Shandwick Design is part of the Weber Shandwick group of communications consultancies with seven offices in the UK, four in Scotland: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.