A delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has just returned from a visit to Kenya for The Eliminate Project: eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. They were able to observe UNICEF’s prenatal health care, immunizations and education programs.
On their first day, the delegation visited a small health facility
located more than 70 kilometers from the nearest hospital. Some women and their children had walked more than 8 hours to receive vaccinations. Located in the Eastern and Southern Region of Africa, Kenya
is one of only two countries in the area (the other is Madagascar
) that has yet to achieve maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination.
Our delegation included Bill Cater, a member of the Dover Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Kim and Heather Conrad, members of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Charlet Long Little, a member of the San Antonio Army Residence Golden K Kiwanis Club (Platinum Club); Mark Rabaut, the Kiwanis International Foundation Treasurer and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ute Pass-Woodland Park (Model Club) and Michael Malik, The Eliminate Project campaign area director–USA 3. They were joined by Marci Brenholz, Deputy Director of Development for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jessica Willet, Planned Giving Officer for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
See photos and read more about their experiences on The Eliminate Project blog