Do Your Part WHAT IF YOU COULD SAVE A BABY’S LIFE?
There are few events more joyful than the day a new baby is welcomed to the world. But in 21 countries, a dreaded disease quickly turns that joy into tragedy.
Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every eleven minutes — that's 49,000 babies every year who will never grow up, make their mothers laugh, play with friends or dream about the future. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. A significant number of women die from MNT each year too.
Grow your club. A strong club will be better prepared to take on the challenges of the campaign. The more Kiwanians who are united in the cause, the greater our ability to eliminate this devastating disease.
Not a Kiwanis member? Become involved in your local club or start a new club in your community to eliminate MNT.
Educate yourself about MNT, and share what you learn with your club, your community, your family and your school.
Let the world know that the poorest, most vulnerable babies and mothers need our help. Rally others to get involved. Add a link to www.TheEliminateProject.org on your club website.
Join the 10,000 plus donors that have contributed gifts that save or protect, on average, more than 500 mothers and their future babies. Make a gift today.
Over the next five years, the work you do to eliminate MNT will change the world. Together, Kiwanis and UNICEF will eliminate MNT and give the poorest families the chance to lead the healthy lives they deserve.