About the map
About the Map
The campaign progress interactive map (“the map”) is the creation and product of the Kiwanis Children's Fund. The map displays countries in which maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) remains a public health threat or have been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated MNT since the beginning of The Eliminate Project’s fundraising activities. In addition, the map displays information about fundraising activities carried out only by Kiwanis International and Kiwanis family entities (Kiwanis Children's Fund, Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and Aktion Club) for The Eliminate Project. The map does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.
History of MNT Elimination Efforts
Since 1999, UNICEF and partners have eliminated MNT in 41 countries. In 2010 UNICEF welcomed the announcement of a new partnership with Kiwanis International to fight MNT. As of January 2017, MNT remains a public health threat in 18 countries.
The MNT Elimination Initiative
The MNT Elimination Initiative is an international private-public partnership that includes National Governments, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, GAVI, USAID/Immunization Basics, CDC, UNICEF National Committees, the Government of Japan, Save the Children, PATH, RMHC, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kiwanis International, Pampers – a division of Procter & Gamble, and BD.