In December, the World Health Organization conducted validation surveys in Liberia and Senegal; the results show that both countries are now validated as having eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)! More newborn and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus! Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 23 countries . Other countries that have recently validated the elimination of MNT include Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambi ... (more)