The World Health Organization recently conducted validation surveys in East Timor (Timor Leste) and Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania) , and the results show that both countries are now validated as having eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). More newborns and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 27 countries . Other countries that have recently validated the elimination of MNT include L ... (more)