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Impact 100

In Sierra Leone, Maumie has already suffered through three of her children’s deaths. Her baby boy, James, showed signs of tetanus at birth, but fortunately did not have the disease. Sierra Leone has become an example of what’s possible in countries with maternal and neonatal tetanus. Thanks to ongoing health care and education, Sierra Leone was able to eliminate maternal and neonatal. Now Maumie and other women will be spared the ultimate grief of losing a child to tetanus. Instead, they will be able to cherish the smiles and laughter of their daughters and sons. It is a bond that everyone deserves, including the families still at risk in the 26 countries where tetanus remains a threat.


US$180 gift
More than 100 lives saved or protected

Gifts made in honor of another include a special postcard to inform the recipient of your generosity in their name. Postcards will be mailed to the recipient if a mailing address is provided.

With governments and partners, UNICEF has established an action plan. Your gift will support:

  • Immunization of women of reproductive age. The vaccines will be administered through three properly spaced rounds of supplemental immunization activities in districts where mothers and newborns have limited access to prenatal care, immunization and skilled birth attendants.
  • Promotion of clean delivery practices. The number of safe and healthy births will increase.
  • Immunization of pregnant women. The tetanus toxoid or tetanus and diphtheria vaccine will be promoted as part of a package of interventions delivered during prenatal care visits or through outreach services.
  • Sustainability through education. Funds will help maintain educational initiatives such as clean birthing practices established during The Eliminate Project.
  • Kiwanian education and organizational enhancement. A small portion of funds raised will help educate the Kiwanis family on maternal and neonatal issues and help create Kiwanis-family service projects that support The Eliminate Project.