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Major Gift

Maternal and neonatal tetanus is an issue that involves the entire family. In the Kampong Speu province of Cambodia, many men cluster together outside the Veal Ang Popel Health Center under a tree. Husbands, brothers and uncles. They travel—some long distances—from their villages to ensure that their wives’ or sisters’ needs are met. Many take time off from work. They are very thankful for the efforts of UNICEF and partners like Kiwanis to help ensure babies are born with a healthy start.

US$25,000 gift
5-year pledge of US$5,000/year
More than 13,885 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. In places like Cambodia, that plan has achieved proven results. 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.