In Sierra Leone, Maumie has already suffered through three of her children’s deaths. Now she has a baby boy, James, who 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 (MNT). In fact, Maumie and James are precisely the kind of mother and newborn to whom The Eliminate Project gives hope. Thanks to ongoing health care and education, Sierra Leone is on the verge of eliminating MNT.
Through the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Our campaign to raise US$110 million will help vaccinate more than 61 million women, and provide education on safe birthing practices to families and communities where maternal and neonatal tetanus remains a threat around the world.
This Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honor inspirational women in your life by protecting the connection between mothers and babies.
For a limited time, from March 1 to June 15, The Eliminate Project has crafted a special edition Mother’s Day Zeller medallion and lapel pin to honor mothers and inspirational women worldwide. What better way and better time?
Limited-edition Mother’s Day lapel pin
Mother’s Day / International Women’s Day Zeller
Through the Mother’s Day Zeller Fellowship, your gift of US$1,250 to The Eliminate Project saves or protects more than 690 lives from maternal and neonatal tetanus, and you will receive:
- Zeller Fellowship Medallion
- Limited-edition Mother’s Day lapel pin
- Personalized certificate
Your donation, of any amount, can be in honor, celebration or in loving memory of your mother or inspirational women in your life.
Impact 350: US$625-US$999
Recipients receive an Impact 350 lapel pin and a Mother’s Day postcard
Impact 175: US$300-US$624
Recipients receive an Impact 175 lapel pin and a Mother’s Day postcard
Other: US$299 and below
Recipients receive a Mother’s Day postcard
Make a mother’s love a force for change and this year give the only thing a mother really wants: a healthy baby. Your gift will protect the connection between mothers, babies, families and communities.
To donate and for more information please visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/MothersDay.