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Liberia and Senegal eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus

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, Mozambique, Uganda and Ghana. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 36 countries.

The final push to eliminate MNT globally will require US$110 million and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. Thank you for your commitment and support!

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