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Cote d' Ivoire eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

The World Health Organization conducted validation surveys in Cote d' Ivoire, and the results show that the country has 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 31 countries, including Iraq, Cameroon, and China. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 28 countries.

With The Eliminate Project, we’re part of the final push to eliminate MNT from the face of the Earth. That will require US$110 million, along with the participation of every Kiwanis-family member and the continuing work of UNICEF. Thank you for your commitment and support. Gifts from you and your club will provide much-needed funds to protect the connection between mothers and babies.

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