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Ghana eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

On November 30, 2011, the government of Ghana announced that maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) has been eliminated in the country. More newborn and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus! Read more.

Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 21 countries. Other countries that have recently validated the elimination of MNT include Turkey, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Uganda. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 38 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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