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Sierra Leone and Gabon eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus

The World Health Organization conducted validation surveys in Sierra Leone and Gabon, and the results show that both countries have 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 33 countries, including Cote d' Ivoire, Iraq, Cameroon, and China. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 26 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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