The Eliminate Project

Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—a deadly disease that steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.

We did it! We reached our fundraising goal, raising US$110 million in cash and pledges since 2010. However, our job is not done yet.

Now, more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started. Mothers and babies in 18 countries are depending on Kiwanis. They’re waiting for us to fulfill our pledges—so we can turn promises into funding; funding into vaccines; and vaccines into lives saved and futures protected. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families.

Kiwanis offers a special thank you to our dedicated campaign volunteers and donors for their passionate and generous efforts to save and protect mothers and babies.

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  • Burkina Faso eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus

    The World Health Organization recently conducted validation surveys in Burkina Faso and the results show that the country is 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 ...

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