Eliminate

The Kiwanis Eliminate Project

sm-ELIMINATE_LOGOFind out how you can ELIMINATE Mater­nal Neona­tal tetanus.

With The Elim­i­nate Project, Kiwa­nis Inter­na­tion­al and UNICEF have joined forces to elim­i­nate mater­nal and neona­tal tetanus. This dead­ly dis­ease steals the lives of near­ly 49,000 inno­cent babies and a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of women each year. The effects of the dis­ease are excru­ci­at­ing — tiny new­borns suf­fer repeat­ed, painful con­vul­sions and extreme sen­si­tiv­i­ty to light and touch.

To elim­i­nate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 mil­lion moth­ers and their future babies must be immu­nized. This requires vac­cines, syringes, safe stor­age, trans­porta­tion, thou­sands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 mil­lion — and the ded­i­cat­ed work of UNICEF and every mem­ber of the Kiwa­nis fam­i­ly. (1)

Kiwa­nis and UNICEF joined forces to tack­le iodine defi­cien­cy dis­or­ders, achiev­ing one of the most sig­nif­i­cant pub­lic health suc­cess­es of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Now, they are elim­i­nat­ing MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poor­est, most neglect­ed moth­ers and babies with addi­tion­al life­sav­ing health care. The end of this one dis­ease means the begin­ning of bet­ter health for so many fam­i­lies. (1)

Con­nect with our club to help orga­nize fundrais­ers to com­bat MNT!  Vis­it www.TheEliminateProject.org to donate online!

(1) Info care of Kiwa­nis International

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