THE ELIMINATE PROJECT
THIS PROJECT IS ENDED SEPT 30, 2016
IT WAS A HUGH SUCCESS INTERNATIONALLY
THANK YOU ALL WO CONTRIBUTED
With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 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 were immunized. This requiree vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. Kiwanis and UNICEF collected more than US$110 million in pledges and cash — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
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 reached 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.
For more information see the eliminate project website http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx
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Last updated August 15, 2016