In 2010, Kiwanis International and UNICEF joined forces to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) worldwide. This historic initiative, called The Eliminate Project, will protect the lives of babies and mothers all over the globe and aims to help put an end to this cruel, centuries-old disease. It will also help pave the way for the delivery of other lifesaving services, such as clean water, nutrition and other vaccines.
UNICEF USA is actively raising urgently needed funds for global MNT elimination program alongside our partners at Kiwanis International. In total, The Eliminate Project will raise $110 million.
Today, MNT remains a public health threat in 14 countries: