The Eliminate Project

Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—changing the world for millions of mothers and babies. We are closing in on our goal to raise US$110 million. Thousands of Kiwanians have joined the fight to save or protect 55 million lives—by pledging a gift to The Eliminate Project. Now we need to turn these commitments into impact.

Tetanus is a painful and deadly disease, causing extreme sensitivity to light, sound and contact—even preventing the comfort of a mother’s touch. Maternal and neonatal tetanus steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.

Thanks to our Global Campaign for Children, the gift you make now will help us change the world tomorrow. It’s a monumental effort—to protect one of the most intimate bonds on Earth.

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