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Another country eliminates MNT!

Jan 09, 2014
The Time is NowUNICEF and its global partners continue the march to save women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), thanks in part to the efforts of Kiwanis members. In December, the World Health Organization declared Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) free of MNT, based on a validation survey.
“Thank you, Kiwanis, for continuing your extraordinary commitment to the mothers, babies and families served by The Eliminate Project,” said Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Progress is made possible by the passion and purpose you bring every day to this incredible project.”
Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 34 countries, including Sierra Leone, Gabon, Cote d' Ivoire, Iraq, Cameroon and China. Every gift from you and your club to The Eliminate Project will protect the connection between mothers and babies. The faster contributions are received, the faster those urgently needed funds can be used in the 25 countries where MNT still threatens.