Countries in which MNT Remains a Public Health Threat
In 1999, there were 57 countries where tetanus still posed a considerable risk for women giving birth. The figure today stands at 30, with the inclusion of Timor Leste in 2002 and South Sudan in 2011.
Working with partners, UNICEF has immunized over 113 million women in 50 countries and as has helped eliminate MNT in 29 countries, including Uganda, Mozambique, Turkey, Burundi and Liberia. Two of the most recent successes include the elimination of MNT in Cameroon in January, 2013 and in China in October, 2012.
Today MNT remains a public health threat in 30 countries: