The Eliminate Project

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.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF 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.

You can help. Support The Eliminate Project, our historic partnership with Kiwanis International, and do your part to rid the world of MNT by 2015.

News and Updates

December 13, 2013

The World Health Organization validated Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) as having eliminated MNT during the week of December 9, 2013. This brings to 33 the number of countries that have eliminated MNT since 2000. This is a moment to celebrate, even though we know we have more work to do to eliminate this threat in the remaining 25 countries where tetanus is still a risk to mothers, babies and families. We will not stop until the day that ZERO mothers and babies die from tetanus.