Regional Campaign for The Eliminate Project

On July 1, 2013 the Midwest Region launched a two year campaign to raise $3 million for The Eliminate Project – a partnership between the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the face of the earth by 2015. Although it is seldom heard of here in the United States, tetanus is still a very real threat to mothers and their newborn babies in remote locations around the world.

UNICEF stands at the ready to ensure that no newborn suffers from the excruciating pain of this disease – repeated, painful convulsions and sensitivity to light and touch – for lack of a series of immunizations that costs $1.80.

Since 2000, UNICEF and its partners have already eliminated MNT in 33 countries; 26 countries remain.

Support the Eliminate Project

The effective – and also efficient – solution is to immunize all women of child bearing age against tetanus. Since 2000, UNICEF and its partners have already eliminated MNT in 33countries, and only 26 countries remain.

Please join us and countless supporters here in the Midwest to help eliminate MNT by raising $3 million over the next two years, enough to reach more than one and a half million women and all of their future babies. Contact Casey Marsh by calling 312.222.9109 or email cmarsh@unicefusa.org to find out how you can get involved. Each day, approximately 160 newborns die from tetanus. Together, we have the power to make that number ZERO.

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