A Retired Teacher Champions Women and Children Threatened by Tetanus

Judy Kramer was outraged when she learned that maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) was killing tens of thousands of babies every year — even though there was a vaccine to prevent it. 

“I was really shocked,” the 74-year-old retired high school math teacher from Palo Alto, CA, recalled in a recent interview. “My feeling was, we’re living in the 21st century. Come on, there’s no way this should be happening.”

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Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, Kiwanis stands with more than 600,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 nations and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.