Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) — an excruciating disease that kills tens of thousands of infants each year — remains endemic in 12 countries.

Between 1999 and December 2020, UNICEF and its partners immunized more than 161 million women all over the globe, protecting them and their babies, helping to eliminate MNT in 47 out of 59 countries at high risk for the disease, including Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya and the Philippines.

MNT remains a public health threat in these 12 countries:

  • Afghanistan

  • Angola

  • Central African Republic

  • Guinea

  • Mali

  • Nigeria

  • Pakistan

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Somalia

  • South Sudan

  • Sudan

  • Yemen

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