Kiwanis International and UNICEF have been working together since 2010 to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a cruel, centuries-old disease that is almost always fatal in infants. There have been many successes; several countries, from India to Indonesia, Ethiopia to Equatorial New Guinea, have been able to eliminate the disease by vaccinating even the hardest-to-reach women of childbearing age — immunity protection that is passed on to their future babies.
In this video, we take a look at the challenges that remain in countries like Papua New Guinea, where many women live in remote villages, and give birth outside, on the ground, where they risk contracting the disease.
Watch how UNICEF, with Kiwanis International's support, is working to overcome these challenges to provide the lifesaving vaccine to those in need — and get us closer to an MNT-free future for all babies, everywhere.
Learn more about Kiwanis International and UNICEF's partnership The Eliminate Project at unicefusa.org/mission/survival/immunization/tetanus/eliminate
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