With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
The Hastings Kiwanis Club has committed to raise $72,750 toward The Eliminate Project – enough to save and protect more than 41,000 mothers and their future babies. To reach our goal, we’re conducting additional fundraising efforts and individual members are also contribute to the cause. You can learn more at TheEliminateProject.org.
The Eliminate Project gives every Kiwanian – and every community member – a chance to be a hero by saving and protecting lives from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Just $1.80 saves or protects a mother and her future babies from MNT. So when you give $657, you save or protect 365 lives!
The Eliminate Project began in 2010 and has already been successful in eliminating MNT from several countries. You can see the progress here.
A Message of Hope from Kenya