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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 US$100 million -- and  the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.

If you would like to help, a mere $1.80 protects and saves the life of a mother and her newborn children. Individuals may give at any level, but many are purchasing Walter Zeller Fellowships, each of which requires a donation of $1,250 and saves the lives of 694 babies. Businesses are encouraged to donate at the $25,000 level, saving the lives of almost 14,000 babies! Any amount, however, is welcomed. Contact any member of the Martin Kiwanis Club if you are interested in helping to wipe MNT off the face of the earth.

For more information, visit the Eliminate website , or contact any Kiwanian.