Serving the Children of the World
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Progress to date:  

  • Between 2010 and 2013, neonatal tetanus deaths decreased by more than 15 percent.
  • Approximately 9,000 fewer babies die each year from MNT—that’s 25 fewer each day!  
  • MNT has been eliminated from 35 countries since 2000. Fifteen of those countries have eliminated MNT during the past four years.  
  • One baby dies approximately every 11 minutes from tetanus. Previously, a baby died every 9 minutes from MNT.

With the proper funding, UNICEF will reach 120.7 million women with tetanus immunization activities in 2014 and 2015. 

The Kiwanis Club of Aurora's Board of Directors recently voted to donate $60/month to the project from the Community Service Funds.  Additional donations are always welcome.