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Infographic: $1.80 Can Save a Child from Tetanus

— Tetanus is an excruciating disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes. Yet it’s easy — and cheap — to prevent. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized more than 118 million women in 50 countries against, and have eliminated the disease in 34 countries. What will you do with $1.80?

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Infographic: Vaccines Work

— This World Immunization Week, UNICEF is highlighting one of the most cost-effective public health investments — vaccines. Vaccines have helped to cut child deaths in half over the last two decades. Yet today, 1.5 million children under five still die every year from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. Learn more in this […]

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and Help Eliminate MNT this Halloween!

Kiwanis members fundraising for The Eliminate Project

— For the past two decades, Key Club International has raised more than $6 million for UNICEF through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. This year, Key Club members along with the whole Kiwanis family will Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to support The Eliminate Project, which seeks to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). More than 80% of all tetanus […]

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The Eliminate Project visits the Philippines

© UNICEF Philippines/2012/Palasi

— Lacey Stone traveled to the Philippines to witness the tremendous efforts that UNICEF is undertaking to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) in the country of more than 7,000 islands. Through a partnership with Kiwanis International, UNICEF, along with government and health partners, is reaching the poorest, most neglected women in the Philippines with lifesaving health care.

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Field Visit: Eliminating MNT in the Philippines

© UNICEF/LAOA2005-5276/Jim Holmes | A mother receiving a neonatal tetanus vaccination in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

— In more than 30 countries maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) remains a risk. U.S. Fund for UNICEF staff and a team from Kiwanis International will travel to the Philippines to witness firsthand UNICEF programs to eliminate MNT there.

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A personal connection at Kiwanis Council

© Kiwanis International | UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta accepting a token of appreciation from Kiwanis International Foundation President Hugh Siggins during Kiwanis International Council in New Orleans.

— Recently, I was honored to join our colleagues from Kiwanis International at a special event during the 2012 Kiwanis International Council in New Orleans that included more than 250 global Kiwanis leaders. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta was the keynote speaker at a special fundraising dinner for The Eliminate Project. It was fascinating to learn of Ms. Rao Gupta’s background and how it has informed her life’s work to address the social injustices suffered by women and families.

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