The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
We are so excited to announce that the Philippines has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus! Read this personal message from Kiwanis President-elect Poly Lat, a resident of the Philippines himself: http://bit.ly/2Bt1cDf
What a year we had in October 2016-September 2017!!! About $160,000 in gifts to the Eliminate project were received from generous MO-ARK Kiwanians to save and protect 90,000 mothers and their babies. Keep up the good work and our goal will soon be met.
Since 2010 we have been about the task of raising $110 million in cash and pledges to fund the work, in partnership with UNICEF, of a historic world-wide health initiative to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT.) With the help of Kiwanians all the around the world and a pledge from the Kiwanis International Foundation, we have reached our goal! For every donation, every pledge, and every donor – Thank you!!!!
However, our job is not done yet. Now, more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started – to continue receiving gifts and payments on pledges until the threat of MNT is eliminated. Already our gifts have eliminated the threat of MNT in 24 countries and the rate of babies dying from tetanus infection has dropped.
But mothers and babies are still depending on Kiwanis. MNT is still a threat in 15 countries. The mothers and babies in those countries are waiting for us to “fulfill” our promises—so we can turn promises into funding; funding into vaccines; and vaccines into lives saved and futures protected.
The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families and a world “amazingly” improved.
Our goal in MOARK is to save and protect 1,000,000 women and their future babies from MNT. We are almost 80% of the way there!
Keep sending all gifts and payments on pledges as they are collected. The quicker the gifts and payments are received by the Foundation, the quicker they are sent to the field for the life-saving work of eliminating MNT.
Learn about MNT and advocate for the cause. Go to www.TheEliminateProject.org to find out more.