"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement."
With the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis international and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate MNT -- maternal/neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes -- nearly 60,000 newborn children every year. A significant number of women also fall victim to the deadly disease. The effects of the disease are excruciating - tiny newborns suffer repeated convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
One baby dies every 9 minutes.
160 babies die each day.
It only takes one vaccine to cure the disease.
One vaccine costs $1.80.
You can save the life of a mother and her future babies.
MATERNAL AND NEONATAL TETANUS:
MNT is a disease where a Tetanus bacteria infects an open wound.
MNT occurs extremely often in countries that are geographically hard to reach.
Mothers can then pass on the immunity to her children.
MNT is preventable with just 3 doses of a 60 cent vaccination.
Unintentional injury is the #1 killer of children age 14 and under in the U.S.; Unintentional injury kills more kids every year than any other cause – including disease, homicide and suicide. Each year in the U.S., 9,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. Studies indicate that 90% of these unintentional injuries can be prevented.
Recognizing the serious need for education and training in the areas of pediatric trauma and injury prevention, the Kiwanis Cali-Nev-Ha Foundation established the Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP) in 1994.
The mission of the program is simple: develop local projects, which will reduce the number of children in our three-state District who are killed or injured by trauma.