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The Eliminate Project

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.


Everyone who supports The Eliminate Project should know these stats. Share widely!

Independence Key Club and UNICEF collab to celebrate ELIMINATE week (May 18th - 22nd 2015)


Save a Baby

FACTS:

  •  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.

 

Save a Baby

The Pediatric Trauma Program The Pediatric Trauma Program The Pediatric Trauma Program

 

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.

Are Fall Rally and PTP really connected... a spirit event and a pediatric program? Yes, they definitely are! Through events like Fall Rally, Key Clubbers are given the opportunity to help support the Pediatric Trauma Program. Parts of the proceeds are divided accordingly for this event and are also utilized in the Auction as well!

Consider this... in the United States, unintentional injury is the number 1 cause of death of children ages 15 and under. It kills more kids than anything else, including disease, homicide, and suicide. Every year, 9,000 families lose a child because of an unintentional injury, 90% of which are preventable.