The Eliminate Project is Kiwanis International's global campaign to help eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth. The fundraising campaign will raise U.S. $110 million for the project.
The Twin City Kiwanis Club, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, agreed in 2012 to support this important project through donations from its members. Spearheading this club project are club members Robert Dillard, M.D., and Bill Roberts.
One baby dies every 9 minutes from tetanus
160 babies die each day from tetanus
Maternal/neonatal tetanus has been eliminated from 20 countries since 2000
Three doses of tetanus vaccine = immunity from tetanus
Woman + vaccine = Protected baby
$1.80 protects one mother and her future children
The Eliminate Project saves and protects 61 million moms and babies
Elimination = less than one case of maternal/neonatal tetanus per 1,000 live births
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Kiwanis is uniting to make a positive difference in the world on behalf of children. In our first global campaign, we worked to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, raising and leveraging nearly U.S. $100 million.
Kiwanis is partnering with UNICEF in a global effort to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus, a deadly but highly preventable disease that kills mothers and newborns in the world's poorest regions.
The support of our strong global network of Kiwanis family members at the club, division, district and international levels is essential to conduct a successful campaign.
The campaign seeks funds in addition to those provided for other Kiwanis service initiatives.
We will showcase The Eliminate Project at Kiwanis International conventions.
We will celebrate success in 2015, the same year as Kiwanis International's 100th anniversary.
A successful campaign will raise Kiwanis' visibility, grow our membership and strengthen the Kiwanis International Foundation.