8. 8 UNICEF ACT n Fall 2015
he Eliminate Project is
UNICEF and Kiwanis’
to eliminate maternal and
neonatal tetanus (MNT). MNT
is a disease caused when bacteria
come into contact with open cuts
during childbirth. MNT kills one
baby every 11 minutes, and it kills
But it’s easy to save lives
from MNT; in fact, it takes only
$1.80 to buy the vaccines that
protect a mother and her baby.
As an MNT Eliminator, I share
this information around my
school. I also collect donations
from my classmates by having
a coin drive at my school; the
change from anyone’s pockets
can easily be enough to protect a
family or more.
It’s easy to make a difference!
Kiwanis International (kiwanis.org) has
been dedicated to serving the children
of the world since 1915. Its more than
600,000 members raise money and
volunteer their time to benefit their
The Eliminate Project.
Kids Helping Kids
Annajulia Santa Elena is a senior at Del Lago
Academy in Escondido, California. She is a member
of her school’s UNICEF High School Club, as well as
the Key Club, the service organization for teens
offered by Kiwanis International. In her words …
More Kids Helping Kids,
Share Voices for Vaccine’s “Kick the Flu out of School” toolkit
(at bitly.com/KickFlu) with a teacher and get started!
Visit shotatlife.org and read about the many ways to help provide
vaccines where they are most needed.
Join your local Rotary Interact or Kiwanis Key Club.
Have a UNICEF fundraiser for lifesaving items at inspiredgifts.
unicefusa.org. For example, each $31−$37 contributed can provide
100 measles vaccines, 200 polio vaccines, or 400 tetanus vaccines.