Eliminating Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus
Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a deadly disease that ends the lives of 34,000 babies and numerous mothers every year. In 31 countries around the world, MNT can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. It kills one baby every nine minutes and its effects are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival.
The Eliminate Project and the Kiwanis group aims to eliminate MNT in the next five years through immunizations and awareness.
Conroe Kiwanis Impact
In 2012, our local club was recognized for its $25,000 contribution to the Eliminate Project. Due to the amount contributed, each member of the Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club was presented a Zeller Award–named in honor of the first donor to the Kiwanis International Foundation.