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Another country eliminates tetanus!

May 26, 2016


The World Health Organization conducted validation surveys in Indonesia, and the results show that the country has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). This means that all of WHO’s South-East Asian region has eliminated this deadly disease—only the second such region to do so (after Europe).

Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have eliminated the disease in 39 countries, including Cambodia, India and Mauritania in 2015. It’s great progress—but MNT still threatens families in 20 countries. They need us to continue to fulfill pledges quickly and release the funds UNICEF needs to reach those nations.

So keep going, because when your goal is to change the world, every penny counts.

Thank you for your commitment and support. Together, let’s celebrate an MNT-free Indonesia!