THE ELIMINATE PROJECT
By: LTG Neepam Shah Division 19
However, just because TheEliminate Project is the KiwanisWordwide Service Project, it isn’texclusive only to Kiwanis clubs. AsKey Clubbers, we should help ourparent organization reach this goal,and work towards ridding this worldof one more tragic disease.For more information on thisproject, including videos, downloads,and more, visit the two websitesprovided below:
The Eliminate Project OfficialPage:
The Eliminate Project FacebookPage:
On June 24th, at the KiwanisInternational Convention in Las Vegas,Nevada, the Kiwanis International Boardunveiled their Worldwide Service Projectfor the 2010-2011 Kiwanis Service Year:The Eliminate Project. This project is inconjunction with UNICEF, and is an effortto defeat maternal and neonatal tetanus.Maternal and neonatal tetanus areforms of tetanus that occur either duringpregnancy or shortly after birth, andclaims the lives of 60,000 babies and30,000 mothers from 40 differentcountries annually. Fortunately, it is alsoeasily curable. Merely three doses of animmunization can rid a person of thisdisease. At 60 cents per immunization, itcosts only $1.80 to save a life. KiwanisInternational has set a worldwide goal of $110 million to help fight this terribledisease. That amount could save 61,111lives.