Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus".
UNICEF-trained community health workers won't stop until they've vaccinated every woman of reproductive age against tetanus, even in the hardest-to-reach parts of the world.
Through partnerships and continued commitment, Kenya has become the latest country to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
On November 29, the Philippines became the 44th country since the year 1999 to officially eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). This announcement leaves just 15 countries around the world still facing the threat of MNT, an excruciating and often fatal disease that affects mothers and newborns, usually through unhygienic childbirth and umbilical cord care practices.