Kiwanis and Global Health

  • Since 1994 Kiwanis partnered UNICEF by raising more than $80 million in a global fight to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders – the leading preventable cause of mental retardation.
  • Kiwanis is again in partnership with UNICEF to rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).  The project is titled Eliminate
  • Every nine minutes, a baby dies from Tetanus in a developing country.
  • Every 20 minutes, a mother dies from the same, preventable cause!
  • $1.80 will save a mother and her babies!