Created on Friday, 25 October 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club at a weekly meeting Thursday learned about Kiwanis International’s partnership with UNICEF to eliminate tetanus.
Amy Zimmerman, past club president and Lt. Gov. of Kiwanis Division 6, said that maternal and neonatal tetanus kills 60,000 babies each year. Symptoms include repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
The Kiwanis and UNICEF partnership helps reduce iodine deficiency disorders, achieving a significant public health success, according to Kiwanis International.
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