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Neonatal Tetanus – Breaking My Own Self Imposed Blogging Rule For This One!

I’m breaking my own blogging rule and posting a press release right here on my blog. Why? Because it’s for a very worthy cause, by simply “liking” Pampers Face Book page during the month of May, you can help save a babies life who has neonatal tetanus! Simple Right????

Lend a helping hand to the Pampers-UNICEF campaign by like Pampers SA’s Face Book Page! 

Every year, 58,000 babies die within the first month of life from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)—a completely preventable disease. 

Clicking on the widget will take you through to the Pampers Facebook page and for every new ‘like’ Pampers receives on their Facebook page during the month of May, Pampers will donate 1 life-saving vaccine to a baby with neonatal tetanus. Do your bit and share the love (and this post) so other people can help too… 

Pampers® and UNICEF have joined forces to conquer the deadly disease, together we will fight MNT, a disease virtually unknown in the industrialised world, but a ‘silent killer’ causing mothers and newborn babies in the developing world a most painful death. Today the lives of 130 million mothers and their infants are infected by tetanus and one child dies of newborn tetanus every 9 minutes. Now in its fourth year, the partnership programme provides critically required maternal and new-born tetanus (MNT) vaccinations to vulnerable mothers and infants. Pampers® and UNICEF once again invite all South Africans to join hands and collectively save lives by supporting the 1 pack = 1 life-saving vaccine campaign that will be running for the Months of April and May 2013.

Pampers® has made it their goal to eradicate this disease and together we can protect and save an infant in need through routine, global vaccinations. Our campaign has created the highest awareness ever for maternal and neonatal tetanus, helping put the disease back on the agenda of health authorities.To date Pampers® and UNICEF have donated more than 300 million vaccines and we hope to increase this number significantly with your help. The mobilisation of this movement has eliminated MNT in eight out of the 31 affected countries, including:Uganda, Myanmar, Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, Guinea Bisau, Timor Leste and Burkina Faso.

Pampers Unicef

 

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