Commitment to Action

Partnership to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Commitment by

Procter & Gamble

In 2008, Procter and Gamble, in partnership with UNICEF, committed to contribute to the global elimination of Maternal and Newborn Tetanus (MNT) among women and newborn children. By donating $.07 for every marked pack of P&G's Pampers purchased, over 200 million doses of Tetanus Toxoid vaccines will be financed and procured, and a large-scale awareness building promotion will be delivered. It is hoped that this commitment will lead to the vaccination and subsequent protection of over 70 million child-bearing-age women and their neonates in over 45 countries.
To date, the Pampers-UNICEF campaign has reached 21 countries across 3 continents. Of these countries, 14 have now reached completion of their MNT vaccination programs. Since UNICEF and WHO re-launched the MNT elimination initiative, considerable progress has already been made. 16 of the original 58 MNT countries have been validated as having eliminated MNT; and more than 10 others are waiting for validation within the next 12 months.

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Commitment

Partnership to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$22,000,000

Region

Northern America, Africa

Countries

ANGOLA, BENIN, BURKINA FASO, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COTE D'IVOIRE, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, GABON

Commitment by

Procter & Gamble

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

UNICEF