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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Q&A: Kiwanis participating in Eliminate project

  • The Neosho Kiwanis Club is participating in a program to help eliminate tetanus.
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  • The Neosho Kiwanis Club is participating in a program to help eliminate tetanus.
    The project program is called Eliminate.
    The Neosho Daily News asked club secretary Debbie Kruse some questions about the program.
    NDN: Explain what is the Eliminate program?
    Kruse: It is to eliminate tetanus in under developed countries. It is a 3-part vaccination that costs $.80 per shot, so for a total of $1.80 a person can be vaccinated.
    NDN: When did the Neosho Kiwanis Club and the national club decide to help on the program?
    Kruse: The Eliminate Project was adopted as Kiwanis International worldwide service project at the Kiwanis International Convention in June 2010. We as a local club have always supported whatever our worldwide service project is.
    NDN: I see that you recently donated a $400 check to the Eliminate Project, is there a deadline for someone to donate to this cause?
    Kruse: There is no deadline to donate. This is an ongoing project for Kiwanis International for the next two years.
    Quick facts
    • 1 baby dies every nine minutes from tetanus
    • 160 babies die each day from tetanus
    • Woman plus vaccine equals protected baby
    • The Eliminate Project saves or protects 61 million women and babies.

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