The Neosho Kiwanis Club is participating in a program to help eliminate tetanus.

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.