by Dr. John Button, Campaign Vice Chairman of The Eliminate Project - I was thrilled when Kiwanis International Foundation President Jack Harten asked me to serve as a campaign vice chairman of The Eliminate Project. I have been committed to improving the lives of children for more than 35 years, and The Eliminate Project gives me an opportunity to put that commitment to work and help change the world. I am pleased to serve with Chairman Randy DeLay along with as Campaign Vice Chairmen Dave Curry and Sue Petrisin.
Maternal and neonatal tetanus is caused by bacteria that gain entry into the body during the birthing process due to contaminated and unsafe birthing facilities and practices. Once established in the body, the bacteria multiply rapidly and produce a poison that specifically attacks the nervous system, making those affected extremely sensitive to all external stimuli. Any stimulus can cause agonizing and prolonged seizures, seizures so strong as to cause excruciating pain for a tiny baby. >>more
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Jul 31 2011, 07:02 PM