Delegation members Bob Parton, Valerie Brown, Bridgetta Jones, Chia-Sing Hwang, Wu-Tien Huang and Dato’ Wong Foon Meng joined Kiwanis and UNICEF staff members from April 16-20 to observe UNICEF-led MNT elimination efforts in the Philippines. The delegates visited vaccination clinics and met with local health officials, women and children.
During their travel throughout the country’s capital city of Manila and several towns in Benguet Province, the delegates gained an understanding of the importance of giving birth in a clean, sterile setting. They acquired an appreciation for the complexity of the supply chain that delivers the tetanus vaccine. Last but not least, they came away with a deep respect for the volunteers who hike hours across rugged terrain to immunize women against this silent killer.
Learn more about their recent site visit to the Philippines—stories and photos are shared through Facebook, Twitter and The Eliminate Project blog.
Jun 11 2012, 10:17 AM