India eliminates Maternal and neonatal tetanus


A year after eliminating Polio, India has managed to achieve another public health victory. Following a 15-year campaign, the country has virtually eliminated tetanus as a killer of newborns and mothers. Praising India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, the United Nations children’s fund, UNICEF said the “landmark achievement” will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.