Since 2010, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Project Eliminate targets the eradication of this deadly disease which has claimed the lives of nearly 49,000 newborns each year.
The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette has joined the fight. Kiwanis International has authorized clubs to obtain a Walter Zeller Fellowship with a donation to Eliminate. Secretary Tom Long presented the Club Zeller to President Bill Friedman who has accepted the the award on behalf of the club.
The club will start a new tradition with this award by having the current president wear the honor on the club's behalf. President Friedman will hand the Club Zeller to President-Elect Vance Lanier at his installation in late September.
Lafayette Kiwanis’ purchase of the Club Zeller insures that more than 690 mothers and their future babies will now be protected from this deadly disease. For more information about the Eliminate Project please visit the project website here.