Monday, March 12, 2012


Kiwanis International raised enough money to purchase and distribute iodized salt. I don't remember the exact details but the basic problem was the lack of iodine in the diet of millions around the world, particularly in the "Third World" countries, and most acute in certain parts of Africa. The Kiwanis organization (the efforts of all the Kiwanis Clubs) made it possible to stop almost all tetanus danger. The ancient and deadly threat to health has almost disappeared.  

The next major world wide Kiwanis effort is going to ELIMINATE tetanus. This killer is rampant in the Middle East, India, Africa and other impoverished areas. A few dollars will provide 3 doses of vaccine per patient - and completely ELIMINATE the incidence of tetanus. The money raising project is expected to take about 5 years to accomplish, and the result will be the complete eradication of tetanus in the world.

I'll write more on this project as it unfolds.


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