Unite for the sake of children
The famous Russian TV presenter Tatyana Arno took part in vaccinating newborns and their mothers.
The famous Russian TV presenter Tatyana Arno, a representative of the joint UNICEF and Pampers tetanus program, visited Mauritania, where she took part in vaccinating newborns and their mothers.
In developed countries, in recent decades, there have been almost no cases of stobnik disease, because it is so simple to prevent it - it is enough to take several scheduled vaccinations. And few people think that there are countries where such vaccination is an unimaginable luxury. There, tetanus annually takes away thousands of lives, and the most defenseless - newborn children become its victims. One such country is Mauritania, where infant mortality due to tetanus infection is 95%.
TV presenter Tatyana Arno, the official representative of the charity program for vaccinating newborns and their mothers, organized by UNICEF and Pampers, visited Mauritania. Tatyana Arno met with authorities, visited local hospitals, and visited doctors in remote villages, which are so difficult, but you need to get to get life-saving vaccinations.
“In the very motto of UNICEF -“ Unite for the sake of children ”- is, in my opinion, an obvious motivation. Helping children is not a sign of nobility, but a simple duty of everyone. Our program provides an opportunity for people around the world to help children and thereby show their citizenship, ”said Tatyana Arno.
The UNICEF and Pampers program started in 2006 in the UK. The purpose of the grandiose action is the complete eradication of tetanus in the world by 2012, and its main characters are ordinary women.
The next stage of the action is now taking place in Russia. To take part in it, it is enough to purchase a package of Pampers diapers or napkins with the inscription “1 package = 1 vaccine” at the indicated time. With each purchase of a package with a special logo, UNICEF will list the funds sufficient to purchase 1 tetanus vaccine.
A few facts about tetanus.
- Tetanus is an acute infectious disease that occurs when the pathogen penetrates through damaged skin and mucous membranes.
- The mortality rate of newborns infected with tetanus and not receiving timely medical care is over 95%.
- Even with emergency resuscitation, tetanus deaths reach 25% in developed countries, and in regions where there are no preventive vaccinations and skilled care, about 80%.
- Most mothers and newborns dying from tetanus are in Africa, South and East Asia, in areas where women are poor and do not have access to health services.
- Just two tetanus vaccines are enough to protect a pregnant woman and her baby from this terrible disease for 2 months.