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Reports from the field: The midwives and their crucial role with mums and babies

A key challenge in this process is educating mums about the importance of vaccines to help give their baby a happy, healthy start in life. We do this through financial contributions which support the training and empowering of local midwives: who are the first point-of-call for pregnant mums, and who are vital in helping the community understand the dangers of hygienic birth practices which can cause MNT. In the past women have resisted the vaccines as they simply didn't understand that they were essential for a healthy baby.

100 million more mums and their babies around the globe may never experience their first smile unless we continue to pursue our goals: helping eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). The UNICEF midwives help spread the right message in affected areas and change mum's lives across the globe.

Visit UNICEF now to find out how you can help give millions of babies their first smile.

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