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New effort to reach women with tetanus vaccine could save thousands of lives

Author: UNICEF, Published on: 26 July 2002

Pre-Filled Injection Device Is Helping Reach Remotest Communities - UNICEF today announced concentrated efforts to reach women in poor, hard-to-reach communities with vaccine against maternal and neonatal tetanus...Uniject™ is manufactured by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and another company, Bio Farma, produces the vaccine and fills the syringe. The two companies have jointly donated 9 million units to UNICEF over the next three years for use in the collaborative effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. "This is an excellent example of a partnership between the public and private sectors," Bellamy [Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF] said.

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