Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) elimination


Progress towards global MNT elimination

In 1999, 57 countries were considered as not having achieved MNT elimination

This page summarizes the progress towards global MNT elimination

This update has been consolidated with WHO/UNICEF MNT collected data, as of June 2014


Status in 1999: 57 countries at risk:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic (the), Chad, China, Comoros (the), Congo (the), Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger (the), Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines (the), Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (the), Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (the), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Status as of June 2014

By June 2014, 35 countries have been validated as having achieved MNT elimination:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Comoros, Congo (the), Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar. Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania , Timor-Leste Togo, Tanzania , Turkey, Viet Nam, Zambia Zimbabwe.

In addition, Ethiopia (all except Somali region), 29 of 33 Provinces in Indonesia and 23 of 36 States and Union Territories in India (listed below) were also validated as having eliminated MNT:

Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh & Goa, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Rahasthan, Pondicherry, Punjab & Sikkim, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal, Telangana, Uttarakan, as well as 2 regions in Inondesia: Java & Bali and Sumatra

Please click on the desired country in blue to open the relevant WER article, not that not all countries have publications

As for June 2014, 24 coutries have not yet eliminated MNT.


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Last update:

27 August 2014 17:25 CEST