Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE)


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 March 2018


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. This number increased to 59 with independence of Timor-Leste in 2002 ans South Sudan in 2011.


Status as of March 2018

By January 2018, 45 countries have been validated as having achieved MNT elimination:

These countries include MNT has been eliminated in 45 countries out of 59 countries at risk since 2000. The 14 countries where MNT is still a public health problem include: Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo DR, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Yemen

As of March 2018, 14 countries have not yet eliminated MNT.