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 October 2017


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 October 2017

By October 2017, 43 countries have been validated as having achieved MNT elimination:

These countries include MNT has been eliminated in 43 countries out of 59 countries at risk since 2000. The 16 countries where MNT is still a public health problem include: Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo DR, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Yemen

Philippines except the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

As for October 2017, 16 countries have not yet eliminated MNT.