Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local

“‘Think global, act local.’ Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.” –The Daily Post

Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. 30 countries around the world remain. Between Ghana, Cameroon, and even China, we have made significant progress in the elimination of the vicious infection, but we still have quite a ways to go. You see, this global issue, the passing of maternal and neonatal tetanus to mothers during the time of birthing in unsanitary living conditions, is personal to me because it is currently the NJ District Project for Key Club and is associated with UNICEF, one of Key Club International’s partners of service. As a Lieutenant Governor, I am stressing the importance of raising as much money as possible to eliminate this horrible infection to all of my local Key Clubs.

Within the next few years, I would like to see MNT wiped off the face of the earth. The vaccinations are cheap, so donating the money that a cup of coffee would cost to the ELIMINATE Project instead could actually save a mother’s life. I may not be in Key Club anymore by the time the issue is resolved, but I’ll still be helping whether it’s via a Circle K club or simply by continuing my donations towards the cause.

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