Apr 08, 2017 Volume 389 Number 10077 p1369-1490 e5
Eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus and closing the immunity gap
Craig Burgess, Francois Gasse, Robert Steinglass, Ahmadu Yakubu, Azhar Abid Raza, Kari Johansen
Although progress has been made in achieving maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE), WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) noted at its October, 2016, meeting that the 2015 goal for MNTE had been missed. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is still to be eliminated in 18 countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Yemen).