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    WHO congratulates #India on Maternal and Neonatal#Tetanus Elimination. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is reduced to less than one case per 1,000 live births in all 675 districts of the country. This is a huge achievement for a country that few decades ago reported 150,000 to 200,000 neonatal tetanus cases annually. Yes, #VaccinesWork, but our efforts cannot stop here. As the risk of tetanus persists, we need to continue ensuring women and children are immunized and clean deliveries and proper cord care activities get a further boost.

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