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Partners preventing tetanus BD recommends that healthcare workers wear gloves for preparation and administration of medication. 1UNICEF based on CHERG study, 2010 2FORTUNE® Magazine, March 2011 3Ethisphere® Magazine, April 2011 Please visit w ww.bd.com BD and BD Logo are trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company. ©2012 BD UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with healthcare, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF and its partners are working together to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). To learn more, please visit www.unicefusa.org. Despite recent progress reducing global MNT deaths, a newborn still dies every nine minutes from tetanus1 while many mothers die as a result every year as well. MNT has been eliminated in most of the developed world --- but tetanus remains a deadly public health threat in over 30 developing countries. Preventing the occurrence of MNT requires uncomplicated solutions and strong partnerships. BD is supporting UNICEF's elimination efforts by donating more than 22 million auto-disable injection devices and nearly $3 million to the initiative. BD's total commitment makes the Company one of the largest single corporate donors to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF MNT campaign and is the largest single philanthropic activity in BD's 115-year history. Named one of the World's Most Admired Companies®2 as well as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies,®3 BD provides advanced medical technology to serve the global community's greatest needs. BD -- Helping all people live healthy lives.