The Kiwanis Eliminate Project

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Kiwanis Eliminate Project
Image: sites.kiwanis.org

“Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University who has experience as a general manager and finance director in the finance and precious metals industries. Since 2010, Saint Jovite Youngblood has applied his expertise as the president of Youngblood Metals Mining in California. He belongs to several professional and community associations, including the Kiwanis organization.

Founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, Kiwanis International is a global nonprofit organization with a presence in 80 different countries. Kiwanis provides a diverse range of services to support local communities and improve the lives of children. Services vary based on the needs of the local community and include programs like the Eliminate Project.

The Eliminate Project, first announced in 2010, is an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. It seeks to utilize the global Kiwanis network to raise over $110 million in partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The collaboration leverages UNICEF’s technical expertise and established supply chain in affected regions. Funds are then used to help eliminate the disease and save an estimated 129 million mothers and future babies.

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