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 15 TETANUS

Ms Hoare, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) recognises that the development and distribution of the tetanus vaccine in developed countries such as Australia has lead to the virtual elimination of the disease;

(2) notes that tetanus continues to be a major cause of fatalities in many developing countries, with some 100 million people still at risk of contracting the disease;

(3) calls for measures to be implemented that will lead to the elimination of tetanus in developing countries; and

(4) recognises the efforts of UNICEF and its programs in attempting to reduce tetanus in communities around the world.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for private Members' business having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.