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As world waits for COVID-19 vaccine, India must use time to build robust immunisation plan, delivery system for last-mile reach
India

As world waits for COVID-19 vaccine, India must use time to build robust immunisation plan, delivery system for last-mile reach

Right from selecting the strategy for delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to recruiting a large volunteer staff, every tool must be analysed from the perspective of India’s unique public health system and its capabilities

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19
India

Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19

The importance of immunisation has probably never seemed as important as it does during this pandemic.

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world
World

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged $15-million as India's contribution to the vaccines alliance GAVI at the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK

Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism
science

Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism

"No country can afford to be complacent about immunisation," says WHO at an event to boost confidence in vaccines.

In Kullu, slum dwellers who would earlier let dogs loose on health workers now realise need for immunisation of children
India

In Kullu, slum dwellers who would earlier let dogs loose on health workers now realise need for immunisation of children

Kullu district performs well on immunisation with 89 percent immunisation coverage which is in line with the overall high immunisation coverage of the state.

World Immunisation Week: Vaccination phobia can be tackled through public campaigns, mass media, says medical expert
India

World Immunisation Week: Vaccination phobia can be tackled through public campaigns, mass media, says medical expert

The World Immunisation Week is being celebrated from 24-30 April 2019 to promote vaccination to protect people of all ages against diseases.

End-TB Summit: Narendra Modi sets target for making India tuberculosis-free five years before global deadline
India

End-TB Summit: Narendra Modi sets target for making India tuberculosis-free five years before global deadline

Stating that global efforts to eliminate TB have not been successful, Narendra Modi advocated for a "change in approach" by adopting multi-sectoral engagement and participation of all stakeholders to eliminate tuberculosis

Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu on top of NITI Aayog's Health Index, Uttar Pradesh worst performer
India

Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu on top of NITI Aayog's Health Index, Uttar Pradesh worst performer

Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog's Health Index, while Uttar Pradesh appears at the bottom though it has shown a big improvement in the recent past

President Ram Nath Kovind launches pulse polio programme for 2018 on eve of National Immunisation Day
India

President Ram Nath Kovind launches pulse polio programme for 2018 on eve of National Immunisation Day

President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2018 by administering polio drops to children below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Four development challenges for incoming BJP government
India

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Four development challenges for incoming BJP government

As BJP forms govt in Gujarat, it faces challenges of low immunisation, low enrollment of girls in school, low conviction rates for crimes against ST/SC.

Impact of chickenpox shots revealed by Google search
News & Analysis

Impact of chickenpox shots revealed by Google search

A sharp drop in Google searches on chickenpox has revealed that immunisation efforts to get rid of the common childhood disease have worked well in several countries.

89 lakh children in the country are not fully immunised: Govt
India

89 lakh children in the country are not fully immunised: Govt

Government today admitted that 89 lakh children in India are either partially immunised or have received no immunisation

One in five African children denied access to vaccines: WHO report
World

One in five African children denied access to vaccines: WHO report

One in five children in Africa do not receive basic life-saving vaccines, despite the continent making great strides on immunisation, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Wednesday.

Another polio vaccinator shot dead in Pakistan
World

Another polio vaccinator shot dead in Pakistan

The militants claim that polio vaccination is a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims.

Over 6,200 rural communities have no access to health services: Experts
India

Over 6,200 rural communities have no access to health services: Experts

Over 6,200 rural communities in India cannot access life saving-health services, said experts.

Govt also immunises Pak children to keep India polio free
India

Govt also immunises Pak children to keep India polio free

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a pulse polio campaign in Jaipur, as part of an effort to ensure that India remains polio free.

Why encephalitis continues to haunt the children of Gorakhpur
India

Why encephalitis continues to haunt the children of Gorakhpur

Is it the acute nature of encephalitis or the complete apathy towards providing basic services that stands in the way of combating encephalitis in UP?