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
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
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
"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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
Government today admitted that 89 lakh children in India are either partially immunised or have received no immunisation
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.
Over 6,200 rural communities in India cannot access life saving-health services, said experts.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a pulse polio campaign in Jaipur, as part of an effort to ensure that India remains polio free.
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?