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First dengue vaccine shows promise

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Soon a vaccine to prevent brain cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:39

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine against the deadly brain cancer and clinical trials for it are likely to begin early next year.

Lack of co-ordination hampers vaccination drive in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:31

Lack of staff and proper co-ordination between the health department and the administration in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region is hampering the vaccination drive for displaced children, media reported Monday.

Vaccination campaign against encephalitis launched in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:38

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday launched a two-day vaccination campaign in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 139 children so far.

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:58

A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today.

UAE launches polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:38

On the directive of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (UAE PAP) has announced the launch of a vaccination campaign against polio in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other tribal areas in Pakistan.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 18:22

Polio workers continued to administer polio drops Thursday under the protection of the army in Pakistan`s Khyber tribal region in the fourth phase of polio vaccination drive.

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 18:12

Pakistan Tuesday announced that it will set up mandatory polio immunisation points at its international airports, a day after the WHO imposed travel restrictions on it.

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