World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

As World Immunisation Week is observed, CEO of Gavi - Seth Berkley, the global Vaccine Alliance, has praised the Narendra Modi government for its proactiveness and initiatives taken like 'Mission Indradhanush'.

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

New Delhi: As World Immunisation Week is observed, CEO of Gavi - Seth Berkley, the global Vaccine Alliance, has praised the Narendra Modi government for its proactiveness and initiatives taken like 'Mission Indradhanush'.

"Indian children have missed out not because of a lack of vaccines but a tardiness of political will and access issues," Seth Berkley said in an interview to TOI.

Mission Indradhanush

"The Modi government has been a highly proactive supporter; introduced bold initiatives to improve access like Mission Indradhanush," the Gavi CEO added.

Lauding India's efforts in eliminating polio, Seth Berkley said, "India's success in eliminating polio in less than a decade simply cannot be overstated."

Praises for PM Modi's Make in India initiative

When asked how how can Indian entrepreneurs contribute, Berkley said,"The Make in India initiative could hold the key to many of the challenges; India could massively improve access to vaccines by modernising supply chains."

Noteworthy, Gavi, the global Vaccine Alliance, plays an important role in saving lives worldwide.