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At 40% immunisation deficit level, child mortality in India under severe threat!

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 19:50

If total immunisation has shown the way ahead for polio eradication in the country, then near about 40 percent deficit in immunisation for diseases such as measles, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus pose a serious threat to child mortality in the country.

3.5 mn Pak children miss polio vaccine amid attacks: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 13:27

Over 3.5 million children missed out on polio vaccination this week as the campaigns were overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers.

Pak clerics refuse to support UNICEF’s immunisation

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 14:24

Clerics in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining tribal areas have claimed that a UNICEF official has discredited them.

New immunisation scheme launched in Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 17:53

The new scheme known as `Tikakaran Express` has been approved by the Central Government to further strengthen routine immunisation.

Pneumonia claims a child every 20 seconds: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 23:30

Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children in India with as many as 3,70,000 children under five falling prey to it every year, making India the country with highest number of deaths due to the ailment in the world, according to a study.

Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 08:47

The World Health Organisation has said Southeast Asia will adopt a more aggressive strategy to address the issue of low immunisation.

TN: Polio drops to be administered on Jan 8

Last Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 15:17

Over 32,000 migrant children from other states will be administered polio drops on January 8 in Tamil Nadu as part of the second phase of the programme.

Lowest-ever polio cases recorded in 2010

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 12:16

India has moved closer to eradication of polio, recording only 42 cases in 2010 compared to 741 in the previous year.

FIR lodged against unnamed people in vaccination deaths

Last Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 16:01

No one has been named in a first information report (FIR) lodged in the deaths of four infants during a routine immunisation drive in Lucknow.

Centre to monitor immunisation; to open call centre in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010, 15:55

Noticing massive gaps in figures provided by states on immunisation programme and the ground reality, the government today said it will open a call centre in the national capital to monitor the implementation.

UN launches polio immunisation drive in Pak, Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 11:24

The UN has launched a massive polio immunisation drive in Afghanistan and Pakistan during which millions of children are expected to receive vaccination of the deadly disease.

Top scientist proposes mass immunisation for livestock

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2010, 17:34

Mass immunisation programme for livestock coupled with thermostable animal vaccines with the help of heavy water can prevent several infections.