New vaccines can change India's health battles: Melinda Gates

Introduction of four new vaccines in India's national immunisation programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country's major health battles and reduce the child mortality rate, Melinda Gates said Thursday.

Govt for universal immunisation to combat encephalitis

The government on Monday stressed on universal immunisation to fight encephalitis which has claimed 700 lives during the year in four states including Assam and West Bengal.

Lack of co-ordination hampers vaccination drive in Pakistan

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.

Five new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Five new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, bringing to 58 the number of children affected this year, a media report said Wednesday.

WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers

The World Health Organisation hit back today against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and that the body is better off fighting disease unaided.

Prominent Indians join hands to help reduce child mortality

Prominent Indians from politics, sports, public health and media today came together to support the goal of increasing access to immunisation and reducing child mortality in the country.

Chhattisgarh polio drive to immunise 36 lakh kids

Around 36 lakh children in Chhattisgarh would be immunised against polio in a statewide campaign beginning Sunday, state immunisation officer Subhash Pandey said here Saturday.

EU lauds India`s victory over polio

The European Union has lauded India`s victory over polio but warned that polio could return in areas of conflict.

Cambodia launches campaign against measles, rubella

Cambodia has introduced a new vaccine in its national immunisation campaign Monday which aims to protect children against two viruses -- measles and rubella -- in a single dose.

Nigeria to immunise 35 million children against measles

Nigeria is set to immunise an estimated 35 million children against measles this month, an official said here Thursday.

Breastfeeding most effective life saver for newborns

Breastfeeding is the most effective and inexpensive "life-safer" for newborns as well as their first immunisation and it supports the child`s ability to learn while helping prevent obesity and chronic diseases later in life.

Govt launches drive to create awareness on immunisation

To create awareness about vaccinating every eligible child and intensify efforts to improve routine immunisation coverage, government launched Special Immunisation Week.

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

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

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

Kids born to older women start off on better note in life

Children born to older mothers appear to have a healthier start in life as they are less likely to be admitted to hospital and more likely to have vital immunisation shots, a new study has claimed.

New immunisation scheme launched in Haryana

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

Vaccine cuts HPV infection rates even in non-immunized

It has been found that women who do not get the cervical cancer jab can see their risk of developing the disease half, thanks to their peers who are immune to the disease.

Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO

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

Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO

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

Government to intensify immunisation drive

The health ministry Monday declared 2012 as the year for intensification of routine immunisation.