J.P. Nadda launches media campaign for 'Mission Indradhanush'

 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday launched the multi-media campaign for 'Mission Indradhanush' - the project which aims to cover all children who are either unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases by 2020.

Govt to launch huge media campaign on immunisation from March 23

The government will launch a major 15-day media campaign next week to educate the masses on immunisation, ahead of implementing its ambitious health programme - 'Mission Indradhanush' in April.

Universal immunisation programme coverage 65% in 2014: Nadda

The coverage of full immunisation programme, which includes vaccines against diseases like polio, diphtheria and tetanus, was about 65 per cent last year, Health Minister J P Nadda said Tuesday.

Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth $3.7 mn

Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday.

Swine flu vaccine 'dries up' in Kashmir, doctors at risk

Swine flu vaccine 'dries up' in Kashmir, doctors at risk

Srinagar: Top health officials in Kashmir Valley on Sunday admitted that there was no swine flu vaccine available in any hospital of the region, where four persons have died and at least 109 are being treated for the disease.

Himachal CM launches pulse polio drive

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched the second phase of pulse polio immunisation drive in the state by administering polio drops to a child at Jwalamukhi in Kangra district.

Special programme to boost vaccinations: Nadda

The government will launch a special programme to boost vaccinations in the country, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said Wednesday.

Correct myths about the flu vaccine: Study

As health systems across the world are trying to increase vaccination levels, a study has suggested that it is critical to understand how to address vaccine hesitancy and counter myths about vaccine safety.

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.