"Give us rations or a railway crossing otherwise we will not bring our children for immunisation," clamoured residents of some villages in this Uttar Pradesh district as they put local issues above the health of their children to stall an immunisation drive to vaccinate children against seven diseases, including tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.
A Hepatitis C-free India is an achievable goal if all stakeholders work together and seize the opportunity offered by availability of new scientific innovations, said Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura president Dr Pradip Bhaumik.
In what could be seen as a shocking reality, despite various health and awareness programmes, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines like diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and tetanus, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The health department has identified a little over 1,000 persons--- children and pregnant women--who missed the mandatory vaccination for preventable diseases in Coimbatore district and they would be covered under the Centre's 'Mission Indradhanush' programme, a top official said on Monday.
India will host the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers next week to deliberate on key issues including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.