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President Pranab Mukherjee launches Pulse Polio Programme

President Pranab Mukherjee launches Pulse Polio Programme

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday launched the Pulse Polio Programme for 2017 under which about 17 crore children of less than five years age will be immunised.

President Pranab Mukherjee launches pulse polio immunization programme

President Pranab Mukherjee launches pulse polio immunization programme

The programme will cover 17 crore children aged under five years in an effort to maintain the country's 'polio-free' status.

Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

The vaccine, Hexaxim, indicated for primary and booster vaccination of infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age, provides protection against six major childhood diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza B and Hepatitis B.

Ronan Farrow pays tribute to brother Thaddeus

Ronan Farrow pays tribute to brother Thaddeus

Actress Mia Farrow's son Ronan has opened up about the death of his adopted India-born brother, Thaddeus, just days after he committed suicide. Ronan, 28, remembered Thaddeus in an Instagram post, uploading two throwback shots of his late brother, reported People magazine.

Mia Farrow's adopted Indian son Thaddeus dies in car accident

Mia Farrow's adopted Indian son Thaddeus dies in car accident

"The Great Gatsby" actress Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus has died following a car crash. He was 27.

Polio returns in Nigeria, two new cases reported since 2014

"A vaccination campaign will begin within the next 10 days," Haq said.

No threat to polio-free status of India, says WHO

Noting that all the countries including India maintain a "high vigil" for the detection of the disease, the World Health Organisation's South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO SEARO) said that no child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal in January, 2011.

UN fears polio surge in children from Iraq`s Fallujah

Speaking to journalists by phone after touring camps for displaced people around Fallujah, Alwan said mothers were nervous because their children had not been vaccinated since the IS takeover in 2014.

Watch – Burkha-clad Pakistani woman calls Polio vaccine poisonous, says its a conspiracy to destroy Muslims

Watch – Burkha-clad Pakistani woman calls Polio vaccine poisonous, says its a conspiracy to destroy Muslims

At a time when the world is highly concerned about eradicating Polio from the planet completely, a Pakistani woman believes it is a conspiracy by Jewish and Christian communities against Muslims.

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV): A new tool in the fight against polio – Watch to know more about it!

IPV is an injectable form of polio vaccine which can be administered alone or in combination with other vaccines.

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

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'.

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

Immunization or vaccination protects the child from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

This vaccine switch may soon make polio history

The transmission of type 2 polio was eradicated in 1999, meaning immunising against it now is pointless.

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

 Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday.

World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016

An official says the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden Syria, Iraq and Somalia by immunizing millions of children over two years.

Tamil Nadu: 70 lakh kids to get polio vaccination

The state government has set up over 43,000 booths across the state, including at primary health centres, for administering the vaccine drops to over 70 lakh children, an official release said.

India to switch to bivalent polio vaccine

Type 2 of wild polio virus has been eradicated worldwide long time back.

Southeast Asian countries urged to prevent polio resurfacing

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged the southeast Asian countries to ensure all necessary steps are taken to prevent the resurfacing of polio cases in the region.

Injectable vaccine to prevent re-emergence of polio launched

The children will continue to receive OPV (polio drops) dose under routine immunisation and in pulse polio campaigns till they are 5 years of age.