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Healthcare has a new vision for all

India has made remarkable progress in healthcare; the nation is much healthier today. Several diseases including polio, smallpox and guinea worm have been eradicated successfully. Besides, there is a sharp reduction in IMR (infant mortality rate), MMR (maternal mortality ratio), low mortality due to TB and malaria and significant decrease in HIV infections and AIDS-related […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Govt steps to check early age pregnancies

Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 28 – The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Regional Resource Centre for the North Eastern States branch of National Health Systems Resource Centre organised a regional review programme on the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) in NE states here earlier this week.

Dr Veena Dhawan of the Ministry […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assam govt launches Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan scheme to curb infant mortality rate

Guwahati: With a horrible infant mortality rate (IMR), maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and having missed out on reaching the IMR target of 25 per 1000 live births, set by the millennium development goals (MDG) in 2015, Assam on Thursday saw the launch of Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) across all districts in the state, […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a healthy future for children

Steps towards safe tomorrow: India is a great story of vaccination success, thanks to a capable surveillance system the country is now free from polio

New health policy will achieve national health goals

We all know that our health is influenced by the environment around us and our lifestyle. At one time our ancestors were scared of […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UNICEF’s Workshop Breaks Myths Related to Health Awareness, Offers a New Picture

New Delhi: The most important things in the world are good health and human life. As responsible citizens, we must not only be aware of the importance of good health, but should also spread this awareness among the lower strata of the society and to all those who are oblivious to it. This is especially […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Timely immunization boosts a child’s immunity

Gist: Complete and timely immunization of children boosts their immunity and protects them against diseases. Vaccination has successfully eradicated some diseases and universal access to vaccine has led to a sharp reduction in the incidence of many vaccine-preventable fatal diseases like diphtheria and whooping cough. In India, the rise in vaccination coverage in past 10 […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2.5 million vaccines procured by UNICEF

Gist: A data released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that UNICEF is the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world, yet millions of children in India and also around the world miss out on full vaccinations every year. The UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines as the lead procurement agency […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All children have the right to be safe from deadly diseases, says Robin Nandy, Chief of Immunisation at UNICEF

Gist: The World Immunization Week, a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases is organized every year in the last week of April. In India, Mission Indradhanush Immunization Programme, launched in December 2014 by the Union Government aims to achieve more than 90% coverage of vaccination by […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UNICEF is the global leader in vaccine supply

Gist: UNICEF is one of the largest buyers of vaccines. In 2016, the organization procured 2.5 billion doses spent $757 million to provide 2.5 billion doses of vaccines and provided immunization to nearly 50 per cent of the world’s under-5 children in 100 countries. This information was revealed during the third Immunization Week. Nigeria, Pakistan, […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunisation

As a part of the initiative, which is being termed as the phase-IV of the programme, the government aims to vaccinate those children who were missed out during the routine vaccination or in the earlier phases, Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner (Immunisation) said.
New Delhi: The government has identified 254 districts spread across 28 states to enhance its immunization coverage […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments