Immunisation

  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John 26-04-2013 05:14 PM

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other life-threatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue....
  • Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots 06-12-2011 05:06 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will on Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from five life-threatening diseases. The pentavalent vaccine will replace the current hepatitis B and DPT primary vaccines schedule in the immunisation programme. The...
  • UN welcomes $ 4.3 billion raised for vaccines 14-06-2011 07:19 PM

    United Nations: UNICEF on Tuesday welcomed $4.3 billion raised from public and private donors at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in London. International donors at the conference on Monday pledged $ 4.3 billion to vaccinate nearly 250 million children against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and...
  • UK, Bill Gates pledge $ 2.3bn for child vaccine 13-06-2011 07:04 PM

    London: Britain and Bill Gates on Monday joined hands to pledge more than $ 2.3 billion to vaccinate over 80 million children against preventable conditions such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in poor nations by 2015. British Prime Minister David Cameron told the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), a...
  • UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time 29-05-2011 07:38 AM

    Trenton: UNICEF is for the first time publicising what drugmakers charge it for vaccines, as the world's biggest buyer of lifesaving immunisations aims to spark price competition in the face of rising costs. UNICEF posted on its website the actual prices that it has paid individual drugmakers for 16 vaccines...
  • No data to monitor health care programmes in India 15-09-2009 06:57 PM

    Most cases of medical negligence in India go unreported. ...
  • Getting vaccinated is not just for the kids 09-01-2008 10:47 AM

    Colombo: New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori was shocked when he discovered Monday that a used wicket is being prepared for the World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka. "They've told us we're playing on the same one as England which is very surprising for us," Vettori said on the eve of...