vaccination campaigns

Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)

July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

1.4 bn at rabies risk in Southeast Asia: WHO

September 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Over 1.4 billion people in the Southeast Asian region are at a potential risk of rabies due to large human and dog concentrations in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Childhood in Africa has many faces

June 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 16 (DPA)­ Simon is eight years old and lives in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. These days he is proudly wearing a football shirt,­ a charitable donation. His mother, a laundry ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India jeopardising global measles death target

December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Nearly 300 children die of measles every day in India, various UN agencies claimed Monday arguing that delayed vaccination policies of the country are jeopardising the 2010 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Afghanistan is world’s worst place to be born: UN

November 20th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 20 (IANS) Afghanistan is the most dangerous place in the world for a child to be born, the UN has said. It is especially dangerous for girls, the UN Children's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Here’s why pandemic flu vaccine programs fail more often than not

October 31st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Public can incorrectly link pandemic vaccination campaigns with coincidental and unrelated health events with the vaccines, thus undermining the effectiveness of such programmes, concludes a new study.Authored by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu vaccine ready, enters Europe

September 25th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Global pharma major Novartis Friday announced it is ready with a swine flu vaccine and has started first deliveries to governments in Europe, giving hopes to people ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

20 million Brits to be vaccinated against swine flu

July 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is reportedly preparing to vaccinate the country's entire population against swine flu.According to The Telegraph, about 20 million people could be inoculated ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Late alert? Mexico denies slow reaction to flu epidemic

April 29th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Andrea Sosa Cabrios Mexico City, April 29 (DPA) Every year as winter approaches, Mexico launches vaccination campaigns against seasonal influenza. The time to watch out is October-February, when the weather is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine shows promise

March 13th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) A tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine can show an effective response with no serious adverse events, according to a new study. "The threat of smallpox bioterrorism has prompted reconsideration of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One-fifth dose of scarce meningitis vaccine as effective as full dose

December 7th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Just one-fifth of the standard dose of a commonly used meningitis vaccine can turn out to be as effective as using the full dose, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

DNA sequencing to help typhoid diagnosis

July 28th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Advanced DNA sequencing technologies will help hone diagnosis and track how typhoid fever spreads and kills 600,000 people every year. The first-ever comprehensive study of multiple samples of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New genome sequencing technology to help track, tackle typhoid

July 28th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 28 (ANI): A first of its kind study on next-generation DNA sequencing technologies has revealed new genetic signatures that may enable researchers to track and tackle typhoid, a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Additional early vaccination may help reduce measles outbreaks

July 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): A new study has found that measles outbreaks in developing countries could be reduced by vaccinating infants at 4.5 months of age as well as at the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Health Assembly hopes India will eradicate P1 poliovirus first

May 26th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The World Health Assembly (WHA) at Geneva hopes that India will be the first polio-endemic country to eradicate the most virulent P1 virus that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine success would prompt rethink in pneumonia care

May 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Pneumonia is the single most lethal killer of children under-five, accounting for a fifth of such deaths worldwide. But if vaccination programmes manage to halve mortality from pneumonia, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India leads global progress on polio eradication: WHO

May 2nd, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India reported over 200 polio cases in the last four months - nevertheless the World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday complimented it for doing much better than other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India global leader in polio eradication: Expert

May 2nd, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): India leads the world in the progress towards the target of polio eradication in 2008 - the most dangerous type 1 poliovirus - and appears closest ... Read more...

Posted in National |