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Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

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Gagandeep Kang becomes India’s first female scientist to be elected Royal Society Fellow

The Royal Society of London has announced a list of 51 eminent scientists elected to its fellowship in the year 2019. Among these is Dr. Gagandeep Kang, who is now with the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. With this feat, Dr. Kang has become the India’s first female scientist to be elected to ..

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Rotavac becomes India’s first indigenously developed vaccine to be pre-qualified by WHO

India’s first indigenously developed vaccine “Rotavac” has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). To be “pre-qualified” means that the vaccine can be sold internationally to several countries in Africa and South America. The vaccine was developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited (BBL) and was included in India’s national immunisation programme. The Rotavac ..

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Rotavirus infection: India amid 5 countries with highest number of Deaths

As per the latest edition of the Lancet Infectious Diseases magazine, nearly 1 Lakh below the age of 5 years died of diarrhoea ascribable to rotavirus infection in India in 2008, accounting for 22% of the total deaths reported worldwide in 2008. Five countries accounting for more than half of all deaths attributable to such ..

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