Polio Free Current Affairs, GK & News
On January 19, 2020, the National Immunization Day (NID) was observed all over India as a part of Pulse Polio Programme, 2020. Around 17.4 crore children of age less than 5 hears were administered polio drops to sustain polio eradication in India. Highlights India has eradicated polio completely in 2012. In order to sustain the ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Topics: injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine • national immunization day • Oral Polio Vaccine • Polio • Polio Drops • Polio eradication • Polio Free • Pulse Polio Immunization • Pulse Polio Programme • WHO
The Pakistan Government decided to import Polio markers from India recently. The Government had suspended the trade with New Delhi for months after abrogation of Article 370. Highlights There are three countries in the world where Polio is still endemic. It includes Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. As of December 2019, there have been 111 documented ..
The government has launched the Pulse Polio Programme 2019. Under the programme, polio drops would be administered to children less than five years of age. Pulse Polio Program 2019 As part of the Pulse Polio Program 2019 more than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be administered polio drops. ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have reiterated India’s status as polio-free country. This comes in backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 polio virus. Key Facts The two global agencies held that risk of children getting vaccine derived poliovirus was minimal in India because ..