Rotavirus vaccine: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

11th Annual Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report

Published: November 13, 2020

On November 12, 2020, on the occasion of the World Pneumonia Day, the International Vaccines Access Centre released the 11th Annual Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report. According to the report, India has made significant progress in vaccination coverage to prevent Diarrhoea and Pneumonia. Key Findings of the report According to the report, India has achieved ..

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What Immunization Programme Mechanism will GoI use to distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

Published: September 19, 2020

The Government of India is to use the Universal Immunization Programme mechanism to distribute covid-19 vaccines in the country. This was announced by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during his address in the Lok Sabha. Universal Immunization Programme Under the Universal Immunization Programme, the Government of India provides several vaccines to infants, pregnant women, ..

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India-US to begin joint Ayurvedic Clinical trials for COVID-19

Published: July 9, 2020

On July 9, 2020, India and United States began joint Ayurvedic Clinical trials against COVID-19. The joint research is to be supported by the Indo-US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF). Highlights There are three ongoing collaborations between US-based institutions and India Vaccine companies. Other Projects Both the countries have been conducting several such projects. This includes ..

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Harsh Vardhan inaugurates World Conference on Access to Medical Products

Published: November 20, 2019

On 19 Nov, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurates the ‘ 2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030’.  The conference was launched with the objective to track the progress on recommendations from the 2018 World Conference for access to medical products for achieving UHC in ..

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Government announces expansion of rotavirus vaccine in 5 states

Published: February 21, 2017

The Union Government has announced the expansion of rotavirus vaccine in five additional states under Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). They are Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The announcement comes after 38 lakh children were vaccinated when the vaccine was first introduced in four states – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.  ..

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