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In the wake of 21 infants dying after receiving Pentavalent vaccine in the country, the government will conduct a study to ascertain its safety. The government will soon set up a national-level Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) Committee that will launch a study on the safety and effectiveness of Pentavalent vaccine and will go into background of ..
As per World Health Organisation (WHO), only 19% countries of 199 countries, subscribing to the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes have passed laws incorporating all Code’s recommendations. In India 46 % of infants are exclusively breastfed in their first six months and there are stringent laws against marketing of breast milk substitutes. Mothers are often ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2013
The Department of Yoga Therapy and Training of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) has been designated as WHO Collaborating Centre in Traditional Medicine for a period of four years. MDNIY had started collaborating with WHO Country Office in 2008 under the biennium programme of traditional medicine and developed Yoga Resource Centre and brought ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2013
India’s capital New Delhi has got rid of Leprosy as a public health problem, as the incidence rate of leprosy has declined from 4.5 cases per 10,000 of population in 2001 to 0.8 cases at present. As per WHO guidelines, when the number of leprosy patients gets reduced to below 1 case per 10,000 populations, ..
WHO (World Health Organization) has approved that India’s national regulatory authority — Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) — and its affiliated institutions meet the prescribed international benchmarks. What does this move mean? India, with 12 major manufacturing facilities, is a major vaccine producer and exporter of vaccine to nearly 150 countries. Two-thirds of the ..