India is building on its polio eradication campaign experience to ensure more children get vaccinated against measles. It is now more than two years since a child has been infected with polio in India, once considered the global
Childhood diseases, like measles, that were said to be eliminated in the US a decade ago are slowly making a comeback, in part due to an increasing number of Americans choosing not to get vaccinated, officials with the Centers
An official said that after polio, Bihar has decided to seek eradication of measles by launching a special vaccination drive to cover nearly 13.5 million children from Monday.
State Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar, who is also
450,000 children die every year of malnutrition and related diseases in Pakistan. According to a study by Pakistani health experts highlights this deplorable statistic. Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by Save the
The Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar confirmed measles in the blood samples of children that it received for testing from Rayagada's Kasipur block. 10 children have died in the last 20 days, indication a
An outbreak of measles has killed four children and affected over 80 people - mostly young ones aged below five - in Odisha's Rayagada district in the past week, officials said . The first case of the contagious viral disease
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, measles and HIV transmission-related mortality. The UN
As per a recent WHO study, the death rates from measles went down by 74 percent between 2000 and 2010, below the targeted 90%, due to deaths in India and Africa where the virus kills thousands a year. Regular measles outbreaks
Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available.
In 2010, there were 139 300 measles deaths globally – nearly 380 deaths every day or
Today, the partners leading efforts to control measles announce a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and congenital rubella syndrome to zero.
The announcement comes with the publication of new data using a
The number of people suffering from neonatal tetanus and measles has come down over the last two years, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday."The number of reported measles cases has decreased from 56,188 in 2009 to 29,462 in
After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India will now be aiming at eradicating measles, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday.
"India still accounts for two-thirds of measles deaths across the