The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, arrived in New York on Friday. He was received at JFK Airport by Dr. S Jaishankar, Ambassador of India in the United States. The Prime Minister was greeted by hundreds of people who were waiting for him at Madison Avenue in New York, close to the hotel where he … Read more
India celebrates a landmark achievement in public health – ‘the victory over polio’. The country has now completed three years without any polio, one of the key pre-requisites for polio-free certification, amidst a very sensitive surveillance system for poliovirus. The celebration is organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to commemorate this great … Read more
As a preventive measure to stop polio virus from coming into India, all travelers from and to Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan would be required to take the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). All travelers coming from these countries to India would need to take OPV six weeks before departure from their country. … Read more
The appreciable developments in the healthcare sector are attributable to the strengthening of the health infrastructure in the country, and a focused approach by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Government has increased budget outlay by 335% to Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for healthcare to achieve universal and inclusive healthcare … Read more
The 54th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology began in Mumbai. The AICOG is the most important annual event on the academic calendar of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India and thereby every specialist involved with women’s health in India. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare … Read more
Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
A comparison of illness and death rates for 13 vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S., before and after use of the vaccine, indicates there have been significant decreases in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths for each of the diseases examined, according to a study in the November 14 issue of JAMA.
Warning that the H5N1 virus responsible for bird flu could still transform itself into the next human influenza pandemic, a senior United Nations specialist has stressed the need to ensure that the world can respond promptly and effectively in the case of an outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children ages 2 to 10 years.
A University of Rochester study brings relief to new parents who, while navigating a jam-packed childhood vaccine schedule, can expect to soothe their newborn through as many as 15 “pokes” by his or her six-month checkup.