National Regulatory Authority of India meets WHO international standards for vaccine regulations

A World Health Organization (WHO) led team of international experts from several countries has affirmed that the National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA) and affiliated institutions meet the WHO published indicators for a functional vaccine regulatory system.

India launches one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns against Measles and Rubella syndrome with WHO support

India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns against measles and rubella on 5 February 2017. Measles is a major childhood killer disease and rubella causes congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) that is responsible for irreversible birth defects.

WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination visits Chhattisgarh

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Mr Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of The Nippon Foundation visited Chhattisgarh from 1-3 February 2017 to discuss ongoing efforts toward disease control and welfare program for people affected by leprosy and their family members.

Kala-azar slated for elimination by the end of 2017

WHO Country Office for India in collaboration with National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), organized a 'National Meeting on Accelerated Plan for Kala-azar Elimination 2017 and National Workshop on Pharmacovigilance for Vector Borne Diseases’, at New Delhi from 2-4 February 2017.


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