World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap

21 April 2016 -- Immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths annually; however, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global vaccination coverage improves. Today nearly 1 in 5 children worldwide are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases. During World Immunization Week 2016, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps needed to meet global vaccination targets by 2020.

World Health Day 2016: WHO urges to scale-up prevention, strengthen care and enhance surveillance to beat diabetes

To create greater awareness about the theme of World Health Day 2016, Beat Diabetes, the WHO Country Office for India in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India organized a national consultation on 7 April 2015 at New Delhi.

Fast tracking access to quality TB diagnosis and treatment

Calling for accelerated efforts to combating TB in the country, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr J.P. Nadda launched a wide range of new tools and guidelines at an international consultation on Fast tracking access to quality diagnosis and treatment.

Second Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

WHO/S. Setiogi

8 March 2016 -- Since the Emergency Committee on Zika virus first met on 1 February, substantial new research has provided increasing evidence of a causal relationship between Zika virus and the occurrence of fetal malformations and neurological disorders. The Committee gave recommendations on surveillance, vector control, risk communication, clinical care, travel measures for pregnant women, research and product development.


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