Mission Indradhanush Praised, As Global Report Show Great Change in India’s vaccination Drive

Mission Indradhanush: After removing polio from its roots from India. Now India gas set his eyes towards pneumonia and diarrhoea. India’s Mission Indradhanush has gained the praises. The global report came and India has shown great work among 15 countries. In the report, the countries were analyzed on the basis of efforts being done on fighting the two diseases pneumonia and diarrhoea. These diseases are the prominent killers of children under age of 5.

The International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published the report, which analyzes what progress is being made from these countries fighting the two diseases.

The report evaluated that India’s work against fighting diseases among 15 countries is largest. India showed seven-point increment in the score of Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD). The result concluded that the changes which are done in covering the Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (Hib) (+35%),  measles vaccine (MCV1) (+1%), rotavirus vaccine (RVV) (+4%) and three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTP3) (+1%). This result showcases India performance in increasing the number of vaccinated children at substantial rates.

Seeing last year’ report, which concluded that In India one child dies every minute of either pneumonia or diarrhoea.

Mission Indradhanush launched in 2014. It’s a vaccination programme and plan was to make sure to cover vaccination of children and increase the slow rate of vaccine coverage. The aim of mission indradhanush is to get children under the age of 2 vaccinated from the seven preventable diseases. Later which was expanded as new vaccines are added. With Mission Indradhanush, India seems to be focused and concerned about nation’s health. In the four phases, Mission Indradhanush has targeted 25 million children in over 500 districts and also introduce new vaccines which increased the score of India on GAPPD 2017, said in the report. The report came as a good news for India’s Mission Indradhanush. The government now changed the deadline to December 2018 which was first 2020.

The 15 countries which were there in the assessment are India, Bangladesh, Niger Somalia, Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chad, China.

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