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Immunization saves millions of lives in World

Kolkata, Dec 8 (UNI) Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely

recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health

interventions.

Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated

children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal

diseases.

Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations, and most

likely have never been seen by the health system.

World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to

highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is

protected from vaccine-preventable diseases..

To do so, governments must invest in immunization efforts, advocates

must make vaccines a priority, and people must get themselves and their

families vaccinated.

The goal of World Immunization Week 2018 is to urge greater action on

immunization around the world, with a particular focus on spotlighting the

role that everyone can play in this effort, from donors to individuals.

As part of the 2018 campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and

partners aim to highlight the importance of immunization, and the remaining

gaps in global coverage, underscore the value of vaccines to target donor

countries and the importance of investing in immunization efforts and

highlight the ways in which everyone – from donors to individuals – can and

must drive vaccine progress.

Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable

diseases including cervical cancer, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps,

pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella

and tetanus.

Global vaccination coverage has stalled at 86 per cent, with no significant

changes during the past year. Uptake of new and underused vaccines is

increasing.

Immunization averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year from

diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles; however, an

additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global vaccination coverage

improves.

Global vaccination coverage – the proportion of the world’s children who

receive recommended vaccines – has stalled over the past few years.

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WHO recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in 2018- 2019

WHO recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in 2018- 2019

23 Feb 2018 | 12:05 PM

Kolkata, Feb 23 (UNI) The World Health Organization ( WHO) convenes technical consultations in February and September each year to recommend viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines for the northern and southern hemisphere influenza seasons, respectively.

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AHRS announced affordable healthcare to poorer sections of society in T-IV cities in Bengal

AHRS announced affordable healthcare to poorer sections of society in T-IV cities in Bengal

21 Feb 2018 | 2:49 PM

Kolkata, Feb 21 (UNI) Agile Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services Pvt Ltd (AHRS), promoted
by a group of UK-Based doctors of Indian origin has entered in to a strategic collaboration
with Kolkata-head quartered Glocal Healthcare Services to offer Telemedicine based
Primary Healthcare across Tier IV towns in India as also Market and Implement Glocal’s
Digital Dispensaries in U.

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By 2020, Oral Cancer will cause 30% death due to limited awareness

By 2020, Oral Cancer will cause 30% death due to limited awareness

19 Feb 2018 | 2:20 PM

Kolkata, Feb 19 (UNI) Oral cancer is solely responsible for the highest number of cancer deaths in India in comparison to any other country in the world.

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Musculoskeletal conditions, second largest contributor to disability worldwide

Musculoskeletal conditions, second largest contributor to disability worldwide

19 Feb 2018 | 12:15 PM

Kolkata, Feb 19 (UNI) Musculoskeletal conditions are the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, with lower back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.

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250 Renal Transplants conducted at SKIMS

250 Renal Transplants conducted at SKIMS

17 Feb 2018 | 5:11 PM

Srinagar, Feb 17 (UNI) The department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit (KTU) at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has successfully conducted record 250 kidney transplants till date, making it at par with any other centre in the country, an officiual of the institute said here on Saturday.

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