Gurgaon: The health department has vaccinated 3,500 children in the entire district under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) drive, thus achieving a target of 100 per cent.

Jaipur: From March, children of the state will get a shield to protect themselves from fatal pneumococcal pneumonia.

Most child deaths in India occur from treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications at birth.

JOHANNESBURG – The World Health Organization (WHO) says one in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard leading to tens of thousands of deaths.

Approximately 10.5% of medicines in low and middle income countries including India are sub-standard and falsified, said WHO in this report.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday launched a policy on prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance to help promote prudent use of antimicrobial agents.

Nigeria failed to meet targets for pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention and treatment, according to a progress report by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC).

CHENNAI: Although pneumonia kills one child under five every two minutes in India, the disease is preventable -through vaccines, healthy lifestyle and timely medical intervention -say doctors from

Save the Children International, in collaboration with Lagos State Government and other human interest organisations have launched a global report on Pneumonia.

This report focuses on what is now the single biggest cause of child deaths through infectious disease. Pneumonia is a disease of poverty. Fatalities are concentrated in the world’s poorest countries. Within those countries it is the poorest and most disadvantaged children who face the greatest risks.

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