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More than 17 crore children to be given polio drops during...

Strengthening of immunization programme has contributed significantly to the decline of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country. More than 3.39 crore children and 87 lakh pregnant women have been vaccinated through Mission Indradhanush drives.......

Maharashtra to vaccinate 3.37 crore kids against measles, rubella

The state government's campaign that begins on 27th November, is part of a pledge by India and 10 other South East Asia region-member countries of the World Health Organization, to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome by 2020...……...

Soybased nutrition feeding improved health of malnourished children in Madhya Pradesh

After continuous supplementation of these soy products (20 g Soysattu, or 20 g soynuts or 25g soybiscuits/ day) for last 12 months, significant improvement was observed in the health of malnourished children in the state................

A partnership to protect newborns from viral hepatitis B

The National Liver Foundation and Mumbai Obstetric and Gynaecological Association have joined hands to ensure that no child is left unprotected at birth for the lack of being administered a free hepatitis B vaccine shot...………….

India’s smallest baby survives!

Cherry with birth weight of 375 grams is the smallest surviving baby in South East Asia who underwent through complications and a stay of 128 days in the hospital before recovering and being discharged...…………..

Govt announces 3,000 additional Atal Tinkering Labs

Atal Tinkering Laboratories programme under NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission is expected to reach every district of the country soon..............

Genetic carrier testing key to reducing occurrence of Thalassemia, say doctors

Would-be parents, who are carriers of the disease, are at a greater risk of having a child with Thalassemia Major, especially if they are married to another person who is also a carrier...........

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission to partner SAP for fosterting innovation

SAP will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for five years to nurture the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning among secondary school children across India..............

India to soon have its National Surrogacy Board

The union government has approved the plan to amend surrogacy (regulation) bill, 2016 to ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian infertile couples................

Health ministry conducts national-wide deworming campaign

The National Deworming Day is a single fixed-day approach to treating intestinal worm infections in all children aged 1- 19 years and is held on 10 February and 10 August each year...............