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5th January 2017
All IMA members should Support MR Campaign
 
India, along with other WHO-SEAR countries, in September 2013, resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome by 2020. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has introduced Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) as Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. 
 
The MR vaccination campaign is scheduled from February 7 to February 24 and will cover the city schools in its first week. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Puducherry and Lakshadweep are places where the vaccine will be introduced.
MR vaccine is a single injection and administered by trained professionals. The vaccinations will be free of cost and will target children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years. It is a single injection combined and administered in two doses: one, for children between 9 to 12 months and the second for children between 16 months and 24 months.
 
Unlike the polio drops campaign, every child between the age of 9 months and 15 years needs to reach the booth for the vaccination.
 
Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA and HCFI
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Every preventable newborn death must be audited: IMA 

IMA organises a workshop on Newborn Care in association with the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) and Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI).

New Delhi, Jan 04, 2017: The Newborn care workshop organised in by IMA today in association with the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) and Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) highlighted some critical issues in the context of neonatal and infant healthcare. India ranks the topmost among countries with the highest number of child deaths in the world. In 2015, 1.2 million of the world’s total 5.9 million child deaths, (48% per 1000) live births occurred in India.
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