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Measles outbreaks continue unabated: WHO

Measles outbreaks continue unabated Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  In News: (Measles outbreaks continue unabated) In 2018, measles caused an estimated 10 million cases and 1,42,000 deaths globally, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Children under the age of five accounted for most of the 1,42,000 people who died from measles in …

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Governance Bytes: Mission Indradhanush

87% of India covered under immunization programme – (Mission Indradhanush) Approx Read Time: 2 minutes In News: Mission Indradhanush, launched in December 2014, has pulled up India’s immunization coverage significantly to 87 percent, as per the Union Joint Secretary (Health). However, a larger survey has been commissioned to verify the latest data. News Summary: Earlier …

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