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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

India to celebrated silver Jubilee of Pulse Polio Programme on 31 October

The month of October 2019 marks 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme in India. The Silver Jubilee of the Pulse Polio Programme is to be celebrated on 31 October 2019. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is to organize an event at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, Janpath, New Delhi. Polio Free India: India was declared Polio free in 2014. India achieved this feat through strong Government leadership, hard work and dedication of frontline health workforce, community and religious influencers, health officials, state governments, civil society organizations, professional bodies like Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) etc., international partners such as World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the countrymen. Pulse Polio Programme: In India, the Pulse Polio Immunization programme was launched in 1995. Under the Pulse Polio Programme, polio drops would be administered to children less than five years of age.  Aim: The programme aims to protect children from polio disease. The programme conducts two nationwide mass polio vaccination campaigns and two to three sub-national campaigns each year.  The last reported cases of polio in India were from West Bengal and Gujarat on 13 January 2011. In 2019, more than 17 crore children across the country were administered polio drops. Polio: Polio is also is known as poliomyelitis. It is is a highly contagious viral disease caused by Poliovirus. It attacks the nervous system. Children younger than five years old contract the virus than any other age group of people. Poliovirus spreads by means of food or water containing human feces and less commonly from infected saliva.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today The month of October 2019 marks 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme in India. The Silver Jubilee of the Pulse Polio Programme is to be celebrated on 31 October 2019. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is to organize an event at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, Janpath, New Delhi. Polio Free India: India was declared Polio free in 2014. India achieved this feat through strong Government leadership, hard work and dedication of frontline health workforce, community and religious influencers, health officials, state governments, civil society organizations, professional bodies like Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) etc., international partners such as World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the countrymen. Pulse Polio Programme: In India, the Pulse Polio Immunization programme was launched in 1995. Under the Pulse Polio Programme, polio drops would be administered to children less than five years of age.  Aim: The programme aims to protect children from polio disease. The programme conducts two nationwide mass polio vaccination campaigns and two to three sub-national campaigns each year.  The last reported cases of polio in India were from West Bengal and Gujarat on 13 January 2011. In 2019, more than 17 crore children across the country were administered polio drops. Polio: Polio is also is known as poliomyelitis. It is is a highly contagious viral disease caused by Poliovirus. It attacks the nervous system. Children younger than five years old contract the virus than any other age group of people. Poliovirus spreads by means of food or water containing human feces and less commonly from infected saliva. https://ift.tt/2pNpG9u

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