according to India is expected to roll out Pfizer’s 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV), Prevnar13, as part of its universal immunization programme this year.
Klugman speaks toabout how the government can succeed in combating pneumonia and related threats of antibiotic resistance with this launch.
The vaccine, procured from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) at $3.2-3.3 (Rs218-225) per dose, can prevent over half of pneumonia-related deaths in India, according to.
If there are scientific problems, then they absolutely have to be dealt with.
And this is all just in pneumonia.We generally try to fund scientific engagements with India where we can help Indian companies to manufacture or groups to do surveillance.
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as informed in Discussions are now on between the health ministry, the Gates Foundation and PHFI on the future role of ITSU.Raman told ET that “the next phase of association has not been decided”.
This Immunization Technical Support Unit is fully managed by the Ministry.
NTAGI member NK Arora and PHFI also confirmed the development.Members of the steering group aren’t authorised to speak to the media.
One of the tasks that the Ministry has allotted to ITSU is to provide secretarial support to the NTAGI, among its other responsibilities.
It caters to approximately 27 million infants and 30 million pregnant women annually free of cost.The Gates Foundation-ITSU relationship formally ends on February 28.
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