The immunization drive in India is aimed at introducing advanced vaccines all across the country to strengthen the immune system against serious health conditions and diseases.
This a vast topic and is crucial for all IAS exam aspirants.
What is the Indradhanush vaccine?
Mission Indradhanush is a major health mission by the government of India launched on @5 December 2014. The scheme seeks to drive towards 90% full immunization coverage of India and sustain the same by 2020.
What is the vaccine alliance Gavi?
Gavi is an international organization – a global Vaccine Alliance, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. It was created in 2000. It is situated in Geneva, Switzerland.
How does GAVI work?
The Gavi team will create a joint action plan with the government, marking out specific milestones and timelines, and providing targeted release of funds.
There will also be an active communication programme to take the message of vaccination to people and explain the benefits of the new vaccine.