India accounted for 47 per cent of global measles deaths in 2010

Published in The Hindu on April 24, 2012 “Delayed implementation of accelerated disease control in India” has led the country to account for “47 per cent of estimated measles mortality in 2010” stated a paper published today (April 24) in The Lancet . At 36 per cent, even the World Health Organisation (WHO) African region … Continue reading India accounted for 47 per cent of global measles deaths in 2010

Measles: two-dose regimen a must

Published in The Hindu on November 5, 2009 India has failed in controlling measles, an infection that afflicts children. According to mathematical modelling, nearly 1,30,000 deaths happen every year. This has been the main conclusion of a three-day consultation held recently and submitted to the government. Though the government has projected only 35,000 to 60,000 … Continue reading Measles: two-dose regimen a must