24 Mar Gates for introducing new vaccines to combat measles, diarrhoea
Posted at 20:16h in News
Shoumojit Banerjee, The Hindu
Philanthropist and software titan Bill Gates on Wednesday said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were in talks with the Government of India to introduce new vaccines to bolster the rate of immunisation in the National Rural Health Mission programme.
In Bihar to visit community health workers and State officials to witness first-hand the launch of a five-year $80 million grant, Mr. Gates talked of discussions with the Government of India to introduce new vaccines to combat measles, diarrhea and pneumonia, specifically mentioning the introduction of the Pentavalent five-in-one vaccine in the Indian health scene.