Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health
Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab

“This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month, the government [of India] launched the ambitious Mission Indradhanush Campaign that aims to ensure all Indian children are fully immunized by 2020. … India’s success with polio will be remembered in the history of public health for generations to come. We can repeat this success with other vaccines against life-threatening and crippling diseases if we once again work together — NGOs, governments, health workers, and the media — to empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children” (4/24).