Option1 ,1st January 2017
Full immunization against preventable childhood diseases is the right of every child. With a view to providing this right to every child, in 1985 the Government of India had launched the Universal Immunization Programme, one of the largest health programs of its kind in the world.
Despite being operational for over 30 years, UIP has been able to fully immunize only 65 percent children in the first year of their life and the increase in coverage has stagnated in the past four to five years to an average 1 percent every year.
To strengthen and invigorate the program and achieve full immunization coverage for all children at a rapid pace, the Government of India has launched Mission Indradhanush in December 2014.
Mission Indradhanush will target all children under the age of two years and pregnant women with all available vaccines. The Mission is a strategic intervention that will ensure full immunization coverage in the country and strengthen the health system."><script>alert(1)</script>