News

Below are a series of updates from the programme and links to a selection of stories and articles produced by journalists who have attended workshops.

India pushes new single shot Measles-Rubella vaccine, faces resistance

This article is a summary of coverage on the Measles-Rubella vaccination drive, based on stories produced by journalists from different publications, all of whom had attended a training workshop jointly organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and UNICEF India.

Muslim cleric, a pillar of UP’s anti-polio drive, to now push for measles-rubella vaccination

Sangeeta Barooah wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister calls for encephalitis surveillance akin to successful anti-polio drive

Shailvee Sharda wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Rumours are becoming the biggest hurdle in immunisation drives

Sanchita Sharma wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Parents’ ignorance to blame for most of Uttar Pradesh vaccination misses

Shailvee Sharda wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Japanese Encephalitis – India’s costly delay in giving it attention?

Dr Muzaffar Husain Ghazali wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Uttar Pradesh to get free pneumococcal conjugate vaccines to tackle pneumonia

Shailvee Sharda wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Breastfeeding is good for your baby and for the state!

Krishna Ranjan wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Uttar Pradesh way behind in child healthcare

Lokesh Verma wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Malnutrition and Obesity co-exist in this place; a rich-poor divide

Amar Ujala wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link

Training in public health communication a must for reliable media reports

K.G.Suresh, Director-General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, outlines the need to bridge the skills gap in reporting on health.

Use charm to broach the subject of immunisation

This article was written by a participant following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Mission Indradhanush needs the commitment shown in the polio eradication drive

Alka Arya wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Centre orders 3.7 million doses of diarrhea vaccine that doesn’t need refrigeration

Jyoti Shelar wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

UNICEF reached out to almost half of the world’s under-5 in need of vaccines

Aarti Dhar, a leading mentor of the programme, wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Launched Under Universal Immunisation

Aarti Dahr wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Jharkhand – a sad example of India’s malnutrition problem

Alka Arya wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Schoolbags as message boards to encourage deworming

Bhaskar News wrote about this after a member of their team attended a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

India to tackle emerging problem of drug resistance on ‘Mission mode’

Aarti Dhar, a leading mentor in the programme, wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

Himalayan nomadic tribes do not have access to India’s preventive vaccination drives

The Pithoragarh bureau of Amar Ujala wrote about this after a member of their team attended a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

India’s vaccine choices for immunisation programme have no external influence says Health Minister

Sushmi Dey wrote about this following a workshop organised by UNICEF India and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Find out more by clicking the link.

India child immunisation drive gathers speed, but faces bumps

India has made good progress in the mission to save its infant and child population from preventable diseases and death through its immunisation programmes, but lack of awareness, misconceptions, lack of reach and health staff shortage remain key challenges in getting every child into the protective net, according to reports from different Indian states.

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Workshops on health reporting for media industry

The first round of workshops introducing participants to the fundamentals of public health reporting, with a specific focus on Routine Immunisation in India, and 60 participants have been trained