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Health Ministry signs MoU with Rotary India for concerted efforts on immunization

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The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rotary India here yesterday for concerted efforts towards achieving the immunization target.
 
The MoU was signed by Ms. Vandana Gurnani, Joint Secretary (RCH) in the Ministry and Mr. Deepak Kapur, Chairman, Rotary International India National PolioPlus, at a ceremony presided over by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda.  
 
An official press release said that the MoU would provide support and accelerate the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush and Intensified Mission Indradhanush.
 
The key areas for collaboration will be the social mobilization of beneficiaries, especially in urban slums and underserved areas having no mobilizers. It would provide support to the members of NCC, NYK, NSS and so on in their efforts of community mobilization through incentives like refreshments and mementoes during the sessions.
 
Advocacy and steps for generating awareness will be undertaken through innovative approaches and involving private practitioners and local leaders for Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush, Intensified Mission Indradhanush and Measles-Rubella, the release said.
 
"The collaboration between Rotary International India National Polio Plus Committee in India and the Health Ministry will support the efforts of the states and the districts for advocacy and community mobilization for Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush, Intensified Mission Indradhanush and Measles-Rubella," the release added.
 
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