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Mission India Foundation organizes MMR Vaccination Camp
Immunization Program (DIP). Describing the details of MIF activities in India, Dr. Nitender Goyal, a resident physician based in Boston and closely associated with Mission India Foundation, said that the local team in India consists of an Operations Manager and a certified health care worker (ANM). Mission India . Foundation provides vaccination services to kids at their Vaccination Clinic located in the heart of the city and by visiting the villages. The health. team goes to the surrounding villages 3 times a week, thus providing vaccines to kids at their doorstep! Mission India Foundation has allied with Aanganwaadi workers to reach more and more kids. Mission India Foundations' Board Member Dr. Ved p. Yadav supervises the overall project in India. Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat of Springfield, IL who has been tracking the progress of MMR Vaccination drive since inception, elaborated that Mission India Foundation will expand its activities to other areas after successfully completing its MMR Vaccination drive in Narnaul area. It also plans to include other vaccines that are not easily available to kids in India, for example typhoid vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine. For details of Mission India Foundation's activities, visit the website at www.MIFusa.org
Chicago-based non profit Mission India Foundation (www. MIFusa.org) recently organized a MMR Vaccination Camp in the village of Niwaznagar in Narnaul city of Haryana. 123 kids were provided MMR vaccine free of cost on this occasion. Describing the details of the MMR vaccination project, Chicago-based Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada said that Mission India Foundation has launched an ambitious project of providing 4000 kids with MMR vaccines in Narnaul region of India. The project was launched on April 7, 2010 (World Health Day) and so far, 906 vaccines have been given. The MMR vaccines are given free of cost to the kids in rural areas. Dr. Raizada recently visited the project site in India and ex-
pressed satisfaction at the MMR drive. Dr. Meghana Arum, who is a Board Member at Mission India Foundation and also teaches pharmacy at Midwestern University, hopes that MMR vaccination drive will not only have huge preventive implications in terms of disease prevention, but also create awareness about the vaccines in rural areas of India. MMR vaccine provides protection against 3 diseases namely Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Although Indian Academy of Pediatrics representing a national level academic organization of pediatricians has recommended that MMR vaccine be a part of the Immunization schedule in India, the vaccine is still not a part of the government's Universal