Vaccine battle among countries 

Source: Click here Syllabus: GS 2 – Health related issues Synopsis: Countries should refrain from engaging in vaccine battles and focus on global cooperation. Introduction  Almost all countries across the globe are in need of access to vaccines. But the developed countries are mindlessly collecting approved vaccines. Only the countries in the global south like… Continue reading Vaccine battle among countries 

Explained: What’s at stake in India’s biggest ever trial of tuberculosis vaccines

Recently,the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis(TB) vaccines. The two vaccines being tested in the trial are (a)Immuvac which is also known as mycobacterium indicus pranii or MIP and (b)VPM1002. Currently,Bacille Calmette-Guerin(BCG) vaccine is used in the routine Expanded Programme of Immunisation(EPI) in countries across the… Continue reading Explained: What’s at stake in India’s biggest ever trial of tuberculosis vaccines