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Swasth Immunised India campaign gets Kareena Kapoor Khan as its ambassador

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been appointed as the ambassador of Swasth Immunised India campaign.
Swasth Immunised India campaign gets Kareena Kapoor Khan as its ambassador
  • The Swasth Immunised India campaign has been launched by Serum Institute of India (SII) and Network 18.

Aims of the Swasth Immunised India campaign:

  • The Swasth Immunised India campaign aims to build a robust campaign aimed at spreading awareness on the importance and benefits of immunisation among the masses.
  • The campaign is aimed at dispelling myths and misconceptions pertaining to the administration of vaccination among Indians.
  • The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of vaccine administration, advocating its acceptance and building a strong immunization outreach in the country.
  • The Swasth Immunised India campaign aims to complement the efforts of the government to reach full immunisation coverage through continuous education and awareness.

What is the significance of immunisation and challenges faced?

  • India's commitment towards vaccination or immunisation has aided in successfully eradicated deadly diseases like Polio and Smallpox.
  • WHO states that immunisation prevents 2-3 million deaths every year.
  • But still, 5 lakh kids die every year in India because of diseases that could have otherewise been prevented by vaccines.
  • India is still home to the highest number of unvaccinated (56%) and incompletely vaccinated children (32%).
  • Prevalence of myths and misconceptions, lack of information and misinformation has hindered the government's efforts to achieve full immunisation.
  • This is resulting in outbreaks of various kinds of illnesses, leading to a growing fatality rate among infants, children and expectant mothers in India.
  • The Swasth Immunised India campaign aims to address these gaps.

Question:

Q. Which Actress has been appointed as the ambassador of Swasth Immunised India campaign?
a. Mahuri Dixit
b. Vidya Balan
c. Kareena Kapoor Khan
d. Deepika Padukone
Swasth Immunised India campaign gets Kareena Kapoor Khan as its ambassador Swasth Immunised India campaign gets Kareena Kapoor Khan as its ambassador Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on February 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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