August 5, 2011

NEWS / PRINT / TRAINING: IGNOU, UNICEF sensitise scribes on infant deaths

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) along with UNICEF sensitised media personnel on the high infant mortality and low immunisation levels in Madhya Pradesh, a statement said Thursday.

"A 20-member team comprising national, state and district level media visited Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and observed the low rate of routine immunisation and high infant mortality in the state," a varsity official said.

The journalists visited the state-of-the-art special care newborn units, set-up by the National Rural Health Mision (NRHM) and UNICEF, as well as the cold chain vaccine storage units in the district.

According to IGNOU, the visit was part of second phase of its partnership with UNICEF launched a month ago to address the issue.

The journalists got a first-hand experience about the micro-planning involved in the handling of cold chain equipment that maintains vaccines at right temperatures.

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