The Seminar was organised by Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, the National Medical Journal of India and Forum for Medical Ethics Society.
Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) is a collective of health professionals and workers, many of whom have been trained at leading medical institutions in the country like AIIMS. The organisation has been running a health programme in rural Chhattisgarh in central India for the last sixteen years.
Sama is a resource group based in Delhi, working on issues related to women and health. Sama’s core work areas include Public Health, Access to Medicine, Bioethics, Ethics in Clinical Trials, Reproductive and Medical Technologies, Gender Based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Mental Health and Young Women.
National Medical Journal of India (NMJI) is a bimonthly peer-reviewed online journal published by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES) is a voluntary organisation born out of an effort by a group of concerned doctors to focus attention on the need for ethical norms and practices in health care in India. It publishes the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME).
Highlights from the Seminar Sessions
Session I: Present Status of Children’s Health and Vaccination
Session II: Prioritisation of Interventions for Disease Prevention
Session III: Inclusion of new vaccine in the UIP: How effective are new vaccines?
Session IV: Inclusion of new vaccine in the UIP: Risk assessment and safety of vaccine
Session V: Ethics and Regulations
Session VI: Inclusion of new vaccine in the UIP: Cost effectiveness and Financial issues
Session VII: Inclusion of New Vaccines in the UIP: Health System Preparedness