India does not currently see mumps as being enough of a public health issue to add a vaccine for the disease to its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Shabnam Begum, a Video Volunteer Community Correspondent and former teacher, wants to change this.
Mumps is an acute viral infection that predominantly affects young children. The disease can lead to severe complications including deafness, orchitis, oophoritis, pancreatitis and meningoencephalitis. The disease is entirely vaccine preventable, though the vaccine is currently not part of India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Consequently the vaccine is available for private purchase, but its provision […]
In many countries a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is a standardised vaccine provided to all children. India has in recent years run extensive measles and rubella vaccination campaigns. However, it continues to neglect to add mumps to this list. Mumps can result in a number of severe and even fatal complications. It most […]