Pentavalent & Other New Combination Vaccines: Solutions in Search of Problems (Correspondence)

Pentavalent & Other New Combination Vaccines: Solutions in Search of Problems (Correspondence)

Sir, The pentavalent vaccine and many other combination vaccines waiting to enter Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) have brought into sharp focus the gaping gap between lofty slogans of ‘evidence based medicine’ and the actual dynamics that drive policy on the ground (1-4). Notwithstanding the theatrics of the ‘experts’ of the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention & the Role of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in India (Review Article) (Report)

Cervical Cancer Prevention & the Role of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in India (Review Article) (Report)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary cause of cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths among Indian women. Current screening and prevention programs based on cytology have not been effective in reducing the disease burden. Two vaccines are now available for primary prevention. They generate neutralizing antibodies to HPV capsid protein. The vaccines have […]