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Gagandeep Kang delivers Ramalingaswami-Robbins Lecture on VAP

At the Ramalingaswami-Robbins Lecture 2016 Dr Gagandeep Kang from Christian medical College, Vellore spoke on the Indo-US Vaccine Action Program

She explained how polio has been the front and centre of global vaccination efforts and elaborated that poliovirus eradication is a programmatic emergency for global public health- World Health Assembly 2012 and that in response, the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 was developed and endorsed by the WHA in 2013.

She traced India’s journey to polio eradication and its process of switch from Oral Polio Vaccine to Inactivated Polio Vaccine.

She spoke on the global and Indian plans for polio vaccination, IPV and mucosal immunity, antibiotics for non-responders and about strategies of combining two oral vaccines.