Ensuring childhood vaccination among slums dwellers under the National Immunization Program in India – Challenges and opportunities

Preventive Medicine
Volume 112  Pages 1-222 (July 2018)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/preventive-medicine/vol/112/suppl/C

Review Articles
Ensuring childhood vaccination among slums dwellers under the National Immunization Program in India – Challenges and opportunities
Almost, one third of the world’s urban population resides in slums and the number would double by 2030. Slums denotes collection of people from various communities having a meagre income and living in unhygienic conditions thus making themselves most vulnerable for outbreaks of communicable diseases. India contributes substantially to the global disease burden and under-five mortality rates i.e. 20% attributable to vaccine preventable diseases. Immunization plays a crucial role in combating high childhood mortality rates
Review article
Pages 54-60
Sanjeev Singh, Damodar Sahu, Ashish Agrawal, Meeta Dhaval Vashi