Students volunteering for Mission Indradhanush

NAMSAI, Jul 22: Students of the Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) here participated in a rigorous training programme on 20 July, prior to their carrying out voluntary activities to make Mission Indradhanush a success.
Mission Indradhanush is an ambitious project supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), focused on achieving the prime minister’s vision of achieving full immunization by December 2018.
The AUS has joined the efforts of the government of India and is assisting the Indradhanush team in rigorous monitoring and supervision activities.
The training was attended by students pursuing masters’ programme in social work and sociology, besides undergraduate sociology students and staff members.
District immunization coordinator Dr Tope Youncha and GoI RRT Dr Girvar S Baria briefed the students on the need for immunization, types of immunization, schedules, monitoring parameters, coverage plans, and reporting pattern.
On 21 July, two volunteer teams of the AUS started their journey of achieving full immunization by December 2018, under the leadership of Drs Youncha and Baria.
The plan of monitoring was initiated by District Medical Officer Dr Nani Rika and Drs Youncha and Baria.