It gives me immense pleasure to share with you exciting news about our work. On October 24, 2011 Mission India Foundation reached the milestone of administering 10,000 doses of vaccines FREE of cost to underprivileged children. Over the last 18 months of our operations in India, our ground team has worked hard to make vaccines within easy reach of rural communities at no cost to them. Reaching a milestone of 10,000 vaccines is a matter of great satisfaction, but the journey must continue. According to one study, on a national level, fewer than 44 % kids receive full set of vaccines in India. The vaccination coverage rates in some states are less than 25 %. Thus, with such high unmet need for vaccines and health awareness, Mission India Foundation will strive hard to bridge the gap. Since its inception, Mission India Foundation has focused on new and under-utilized vaccines, a term the World Health Organization uses to bring attention to newer vaccines that have been developed in the last 2 decades and have not been taken up by a majority of developing countries. Such examples include vaccines like Pneumococcal, H. influenzae, and Hepatitis B. MIF is currently focusing on Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccines and as our resources are strengthened, we want to introduce more vaccines.
We take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers and patrons who have been a source of strength for the cause.