ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Child Survival Programmes Revisited

The very evident flaws in India`s polio eradication programme launched in the 1980s are indicative of the fact that bodies at the international (UNICEF) and the national level (i e, the Indian government) have failed in their primary task of controlling child mortality rates. Similar experiences have been reported from other countries. The UNICEF needs to rededicate itself anew to the health-related goals that form a vital part of the millennium development goals, by reaching out to groups and organisations operating at the grassroot level.

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