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25 years of Pulse Polio Programme

Published on October 23, 2019
Current context: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Pulse Polio Programme on 31st October 2019.
25 years of Pulse Polio Programme
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was launched by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1988.
  • In India, the Delhi government had first launched the immunization programme on a pilot basis on 2nd October 1994 with the tagline ‘Do Boond Zindagi Ki’.
  • Government of India later adopted and implemented the programme as Pulse Polio Campaigns in 1995.
  • The World Health Organization gave India the polio-free status in 2014.


Q.1 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced to celebrate 25 years of Pulse polio programme in the year______?
a. 2019

b. 2020
c. 2021
d. 2022

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