Resources

Useful Links

A. International Agencies

WHO: http://www.who.int

UNICEF: www.unicef.org

Centers for Disease Control : www.cdc.gov

B. Major Philanthropic agencies & Organizations:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: http://www.gatesfoundation.org 

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) : www.path.org

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization : www.gavialliance.org

USAID:  http://www.usaid.gov/
World Bank: www.worldbank.org
Rotary International:  http://www.rotary.org/foundation

C. Government  agencies

ICMR: www.icmr.nic.in

Websites of Govt. of India: www.goidirectory.nic.in 

Ministry of Health & FW : www.mohfw.nic.in

National rural Health Mission: http://mohfw.nic.in/nrhm.htm
Reproductive &  Child Health: http://www.mohfw.nic.in/NRHM/RCH/Index.htm
Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram: http://mohfw.nic.in/nrhm/IMNCI/NSSK_index.htm
Census India:  http://www.censusindia.net/

D. Professional Bodies:

Indian Academy of Pediatrics:  www.iapindia.org
American Academy of Pediatrics  : www.aap.org

Indian Medical Association: : www.ima-india.org

Medical Council of India: http://www.mciindia.org/

Breastfeeding Promotional Network of India  (BPNI)  : www.bpni.org

E. Important Pediatric Committees:

Polio Eradication Committee of IAP (IAP-PEC):  www.iappec.com
IAP Committee on Immunization: www.iapcoi.com
IAP-Infectious disease chapter:  www.iapidc.org

F. Health survey agencies:

National Family Health Survey, India : http://www.nfhsindia.org/nfhs3.html
District Level Household and facility Survey (DLHS): www.rchiips.org
Jansankhya Sthirta Kosh: http://www.jsk.gov.in

G. International agencies & organizations (in field of vaccination)
Immunization Action Coalition : www.immunize.org

Allied Vaccine Group : www.vaccine.org

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) : www.immunizationinfo.org
ADVAC :   http://www.advac.org/
PneumoAdip:  http://pneumoadip.org/

H. Miscellaneous:

List of prominent Indian NGOs: http://www.indianngos.com/

PubMed:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

NPSP: www.npspindia.org

Polio Eradication: www.polioeradication.org

4- Professional Journals On-Line:

They include the following:
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
British Medical Journal
European Journal of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases in Children
Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Journal of Pediatrics
Journal of Perinatology 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from CDC
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Nature
Neonatal Network - Journal of Neonatal Nursing
Neonatology - Fetal and Neonatal Research (formerly Biology of the Neonate) NeoReviews from AAP 
New England Journal of Medicine
New Scientist
Pediatric Annals
Pediatrics
Pediatrics in Review
Science 
Seminars in Neonatology
The Lancet
Indian Pediatrics:  http://www.indianpediatrics.net/
Vaccines: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X
Expert Review of Vaccines:  http://www.expert-reviews.com/loi/erv
Infectious Diseases in Children:  http://www.pediatricsupersite.com/issue.aspx?pubid=idc

Pediascene: www.pediascene.com

5- WHO Position papers on individual vaccines:

1-VaccinePositionPapers:

BCG

Position paper (January 2004) Original English and French versions [pdf 468kb] 
References [pdf 83kb]
Revised BCG vaccination guidelines for infants at risk for HIV infection (May 2007) [pdf 167kb] 

CHOLERA

Position paper (March 2010) Original English and French versions [pdf 283kb] 
Key references to the cholera position paper [pdf 229kb] 

DIPHTHERIA

Position paper (January 2006) Original English and French versions [pdf 214kb] 
References [pdf 56kb]

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B

Position paper (November 2006) Original English and French versions [pdf 209kb]  
References [pdf 130kb]

HEPATITIS A

Position paper (February 2000) Original English and French versions [pdf 193kb] 
References [pdf 91kb]

HEPATITIS B

Position paper (October 2009) Original English and French versions [pdf 830kb]  
Key references to the hepatitis B position paper [pdf 177kb] 

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)
Position paper (April 2009) Original English and French versions [pdf 267kb] 
Key references, with abstracts, to the HPV position paper [pdf 160kb] 

INFLUENZA

Position paper (August 2005) Original English and French versions [pdf 220kb] 
References [pdf 168kb]

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Position paper (August 2006) Original English and French versions [pdf 196kb]  
References [pdf 142kb]

MEASLES

WHO position paper on measles (August 2009) [pdf 724kb] 
Key references, to the measles position paper [pdf 173kb] 

MENINGITIS

Position paper (October 2002) Original English and French versions [pdf 127kb]  
References [pdf 159kb]

MUMPS

Position paper (February 2007) Original English and French versions [pdf 331kb]  
References [pdf 108kb]

PERTUSSIS

Position paper (January 2005) Original English and French versions [pdf 285kb] 
References [pdf 89kb]

PNEUMOCOCCUS

Position paper on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for childhood immunization (March 2007) [pdf 324kb] 
References for position paper of March 2007 [pdf 177kb] 
Position paper on 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (October 2008) [pdf 315kb] 
Core list of references with summaries for October 2007 paper [pdf 255kb] 

POLIO

Position paper on polio vaccines and polio immunization in the pre-eradication era (June 2010). Original English and French versions [pdf 834kb]
-Key references to the polio position paper - extended [pdf 139kb] 
Position paper on inactivated poliovirus vaccine following oral poliovirus vaccine cessation (April 2006). Original English and French versions [pdf 169kb] 

RABIES

Position paper (December 2007) Original English and French versions [pdf 312kb]  
References [pdf 140kb]

ROTAVIRUS

Update to position paper (December 2009) Original English and French versions [pdf 764kb] 
Position paper (August 2007) Original English and French versions [pdf 301kb] 

RUBELLA

Position paper (May 2000) Original English and French versions [pdf 227kb] 
References [pdf 118kb]

TETANUS

Position paper (May 2006) Original English and French versions [pdf 229kb]  
References [pdf 109kb]

TYPHOID

Position paper (February 2008) Original English and French versions [pdf 303kb] 
References [pdf 183kb]

VARICELLA            

Varicella (August 1998) Original English and French versions [pdf 338kb] 
-References [pdf 82kb] 

Position paper (October 2003) Original English and French versions [pdf 339kb]  
References [pdf 89kb]