Pneumosil – UPSC Prelims

  • It is India‚Äôs first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) developed recently by Serum Institute of India in collaboration with partners like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Pneumosil targets the pneumococcal bacterium, which causes pneumonia and other serious life-threatening diseases such as meningitis and sepsis.
  • Vaccine will ensure that children are protected better against pneumococcal disease.
  • Pneumococcal disease is a significant contributor under-five mortality rate worldwide and cause nearly four lakh deaths in children each year worldwide.
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