ONLINE STAFF SEMINAR ON TUESDAY, MAY 11

We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.
We usually hold these seminars in person at our institute. However, this seminar will be held online in order to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
*Please refer to the following for details.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*A question-and-answer session of approximately 15 minutes is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

Participation Fee

Free

Language

English presentation and material(s)

Presenter

Dr. Pramod K. Sur, Assistant Professor, AGI

Topic

“Why is the Vaccination Rate Low in India?” (なぜインドのワクチン接種率は低いのか?)

Abstract

India has had an established universal immunization program since 1985 and immunization services are available for free in healthcare facilities. Despite this, it has one of the lowest vaccination rates globally and contributes to the largest pool of under-vaccinated children in the world. Why is the vaccination rate low in India? This paper explores the importance of historical events in shaping India’s current vaccination practices. We examine India’s aggressive family planning program implemented during the period of emergency rule in the 1970s, under which millions of individuals were sterilized. We find that greater exposure to the forced sterilization policy has had negative effects on the current vaccination rate. We explore the mechanism and find that institutional delivery and antenatal care are low in states where policy exposure is high. Finally, we examine the present-day consequence of lower vaccination suggesting that child mortality is currently high in states with greater sterilization exposure. Together, the evidence suggests that the forced sterilization policy has had a persistent effect on health-seeking behavior in India.

(予防接種は,毎年何百万人もの命を救う,世界的な健康と発展上のサクセスストーリーである。予防接種はプライマリヘルスケアシステムの土台であり,人権の一つであることも明白である。だが,予防接種率はここ数十年で目覚ましい進歩があったにもかかわらず,毎年約2,000万人の子供たちがワクチンを接種していない。世界中の国々の中で,予防接種を受けていない子どもが最も多い国はインドである。最新の推計によると,インドは世界で最もワクチン接種率が低い国の1つであり,2015年には,世界の総死亡者数の約3分の1を占めると推測される,30万人以上の子供(1〜59ヶ月)がワクチンで予防可能な病気で亡くなっている。本研究の主な目的は,インドを事例として,ワクチン接種率の低下に関係している要因を明らかにすることである。)

To Participate

Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
(We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail by Monday, May 10.)

Deadline for Participation Request

Your e-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Monday, May 10.

Leaflet

Staff Seminar on TUES., MAY. 11 [in PDF Format]

TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
Please choose one of the above two methods.
*If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

(1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
*Click Here for How to Download the Application

You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

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You can also download the application from these pages.
・For iPhones and iPads
» Download Zoom Application

・For Android phones
» Download Zoom Application

② We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

(2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

① We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

② Please click and open the Zoom link between 2:45 pm and 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11.

③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

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④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:00 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 3:45 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

【NOTE】

◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with those cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

 

date:2021/04/27
Category:Seminars AGINews

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