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The Healthy Indian Project (THIP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: Financial Express

 Context: The Healthy Indian Project (THIP), a health information platform in India, has joined the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Safety Net (VSN), a global network of websites providing trustworthy vaccine safety information.

  • This move reflects THIP’s commitment to delivering credible vaccine safety information to the Indian population.
  • By joining VSN, THIP strengthens its role as a reliable source of verified vaccine safety information, contributing to the global dissemination of accurate immunization details.

  

About Vaccine Safety Net (VSN):

  • The Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) is a global network of websites that provide reliable information on vaccine safety.The VSN is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). 
  • The VSN is a diverse group of websites that provide vaccine safety information in various languages. 
  • The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) advises the WHO on vaccine-related safety issues. The GACVS was established in 1999 and enables the WHO to respond quickly and efficiently to vaccine safety issues with potential global importance.

 

The Healthy Indian Project (THIP) is a health information and fact-checking platform in India. The platform’s goal is to improve health literacy among Indians. THIP offers trusted health information, question and answers, fact checks, and health literacy.