How maternal health scheme boosted vaccination
Though meant to promote institutional deliveries, the Janani Suraksha Yojana has also led to higher vaccination rates, a study finds
In 2005, the Indian government rolled out Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), a maternal protection scheme, to promote institutional deliveries. The aim was to reduce deaths among mothers and newborns. But the scheme has also been able to boost child vaccination, even though it was not a planned goal, new research shows.