Himachal Woman As WHO Calendar Girl, All You Need To Know About Geeta Verma

The Logical Indian Crew Himachal Pradesh

January 19th, 2018 / 5:06 PM

Courtesy: The Times of India, Hindustan Times I Image credit: Hindustan Times

A Himachal woman is featured in World Health Organization (WHO) calendar 2018 only through her sheer dedication and perseverance. But what made her achieve this and what was her core working area?

Geeta Verma, hailing from Sapnot village in Himachal Pradesh is a health worker. She made it to the calendar because she ensured almost 100% coverage of measles and rubella programme in her area. According to a report by The Times of India, she undertook a campaign of immunisation of children belonging to the nomadic community in the remote villages of Mandi. She contributed massively to the campaign.

Geeta Verma rose to fame when her picture became viral in social media, riding a motorcycle through the rough roads of the valley carrying MR vaccine box. She passed through harsh terrains to ensure that immunisation was delivered to the needy. She is employed at Health Sub Centre, Shakardehra, in Block Jhanjehli of Mandi district.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur appreciated her in a press release and said that it was a matter of pride for the state. Geeta urges all the other workers to show the same commitment towards their job.


Measles-rubella vaccination campaign

Measles-rubella vaccination campaign is a long-term commitment programme with an intention to reduce measles death globally. The MMR vaccine is an immunisation vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). World Health Organization has appreciated India for launching one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles.


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Himachal Pradesh: Over 250 Army Personnel Launch Search Mission To Rescue 5 Jawans Stuck In Avalanche

Himachal Woman As WHO Calendar Girl, All You Need To Know About Geeta Verma

Election Results: BJP Wins Both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Now 19 States Saffronised

Peepal Farm

To Find Meaning Of His Life, This USA-Returned Geek Opened An Animal Shelter And Organic Farm In Himachal Pradesh

Indian Women’s football team reach calendar high rank in latest FIFA rankings

Himachal Pradesh: CBI Arrests 8 Cops Including Inspector General Over Custodial Death of Shimla Rape Case Accused

Latest on The Logical Indian

Legal

Contempt Notice Issued To Rahul Gandhi For Attributing “Chowkidar Chor Hai” Remark To Supreme Court

Get Inspired

A Daughter Like No Other: Girl Donates 65% Of Liver To Her Ailing Father To Save His Life

News

Situation In West Bengal Like Bihar 15 Yrs Ago, Says EC Special Observer Over Violence In State

News

“Will Popularise Cow Urine After I Win The Elections,” Says Sadhvi Pragya

Awareness

How CJI Being On Bench That Judged The Allegations Of Sexual Assault Against Him “Threatens The Judiciary”

Legal

SC Orders Rs 50 Lakh Compensation To Gujarat Riots Victim Bilkis Bano; Know About Her

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.