The COVID-19 pandemic has created a major disruption in healthcare services, with more than 100 countries registering a drop in immunization levels. This has resulted in a crisis where around 75% of children have missed essential immunization against preventable but ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
Bill Gates, noted philanthropist and creator of Microsoft have been awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan, Pakistan’s second-highest civilian honor, for his efforts to help eradicate polio in the country. Overview: A lunch was held at the Pakistani premier’s residence in honor of ..
United States President Joe Biden has announced to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to poorest countries across world to end the pandemic as soon as possible. Key Points This donation is a bold move which showed, US ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and the UNICEF. It has been titled as the “A Global Strategy to leave No One Behind”. It aims to maximise lifesaving impact of vaccines. ..
The Global Ebola Vaccine stockpile was recently established by four international health and humanitarian organizations. What are the four international organizations that established Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile? World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Federation of Red Cross ..
The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan was recently nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI as a member of GAVI board. The term of the minister as a member in the GAVI ..