India-WHO Current Affairs, GK & News

India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) project

Analysis of the data from the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) was recently released. What is the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)? It is a five-year initiative by the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), State Governments, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor and treat ..

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Second Global summit on Covid-19

The Second Global Summit on COVID-19 was recently held virtually. Who hosted the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? The summit was co-hosted by the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal. What are the objectives of the Second Global Summit on COVID-19? To accelerate efforts to increase global vaccine coverage. To enhance access to tests ..

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US to donate Ventilators to India

The United States recently announced that it will donate ventilators to India. The announcement is seen as a reciprocal gesture of India’s lift on the export ban of the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine India recently lifted the export ban over HCQ drugs. This benefitted the United States to larger extent. Also, US being one of ..

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India attends 7 nation meeting initiated by USA

On May 13, 2020, the External Affairs ministers represented India at the 7 nation meeting initiated by the United States. Taiwan The meeting was held on the same day, the US Senate passed an act directing the Secretary of the State to frame a strategy to make Taiwan an observer at the World Health Organization. ..

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ICMR: Remdesvir effective in stopping replication mechanism of COVID-19

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that the antiviral drug Remdesvir is highly effective in stopping the replication of COVID-19. Highlights The research on the efficacy of Remdesvir is a part of WHO’s “Solidarity Trial”. The efficacy of Remdesvir is not based on clinical trials. However, ICMR is concluding its ..

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WHO criticizes India over issues faced by Migrants during Lock Down

On March 30, 2020, the World Health Organization condemned countries including India for not taking actions to address the concerns of daily workers and migrant workers. Highlights The organization had also condemned certain states in India like Bihar and Rajasthan for suspending their routine immunization programmes. Also, the closure of outpatient departments in government hospitals ..

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