leprosy Current Affairs, GK & News

National Anti-Leprosy Day 2023

India is fighting hard to eliminate leprosy. The country has set a target of eliminating the disease completely by 2027. The set target is three years ahead of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To aid the fight against Leprosy in the country and to create awareness about the disease India is marking National Anti–Leprosy ..

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International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021

M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President on 13th April 2022 has conferred the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, 2021 to Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust, Gujarat, and Dr. Bhushan Kumar of Chandigarh in New Delhi. Overview: It is an annual award that is instituted by the Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation. The Vice President also urged the ..

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World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

The World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is celebrated on January 30. The day is marked to create awareness on the neglected tropical diseases. Theme In 2022, the World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is celebrated under the following theme: Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty related diseases History The first World Neglected Tropical ..

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New Leprosy Cases during 2020-21 in India

Though India was declared “leprosy-free” in 2005, it still accounts for around 60 per cent of world’s new leprosy patients. Key Points According to data of ‘National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP), Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand contributed around 76 per cent of new leprosy World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that, ..

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World Leprosy Day

Every year, the World Leprosy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January. This year, the day was celebrated on January 30, 2022. It is marked by the World Health Organization and also by several other international organizations. The day aims to create awareness about the disease. It calls to end leprosy related discrimination. ..

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Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the ..

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