NACO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World AIDS Day: December 1

Published: December 1, 2020

Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988. It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection. It is one of the 11 official Global Public Health campaigns of World Health Organisation. The Other 10 campaigns are as follows World Blood Donor ..

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What is HIV Prevention Model of India?

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 18, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition for HIV prevention. During the meet, the minister shared about the success of HIV Prevention Model of India. Key Highlights The minister stressed upon the following as India’s actions under its HIV Prevention Model The ..

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June 2: International Sex Workers Day

Published: June 3, 2020

Every year, International Sex Workers Day is observed on June 2. The day is being marked to spread awareness on rights of sex workers so that they can lead a life of respect. Why June 2? On June 2, 1975, around 100 sex workers gathered near Saint-Nizier Church in France. They gathered to express their ..

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India participates at United Nations AIDS Programme at World Economic Forum

Published: January 23, 2020

On January 21, 2020, India participated at the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The theme of the programme was Theme: Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health Highlights The health needs, technologies and solutions to bridge economic inequalities in the health sector were discussed. India was ..

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MoU signed for enhanced outreach on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Published: August 27, 2019

Department of Social Justice (DSJE), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced outreach On HIV/AIDS Prevention. Key Highlights of MoU Inclusion of target groups of NACO and National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in the ..

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