Neglected Tropical Disease Current Affairs, GK & News

India attends World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). India was represented by Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at the World Health Assembly. Apart from COVID-19, the World Health Assembly addressed Global Vaccine Plan, polio eradication and neglected tropical diseases. China and COVID-19 Around 120 countries backed the resolution to ..

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January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

Every year January 30 is to be marked as World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases. This is the first time World NTD Day that is being marked. Neglected Tropical Diseases The Neglected Tropical Diseases are caused by pathogens such as bacteria, helminths, viruses and protozoa. They are ..

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National Symposium on United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

On October 30, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized National Symposium on the following theme Theme: United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Highlights The event was inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The minister also signed the “Call to Action to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2021” Significance The ..

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WHO unveils Strategy to tackle Global Snakebite “Emergency”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled a new global strategy to greatly reduce deaths and injuries from snakebites. WHO also warned that a scarcity of antivenoms could soon spark a “public health emergency”. About WHO’s Global Strategy It seeks to achieve 50% reduction in mortality and disability caused by snakebite envenoming by 2030. Increasing ..

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