Noncommunicable diseases Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000–2025

World Health Organisation (WHO) published the 4th edition of Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025. Highlights As per the report, South-East Asia Region achieved the fastest rate of decline in use of tobacco. Average prevalence of smoking among men decreased to 25% in 2020, as against 50% in 2000. In South-East ..

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May 5: World Asthma Day

Every year, on May 5, World Asthma Day is organized by Global Initiative for Asthma. It aims to increase awareness about asthma. The day is observed on first Tuesday of May every year. The World Asthma Day is observed under the theme Theme: Enough Asthma Deaths Need According to the WHO, around 235 million people ..

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WHO list of 10 global health threats

The World Health Organisation (WHO) list of 10 global health threats lists 10 issues which demand immediate attention from WHO and health partners in 2019 has been released. They are: Air pollution and climate change Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air every day. In 2019, air pollution is considered by WHO as the greatest environmental risk ..

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