Public health Current Affairs, GK & News
Rajasthan has launched a new School of Public Health. The school was launched in order to make the policy intervention to build the public health capacity and skills. It will also help in bridging the gaps between education and practices in Rajasthan. Highlights It is expected that the school will play an important role in ..
On July 13, 2020, the 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. It was decided at the meet that India will increase its public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Highlights Also, the Health Ministry has revised its requirement to around 6.04 lakh crores from 4.9 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries. A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that causes amoebiasis. ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has recently published two scientific papers. The initiative has given its report on district-level trends of child growth and child mortality. Key Findings The child mortality rate has dropped by 49% between 2000 and 2017. According to the report, though child mortality and child growth has improved, the inequality ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The WHO recently launched the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools’ Accelerator initiative to help in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ACT Accelerator The ACT (Access to COVID-19 Tools) Accelerator is a time limited collaborative effort by WHO and other stakeholders to enable equitable access of essential COVID-19 health technologies to all the countries. The ..