UNICEF Current Affairs, GK & News

February 6: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The “International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation’’ was observed on 6 February. This year the day was observed under the theme – “No Time for Global Inaction, Unite, Fund, and Act to End Female Genital Mutilation.” Key facts The day is observed every year to spread the awareness and put more efforts ..

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Global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The Global Ebola Vaccine stockpile was recently established by four international health and humanitarian organizations. What are the four international organizations that established Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile? World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF. What is International Coordinating Group (ICG)? Together WHO, ..

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UNICEF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard

The UNICEF has recently launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard as the designated COVAX procurement coordinator and procurement agent. About the Dashboard It is an interactive tool for countries and industries to follow the developments of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 vaccines. It will also act as a platform to learn about the efforts of the ..

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India’s First Indigenous Vaccine against Pneumonia

The first Indian vaccine against Pneumonia has been developed by Serum Institute of India. The vaccine is to be made available to the domestic makers soon. Highlights India has access to pneumonia vaccines. However, the new locally developed vaccine is much cheaper than the other pneumonia vaccines such as NYSE:PFE produced by Pfizer and LSE:GSK ..

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UNICEF Day: December 11

Every year, UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 by the United Nations. The UNICEF day is celebrated on December 11 because the United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF on December 11, 1946. UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund. It was started in order to provide assistance, supplies and improve health, education, ..

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