WHO Current Affairs, GK & News

Uganda Successfully Ends Sudan Ebola Virus Outbreak

On January 11, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Uganda had successfully declared the end of the Ebola disease outbreak caused by Sudan ebolavirus. The country managed to end the outbreak in less than four months after the first case was confirmed in central Mubende district on September 20, 2022. This was Uganda’s ..

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WHO-UNICEF Report on Progress on WASH in health care facilities

Recently WHO and UNICEF released a report titled “Progress on Wash in Health Care Facilities 2000-2021”. Key Points According to this report, while the world is battling the threat of diseases like the Covid-19 epidemic and monkeypox, on the other hand 51 percent of the world’s health centers are providing basic facilities. There is no ..

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: WHO Director-General re-elected

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was re-elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) with overwhelming support after running unopposed for a second term. What is the career profile of Tedros? Tedros is from Ethiopia and is the first African to head the World Health Organization (WHO). He was Ethiopia’s former minister of health and foreign ..

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WHO Global Health Leaders’ award to ASHA workers

ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers received the Global Health Leaders Award-2022 in the backdrop of the 75th World Health Assembly. World Health Organization (WHO) said that ASHA workers were honored for their key role in linking the community with health care, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. They were one of the six recipients of ..

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India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) project

Analysis of the data from the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) was recently released. What is the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)? It is a five-year initiative by the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), State Governments, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor and treat ..

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World Intellectual Property Day

Every year on the 26th of April, World Intellectual Property Day is observed across the globe. This day is celebrated with the aim of raising awareness regarding the impact of how copyright, patents, designs, and trademarks affect our day-to-day life. Overview: Intellectual property (IP) rights are used to encourage creativity and innovation in societies across ..

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