WHO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO Launches the ACT Accelerator Initiative

Published: April 28, 2020

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 ..

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2020 World Immunization Week Observed on Theme ‘Vaccines Work for All’

Published: April 28, 2020

The World Immunization Week was observed between April 24th and April 30th on the theme of ‘Vaccines Work for All’. About The World Immunization Week is an initiative by WHO to create awareness about the importance of vaccination. It is observed in last week of April (the 2020 event was observed between 24th and 30th ..

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World Malaria Day Observed on April 25th

Published: April 28, 2020

World Malaria Day was observed recently on April 25th by the WHO. On the occasion, the ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ campaign was promoted. Malaria Malaria is a mosquito borne disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. It is an infectious disease with symptoms like fever, vomiting, headache and tiredness and in more severe cases, ..

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PRACRITI: IIT-Delhi develops dashboard to predict COVID-19 cases before 3 weeks

Published: April 25, 2020

Researchers from IIT Delhi have developed web-based dashboard to predict the spread of COVID-19 in India. The dashboard has been named PRACRITI-Prediction and Assessment of Corona Infections and Transmissions in India. Highlights The dashboard provides detailed district-wise and state-wise predictions of COVID-19. The dashboard provides basic reproduction number “R naught”. R0 is the number of ..

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WHO Guidelines for Ramadan Practices

Published: April 22, 2020

The World Health Organisation has released guidelines to be followed for celebration of Ramadan in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Ramadan Ramadan is a religious occasion in Islamism and one of the Five Pillars of Islamism. It is a month long observance of fasting, prayer, community and reflection. It commemorates the first revelation ..

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