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

India inks Project Collaboration Agreement with WHO to promote traditional medicine

Published: May 14, 2016

India has signed a historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) with World Health Organization (WHO) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine. The PCA aims at supporting WHO in the development and implementation of the ‘WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy. Key facts of PCA PCA ..

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Delhi no longer most polluted city in the world

Published: May 13, 2016

As per recently released World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Urban Air Quality Database for 2016, Delhi is no longer most polluted in the world in terms of air quality. The dirtiest air was recorded at Zabol City in Iran, which has annual PM2.5 measure of 217 due to months of dust storms in the summer. WHO’s ..

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25 April: World Malaria Day

Published: April 25, 2016

World Malaria Day (WMD) is being observed annually on 25 April across the world to recognise the global efforts to control preventable vector borne disease malaria. It also seeks to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for elimination and control of malaria. 2016 Theme: “End Malaria For Good”. It reflects the ..

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Europe becomes world’s first region to end malaria: WHO

Published: April 21, 2016

Europe has become the world’s first region to wipe out Malaria, a mosquito-borne vetor disease with zero cases reported in the year 2015. It was revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Malaria Report 2015. Particular region or country is declared Malaria free by WHO after it has zero locally acquired malaria ..

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April 7: World Health Day

Published: April 7, 2016

Every year World Health Day (WHD) is being observed on 7 April to disseminate knowledge and awareness about human health. The day focuses on increasing life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits across the globe. 2016 theme: “Beat Diabetes”. Background World Health Organisation (WHO) is marking ..

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