World Health Assembly (WHA) Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO: For the first time commits to eliminate cervical cancer globally

During its closing day of 73rd World Health Assembly, on November 17, 2020, the World Health Organization released the “Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer”. The international organization aims to reduce more than 40% of new cases by 2050 by screening, vaccination and treatment. Background Cervical cancer is the fourth most common ..

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WHO: Independent Inquiry in handling of COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will initiate independent review in handling COVID-19 pandemic. In order to achieve this, the organization is to launch “Resolution on COVID-19 response”. Highlights The main aim of the review is to put an end to the international blame game in the origin of COVID-19. ..

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India attends World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). India was represented by Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at the World Health Assembly. Apart from COVID-19, the World Health Assembly addressed Global Vaccine Plan, polio eradication and neglected tropical diseases. China and COVID-19 Around 120 countries backed the resolution to ..

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Burnout classified as medical condition: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The decision was taken during the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. Key Highlights Definition: In latest update of WHO’s catalogue of diseases and injuries gloablly, WHO defined Burn-out as- syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic ..

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