World Health Assembly Current Affairs, GK & News

75th Edition of the World Health Assembly

From 22nd to 28th May 2022, the 75th World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first in-person Health Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began. What is the theme of this year’s health assembly? “Health for peace, peace for health” is the theme for this year’s assembly. The COVID-19 pandemic along ..

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Pandemic treaty

Pandemic treaty is a proposed treaty to be better prepared for any future pandemics like the COVID-19. About the treaty It is to prevent future pandemics and to improve the preparedness and response in case of occurrence of any pandemic. In December 2021, the World Health Assembly at a special session agreed to start the ..

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Union Health Minister chairs 74th World Health Assembly

Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chairman of WHO Executive Board, Dr Harsh Vardhan, chaired 74th World Health Assembly in virtual mode on May 24, 2021. Highlights Director-General of World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros, also participated in the event. According to Dr Harsh Vardhan, executive board has asked for further efforts which can ensure ..

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What is IA 2030?

The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and the UNICEF. It has been titled as the “A Global Strategy to leave No One Behind”. It aims to maximise lifesaving impact of vaccines. The Immunisation Agenda 2030 was launched during the World Immunisation Week. Key Features of IA ..

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October 10: World Mental Health Day

Every year, the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10. The day was first initiated by World Federation for Mental Health. The day is marked by several International organisations spread all over the world. In some countries like Australia, the day is a part of Mental Health Week. Highlights According to WHO, mental ..

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India becomes a member of Global Anti-Microbial Resistance

India has recently become a member of the Global Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. The hub was launched during the 71st session of the World Health Assembly in 2018 & is headquartered in Germany. It is aimed at helping countries decide the allocation of resources for R&D on AMR by identifying gaps ..

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