World Health Orgabnization Current Affairs, GK & News

November 12: World Pneumonia Day

Every year, World Pneumonia Day is celebrated on November 12 by World Health Organization, UNICEF and several other international organizations. Key Highlights The first World Pneumonia Day was marked in 2019 by Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia. GAPP The Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia called GAPP was released by WHO and ..

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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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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day every year. The day is observed with an objective to create awareness about the mental health and prevent suicides. The theme for both 2019 and 2020 edition is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and World Health Organisation together observe ..

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WHO is in talks with countries to join its COVAX Facility

The World Health Organization is renewing its invitation to countries to join its COVID 19 Vaccine facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccines. The facility, named as COVAS facility, is meant to provide affordable access to vaccines to all the people in the world. What is ..

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