World Health Organisation (WHO) Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO revises Air Quality norms

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revised its global air quality guidelines and recommended more stringent standards for key pollutants. Key facts WHO set the new standards in the first update of its air quality guidelines since 2005. PM 2.5 norms for 24 hours average has been changed to 15 micro-g/m3 against 25 micro-g/m3 in ..

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September 17: World Patient Safety Day

The World Patient Safety Day was marked worldwide on September 17, 2021 in order to raise global awareness regarding the patient safety. Key Points The day also seeks to encourage individuals in order to demonstrate their commitment of making healthcare safer. This day is observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its international partners. ..

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Lancet report: Booster shots ‘not appropriate’ for public

According to a report published in the Lancet, vaccine efficacy against severe Covid-19 is so high, that booster doses for the general population are “not appropriate” at this stage of the pandemic. Highlights The review was provided by the scientists from World Health Organization (WHO) and US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Review was provided ..

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September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10, 2021. Key Facts The day is observed annually to highlight several ways by which suicide can be prevented. It was first marked on September 10, 2003, as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). IASP ..

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WHO monitoring new COVID variant ‘Mu’

Mu Variant’ of the coronavirus was first identified in Colombia in January 2021. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring this variant of interest. Mu Variant Mu variant is scientifically known as B.1.621 and has been classified as a “variant of interest”. According to WHO, variant has constellation of mutations indicating a risk of ..

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