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

World Hand Hygiene Day

On the 5th of May, World Hand Hygiene Day is observed annually across the planet. This day is observed to increase visibility, global promotion, sustainability, and the importance of hand hygiene in health care. What is the theme for this year’s celebration? “Unite for safety: clean your hands” is the theme under which this year’s ..

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WHO Air Quality Database- 2022 Update

According to the World Health Organisation’s air quality database 2022 update, around 99 percent of the population of the planet breathes air that exceeds the air quality limits of WHO and also threatens the health of the people. Overview: According to WHO data, over 6,000 cities in 117 countries are monitoring their air quality but ..

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World Leprosy Day

Every year, the World Leprosy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January. This year, the day was celebrated on January 30, 2022. It is marked by the World Health Organization and also by several other international organizations. The day aims to create awareness about the disease. It calls to end leprosy related discrimination. ..

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World Braille Day 2022

Every year the World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4. The day is celebrated to spread the importance of braille. It is celebrated by the United Nations and several other international organizations. About World Braille Day In 2018, the United Nations passed a resolution to celebrate January 4 as the World Braille Day. Following ..

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New Covid-19 variant ‘IHU’

Scientists in France have identified a new and more mutated strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing covid-19 disease. Highlights New virus was identified, when the world is still grappling with highly mutated strain of coronavirus, called Omicron. Omicron has already been leading to surge in covid-19 cases worldwide. First case with new variant was detected in ..

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