World Health Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO names COVID-19 variants found in India

World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended several names, to label emerging coronavirus variants of global concern, after four letters of Greek alphabet. It named B.1.617.2 variant, identified first in India, as Delta. Highlights ‘UK variant’ was named as ‘Alpha’. Existing scientific nomenclature system will continue while new names will only aid public discussion using labels ..

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WHO-ILO Study: Long working hours increases deaths from heart disease and stroke

A study conducted by the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation recently found that the long working hours kills hundreds of people every year. Key findings of the study Around 745,00 people died of stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016. This is 29% higher than that of 2000. Around 347,000 people died ..

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High & upper middle countries received 83% vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the high and upper middle-income countries have received 83% of world vaccines. These countries represent 53% of world population. On the other hand, the low and middle income countries have received only 17% of the word vaccines and they account to 47% of world population. Variant of Concern ..

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WHO to provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India

The World Health Organisation recently announced that it will provide 4,000 Oxygen Concentrators to India to help the country in its fight against COVID-19. Help from other countries The following countries stepped forward to help India to combat against the Oxygen shortage: The UK recently sent 495 Oxygen Concentrators and 140 ventilators to India. Ireland ..

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WHO’s E-2025 initiative

The World Health Organisation recently identified twenty-five countries with the potential to eradicate malaria by 2025. This is called the E-2025 initiative. What is the plan? The identified 25 countries will work by responding to the dual threat of malaria and COVID-19. The WHO is to provide technical guidance and specialised support to these countries ..

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