World Health Organization (WHO): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Chapare Virus: Human to Human Transmission discovered in Bolivia

Published: November 18, 2020

The researchers from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered that the Chapare Virus is capable of human to human transmission. Bolivia is currently facing an outbreak of the virus. Just like the Ebola virus, the Chapare virus is capable of causing haemorrhagic fever. What is Chapare Virus? The Chapare virus ..

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WHO to celebrate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Published: November 17, 2020

The World Health Organization is to celebrate Antimicrobial Awareness Week between November 18, 2020 and November 24, 2020. The week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance. Also, it encourages best practices among health workers, general public and policy makers to stop the spread of drug resistance infections. This year, the World Antimicrobial Awareness ..

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Vaccine Derived Polio Virus: nCOP2 Vaccine added by WHO to Emergency Use Listing

Published: November 16, 2020

The World Health Organisation has added a vaccine to its Emergency Use Listings. The vaccine added is the nCOP2 developed by Bio Farma of Indonesia. The vaccine has been developed to treat derived polio virus strain. This is being done in the backdrop of increasing cases of vaccine derived poliovirus between 2010 and 2019. Highlights ..

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USD 31.3 Billion Required by WHO-led coalition ‘ACT-Accelerator’ to fight against COVID-19

Published: June 26, 2020

A coalition led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has informed on 26th June 2020 that it would require USD 31.3 billion in the next 12 months for continuing its fight against the pandemic. As of today, the coalition has been able to collect USD 3.4 billion, ..

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June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Published: June 15, 2020

Every year, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is celebrated on June 15 by the United Nations. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the neglect and abuse of older persons. It also raises awareness of social, cultural, economic and demographic processes that has impacts on elder neglect and abuse. This year the day ..

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