World Health Organization Current Affairs, GK & News

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, it succeeded the Health Organization, which was an agency of the League of Nations. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and its headquarters ..

September 7: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is observed every year on September 7. Highlights The day is facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the year 2021, the day was observed under the theme– “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet”. Background This day was first established at the 74th session of the ..

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WHO Map of India

The World Health Organization recently released a new map. The map differentiated Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from the rest of Indian mainland with a different colour. What is the new WHO map of India? The new WHO map of India has marked the newly created Union Territories of India, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir ..

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October 20: National Deworming Day

Every year, National Deworming Day is celebrated on February 10 and October 20 in India. Why National Deworming Day? India accounts to 28% of total number of global children between the age of 1 and 14 years of age at risk of Soil Transmitted Helminths. This is about 68% of children in India. These infections ..

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WHO backs India’s proposal against “COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism”

Early in October, 2020, India and South Africa urged the TRIPS Council of the World Health Organization to waive certain rules to scale-up research, development, manufacturing and supply of medical products to fight against COVID-19. This has been backed by the World Health Organization. Highlights India and South Africa had proposed to ease international and ..

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India to become free of Trans Fat by 2022

On October 16, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that India has set a target of becoming trans-fat free by 2022. This target is year ahead of the target of World Health Organisation. The announcement was made when the Minister presided over an event organised by the food safety and Standards Authority ..

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