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World Braille Day 2020

4th January is celebrated as World Braille Day as per United Nations General Assembly Resolution passed in November 2018. The first World Braille Day was celebrated in 2019, this year marks the second edition of the day meant for creating awareness and making people understand the importance of Braille as a mean of communication. The ..

World Malaria Report 2019

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the World Health Organization(WHO) released its World Malaria Report 2019 on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. The report provides an all-inclusive update on regional and global malaria data and trends. The 2019 report was prepared on the basis of information received from areas with ongoing malaria transmission and over ..

Premature deaths in India: Study

An analysis published in The Lancet Global Health, which looked at about 9.7 million deaths in India in 2017, found that every condition that was common in one part of India was uncommon elsewhere. The Northeastern states, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh account for 44% of India’s cancer ..

India announces a contribution of $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria

India has recently announced a contribution of $22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22). This is an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by the country in the 5th cycle. India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the ..

Harsh Vardhan elected as Chair of 72nd Session of WHO –SEARO

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 72nd Session of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) in New Delhi. This is the 2nd time that India is hosting Regional Committee meeting. Dr Vardhan was unanimously elected as Chair of the 72nd Session of the WHO -SEARO. The event coincides with ..

2019 edition of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)

The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is being held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. The purpose of WBW is to create awareness among the parents about breastfeeding and to encourage parents to adopt breastfeeding. The week also create awareness about the importance of initiation ..

WHO declares Ebola outbreak as global health emergency in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The outbreak in DR Congo has killed more than 1,600 people. The outbreak, the second largest in history, started in August 2018 and is affecting two provinces in DR Congo ..

2019 edition of World Population Day (WPD)

The World Population Day (WPD) is observed every year on 11th of July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. Unlike every year, this year (2019) there is no specific theme but the day aims to draw attention towards maternal health. This year, the day calls for global attention to the ..