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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 ..

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75th Edition of the World Health Assembly

From 22nd to 28th May 2022, the 75th World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first in-person Health Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began. What is the theme of this year’s health assembly? “Health for peace, peace for health” is the theme for this year’s assembly. The COVID-19 pandemic along ..

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World Immunization Week – Update (April, 2022)

The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates World Immunization Week and it is celebrated annually in the last week of April (24 to 30th April). This week aims to promote vaccine usage for the protection of people across all age groups against various diseases. Overview: Immunization helps in saving millions of lives across the world. It ..

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World Malaria Day

Annually on the 25th of April World Malaria Day is observed across the world to highlight the need for sustained political commitment and continued investment so as to prevent and control malaria across the world. Overview: The World Health Organization has continuously highlighted the need for and also called for innovations and investments to bring ..

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Why India objects to WHO methodology of COVID death toll estimate?

The methodology that has been used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate the COVID-19 related deaths in India has been objected to by India. The health ministry has issued a statement saying that for a large country like India, the same mathematical model cannot be used as it is used for countries with ..

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World Health Day

Annually on the 7th of April World Health Day is observed across the globe. This day is celebrated with the aim of discussing health-related issues and also draws attention to specific health issues from across the world. History of this day On 22nd July 1949, the first World Health Day was celebrated. The date was ..

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