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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is being observed

World Breastfeeding Week is being observed globally during the first week of August as an annual affair and the week is mainly to commemorate the signing of the Innocenti Declaration in August 1990. This global campaign was first organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in collaboration with the World Health Organization and ..

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$1 Million Medical Assistance Provided by India to North Korea

India has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request from the World Health Organization. India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the country and that is why it decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form or anti-tuberculosis medicines to ..

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WHO acknowledges that COVID-19 is airborne

On July 7, 2020, the World Health Organization acknowledged that COVID-19 is airborne. Highlight Around 200 scientists from national and international organizations submitted an open letter that was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal. The letter said that COVID-19 is airbone. The letter also submitted evidenced that the micro droplets and virus particles released by ..

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WHO team to visit China to investigate origins of COVID-19

A team from the World Health Organization is to visit China next week to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. Highlights According to the Indian Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the team will conduct a through research on how the virus transmitted to humans. Was there an intermediate animal or if the virus jumped ..

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WHO endorses ICMR’s TrueNat test

The World Health Organization has endorsed TRueNat test of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for initial diagnosis of Tuberculosis. The test has also been endorsed for detection of Rifampicin resistance in children and adults. About the test The WHO has now endorsed three of the rapid molecular test of ICMR that are used in ..

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