Diseases Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Health Fund: 4 innovators selected for early detection of TB, malaria by Tata Trust and The Global Fund

Tata Trust and The Global Fund backed Indian Health Fund (IHF) has chosen four innovators for early detection of tuberculosis (TB), malaria to effectively tackle these eradicate diseases. Three selected innovators are related to TB and one to malaria. They were selected from proposals received for its second Request for Proposals. Key Facts The aim Read More…

World Pneumonia Day: November 12

World Pneumonia Day is observed globally every year on November 12 to generate awareness about ‘pneumonia’ disease. The observance of day aims to highlight the severity of pneumonia and bring together people from all over world to promote the prevention and treatment of the disease. Significance of Day Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading Read More…

Poor-Quality diet greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles: FAO

According to recently released report “Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”, one-in-five deaths is associated with poor-quality diets. It shows that regularly eating poor-quality food has become greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. The report was published by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Read More…

World Polio Day: October 24

The World Polio Day is observed annually across world on 24 October to create awareness about hazards of the crippling Polio disease. The day was instituted by Rotary International to commemorate birth of Jonas Salk who had led first team of researchers which had developed vaccine against poliomyelitis (polio virus). This development had led to Read More…

India remains polio free, all vaccines used in Government immunisation programme safe: UNICEF, WHO

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have reiterated India’s status as polio-free country. This comes in backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 polio virus. Key Facts The two global agencies held that risk of children getting vaccine derived poliovirus was minimal in India because Read More…