Global Health Current Affairs - 2019

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193 countries sign declaration to stamp out drug-resistant infections

The 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) have signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs. It is the fourth time a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue, following HIV in 2001, non-communicable diseases in 2011 and Ebola in 2013. The signatory Read More…

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19 November: World Toilet Day

Every year World Toilet Day (WTD) is being observed on 19 November across the world. Significance of Day: Draw attention of people around the world to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation which in fact is a human right along with clean water. 2015 Theme: Sanitation and Nutrition. It seeks to Read More…

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Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis: WHO

Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. It was announced by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Cuba was able to achieve this milestone with the help and efforts of WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). Cuba’s achievement Since 2010, WHO/PAHO are working with Read More…

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