HIV Current Affairs - 2020

WHO list of 10 global health threats

The World Health Organisation (WHO) list of 10 global health threats lists 10 issues which demand immediate attention from WHO and health partners in 2019 has been released. They are: Air pollution and climate change Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air every day. In 2019, air pollution is considered by WHO as the greatest environmental risk Read More…

Health Ministry notifies HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued notification for bringing Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 in force from 10th September, 2018. The Act safeguards rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. It also addresses HIV-related discrimination, strengthen existing programme by bringing in Read More…

India-Netherlands-Sweden to collaborate for research programme on HIV/AIDS

Governments of India, Netherlands and Sweden launched first-of-its-kind collaborative research programme on HIV/AIDS. It is aimed at harnessing complementary research strengths and diverse expertise across three nations to catalyze development of better tools to understand and address burgeoning global epidemic of HIV. Key Facts The collaborative research programme will focus on accessing relevant populations of Read More…

Government launches National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission SAMPARK

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 aimed at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030. It was launched on the occasion of World AIDS Day (1st December). Mission SAMPARK was also launched to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral therapy (ART) Read More…

December 1: World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day is celebrated every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It also seeks to remember those who have died of the disease by mourning. The theme selected by World Health Organization (WHO) for year 2017 is ‘Right to health‘. Read More…