Pneumonia Current Affairs - 2020

Unknown Pneumonia Reported From Kazakhstan by Chinese Embassy with Fatality Rate Higher than COVID-19

A health advisory warning has been issued on 9th July 2020 from the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan to Chinese Citizens in Kazakhstan and also to the authorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (It is the only Administered region or province of China that shares an International land boundary with Kazakhstan). As per Read More…

India to supply Pneumonia Vaccine to low-income nations

The Pune based Serum Institute of India is to supply Pneumonia vaccine to low-income countries. The Institute is one of the leading manufacturers of vaccines and immunobiological drugs. Highlights The Serum Institute of India and UNICEF have signed an agreement to supply pneumonia vaccine to low income countries. Under the agreement, the institutes are to Read More…

India in Phase 2 of Corona Virus Pandemic; No Community Transmissions in India

On March 18, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that India is in Phase 2 of spread of COVID-19 and that community transmissions have not begun in India What are the phases of COVID-19 Transmission? There are four stages of COVID-19 transmission according to the World Health Organization. They are as follows Phase Read More…

Health Ministry launches ‘SAANS’ campaign

Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) launched SAANS: ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ campaign to reduce child mortality due to pneumonia. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the campaign while inaugurating the 6th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations. About SAANS campaign Objective: To reduce child mortality due Read More…

UNICEF Report: India Second largest in Pneumonia deaths

On November 14, 2019, United Nations’ new report on Pneumonia stated that India has the second largest deaths of children under the age of five due to Pneumonia in 2018. Globally more than 800,000 children died due to Pneumonia under the age of 5. The report stated that though the disease is preventable through vaccines, Read More…