WHO Current Affairs - 2020

WHO Chief appreciated India’s Aarogya Setu App

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have appreciated India’s COVID-19 contact tracing app named ‘Aarogya Setu’. The chief said that it is one of the technological tools that have successfully helped public health departments to identify clusters of virus and to expand the testing. Highlights The WHO Chief emphasised that the covid-19 Read More…

World Environmental Health Day on 26 September

World Environmental Health Day is being observed globally today on 26th September. The day is celebrated to throw the light on important works being done on the environmental health around the world. Theme for the 2020 edition of the day is : Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention. It has Read More…

What are the new guidelines by DGCI on COVID-19 vaccines?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) issued new guidelines that focuses on safety, immunogenicity and efficacy parameters for pharma companies who are developing COVID-19 vaccines. Highlight from the guidelines The guidelines were framed by CDSCO is in line with USFDA and WHO. The DCGI said that COVID-19 vaccine candidate should have at least 50 Read More…

COVAX Facility of WHO renews its invitation

The COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization recently renewed its invitation to countries to join its COVID-19 vaccine facility. The COVAX facility is a mechanism designed to guarantee fair, rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. CAVAX is COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access facility. The facility is backed by Bill Gate Foundation. The foundation is Read More…

Pathogens listed Critical by World Health Organization found in River Yamuna

The World Health Organization, 2017 had published its first list of antibiotic resistant priority pathogens that pose the greatest threat to human lives. These critical group and certain multi-drug resistant bacteria are found in River Yamuna according to a group of researchers from IIT Delhi. Highlights The study conducted by the researchers says that sewage Read More…