World Health Organisation (WHO) Current Affairs - 2019

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WHO revises Protocol for Antibiotics

With an aim to curb antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the protocol for antibiotics. This revision is the biggest such revision of the antibiotics section in the 40-year history of the essential medicines list (EML). Salient Highlights WHO has divided the drugs into three categories — access, watch and reserve. It has also specified Read More…

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First National Deworming Day observed on 10 February

First National Deworming Day was observed on 10 February. On the eve of the National Deworming Day, Union Ministry for Health & Family Welfare launched the National Deworming initiative. It was launched by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in Jaipur, Rajasthan. National Deworming initiative Aim: To protect more than 24 Read More…

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Dr.Nandita Chatterjee takes charge as Secretary in Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Dr.Nandita Chatterjee has taken charge as the new Secretary in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). She will succeed Anita Agnihotri who was transferred to the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment in recent secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle. Prior to this appointment Dr.Nandita Chatterjee was a Member-Secretary of National Commission for Women (NCW). Read More…

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First major trials of Ebola vaccine begins in Liberia

The first large-scale human trials of two experimental vaccines against Ebola virus has begun in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. With help of these vaccines, scientists are aiming to immunise more than 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers in Liberia. These trials are taking place after smaller studies determined that the vaccines were safe for human use. However, Read More…

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United Nation and Mali government declares country Ebola-free

Mali Government has declared country Ebola free. It was announced after no new case of deadly virus was reported in last 42-day period (i.e. two incubation periods of 21 days for Ebola virus). While, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has also declared that Mali as Ebola free. Key facts Mali was the sixth West African Read More…

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