World Health Organization (WHO) Current Affairs - 2020

World Rabies Day: 28 September

World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September every year, globally. It is celebrated to raise awareness regarding the impact of rabies on humans and animals, to provide information and to advice preventive measures that is needed to cure the disease. The day also encourage people to take efforts in order to control rabies. This year, the day Read More…

New COVID-19 strain with 10-times more infection rate detected in Malaysia

Malaysia has recently detected a new COVID-19 strain that is 10 times more infectious. The mutation of the virus is called DG14G. Highlights According to the Malaysian Government, the mutation was found in at least three of the 45 case. Also, it started from a restaurant owner who had returned from India. The Government also Read More…

WHO: 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million required

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization released its Guidance Note on Public Health Criteria to adjust Public Health and Social Measures. Under the guidance note, the organization advised comprehensive surveillance for suspected cases. Highlights By comprehensive surveillance, WHO advises that a country has to conduct 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million population. Read More…

United States submits notice to U.N Secretary-General to withdraw from WHO by 6th July 2021

The formal notification to the United States Congress was provided on 7th July 2020 by President Donald Trump-led Administration on the decision of ending the United States relations with the World Health Organization (WHO: Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for public health globally). As per the notification, the United States Government has submitted Read More…

Possibility of Airborne and Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 cannot be Ruled Out: WHO

Governments across the world are dependent on the recommendations and guidelines of the WHO to curbing the spread of the infectious virus. An open letter was published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal by a group of scientists for the World Health Organization (WHO) on 6th July 2020 for revising the recommendations and guidelines issued Read More…