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IASGateAdmin | 13, May 2020

GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT –…

Why in News? According to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 which was released recently, India is among 88 countries that…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, May 2020

WHO RAISES CONCERN OVER…

Why in News? World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros A Ghebreyesus and others highlight a few critical issues over the…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Apr 2020

HUMAN CHALLENGE TRIALS

Why in News: Recently, many people have volunteered to take part in the Human Challenge Trials (HCTs). It involves intentionally…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Apr 2020

THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES (AMENDMENT)…

Why in News? The Central government has promulgated an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to make attacks…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

ICMR ASKS STATES TO…

Why in News? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has directed the States not to use the COVID-19 rapid…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Apr 2020

AAROGYA SETU APP MUST…

Why in News? Central government organisations involved in construction, were instructed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to ensure…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

COVID-19 CAN HELP DEAL…

Why in News? According to a WHO Information Note — ‘Tuberculosis and COVID-19’, there is a need to maintain TB…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

ROLE OF CIVIL DEFENCE…

Why in News? More than 50,000 Civil Defence volunteers are working at the grassroots level in various roles and capacities…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Apr 2020

COLOUR CODING TO MANAGE…

Why in News? The government has decided to divide all districts across the country into hotspots, Non-hotspots and Green Zones.…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2020

ICMR RECOMMENDS TESTING OF…

Why in News? Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently issued an advisory for using pooled samples for testing…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Apr 2020

COVID -19 AND ITS…

Why in News? Recently, the UN noted that around 117 million children worldwide are at risk of contracting measles because…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Apr 2020

FUNDING OF WHO

Why in News? US President Donald Trump has planned to put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2020

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION –…

Why in News? US President Donald Trump threatened to freeze US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

INDIA LIFTS BAN ON…

Why in News? The Government of India has announced that it had rescinded its earlier ban on the export of…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

EMPOWERED GROUP (NUMBER 6)

Why in News? Empowered Group (number 6) constituted to address the issues pertaining to identification of problems, effective solutions and…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Apr 2020

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR…

Why in News? Experts say that the pandemic can be slowed only by a lockdown as well as by ensuring…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Apr 2020

COVID-19 AND THE ORPHAN…

Why in News? Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, the United States Food…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

INDIA JOINS WHO FOR…

Why in News? India is all set to join the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Solidarity Trial which aims at rapid…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Mar 2020

CONTROLLING COVID-19 THROUGH SOUTH…

Why in News? The Korean Model, a vigorous regime of “trace, test, treat”, has shown remarkable results in controlling the…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Mar 2020

ICMR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CAUTIONS…

Why in News? The National Task force for COVID-19, constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has suggested…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Mar 2020

COVID-19: STAGE BY STAGE…

Context: On the light of one of the greatest crisis, Pandemic COVID-19 across the globe, there are different stages of…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

TACKLING COVID-19 THROUGH SOAPS

Why in News? Guidelines by the World Health Organization, to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, specify that one of…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Mar 2020

ONE HEALTH CONCEPT

Why in News? India has highlighted the ‘One Health policy’ to tackle the zoonotic diseases after it is facing the…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2020

COVID-19 NOW A PANDEMIC,…

Why in News? WHO has recently announced COVID-19 as pandemic amidst of increasing outbreak in various countries. What is COVID-19?…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Feb 2020

WHO NOT TO DECLARE…

Why in News? WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made it abundantly clear that WHO will not declare COVID-19 a pandemic…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Feb 2020

A FUTURE FOR THE…

Why in News? Recently, ‘A Future for the World's Children’ report was released jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO),…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

NAMING A DISEASE BY…

Why in News? The World Health Organization officially announced COVID-19 as the name for the disease caused by the novel…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jan 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OF…

Why in News? Recently, The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Wuhan Corona-virus does not yet constitute a…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

CHINA – EPICENTRE OF…

Why in News? Several deadly new viruses in recent years have emerged in China — Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

2.3 MILLION CHILDREN IN…

Why in News? World Health Organisation (WHO) in partnership with Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

2 OUT OF 3…

Why in News? In an announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on World Polio Day (October 24), an independent…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Oct 2019

WHO’S GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT…

Why in News? WHO has released the 2019 edition of the Global Tuberculosis Report recently. The report provides a comprehensive…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

WHO INDIA COUNTRY COOPERATION…

Why in News? Union Health Minister has launched the WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2019–2023.      Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

WORLD VISION REPORT

Why in News? The first-ever World Vision Report was recently released by WHO. Highlights of the Report: More than a…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

ABUSE OF WOMEN DURING…

Why in News? A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal has stated that more than one-third of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS RESOURCE…

Why in News? The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

CLEAN AIR COALITION:

Why in News? WHO is launching a “Clean Air Coalition” led by the Governments of Spain andPeru, while a group…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-09-2019

1.World Suicide Prevention Day Context: World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is being observed on 10th September, 2019 About: World Suicide…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

ELIMINATION OF MEASLES AND…

Context: Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-07-2019

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2019 Context: World Hepatitis Day 2019 is being observed on July 28, 2019. Theme: “Invest in eliminating…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

WHO GUIDELINES ON SELF-CARE…

Context: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched its first guidelines on self-care interventions for health. More on News: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jun 2019

AWARE: A WHO TOOL…

Context: This is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) prescription to combat the growing menace of antibiotic abuse and burgeoning resistance…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

BURNOUT A MEDICAL CONDITION,…

Why in News: The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, May 2019

INDIA AMONG COUNTRIES WHERE…

Why in news: Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, May 2019

WHO UNVEILS PLAN TO…

Why in News: The World Health Organization unveiled a new strategy to dramatically cut deaths and injuries from snakebites, warning…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2019

India Facing Critical Shortage…

Why in News: Despite the health sector employing five million workers in India it continues to have low density of…

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