15 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the virus outbreak and actions taken to address it; about Coronavirus and its impact on humans; about WHO: structure and functions
News: There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Actions taken by WHO
Diseases caused by Coronoavirus
Note: to read about the new coronavirus in detail, click on the link below
About World Health Organization
Reports published by WHO
How it functions:
Executive body: 34 members, technically qualified in the field of health elected by the world health assembly for three-year terms
Source: Indian Express
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