18 April, 2020
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WHO welcomes joint effort with India to fight CoVID -19
The WHO has said it will work with India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to leverage the strategies that helped the country eradicate polio to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet, WHO Chief said, WHO's national polio surveillance network will be engaged to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance and its field staff will continue to support immunization and elimination of tuberculosis and other diseases.
The combined meticulous work, done with full sincerity and dedication, India was able to get rid of polio.” India eliminated polio in 2014.
World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health was founded in 1948.
It began functioning on April 7, 1948 – a date now being celebrated every year as World Health Day.
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