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Ebola Death in Democratic Republic of Congo-Ebola Virus

Ebola Death in Democratic Republic of Congo Part of: GS-II- International Affairs-Health  (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without a new case. Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur primarily on the African continent. EVD most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates (such

WHO and Its Roles

 World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health was founded in 1948.   Its headquarters are situated in Geneva, Switzerland. There are 194 Member States, 150 country offices, six regional offices. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. The WHO provides leadership on global health matters, shaping the h

UN releases commemorative postage stamp on anniversary of eradication of smallpox

UN releases commemorative postage stamp on anniversary of eradication of smallpox Part of: GS-II- International organisation (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN's postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp today on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. In May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration that the world and all peoples have won freedom from smallpox. It ended after a 10-year WHO-spe

India caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO

India caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO Introduction As tensions between the U.S. and China rise over the novel coronavirus pandemic, India, which is set to take over as the next Chairperson of the World Health Organisation’s decision-making executive body in May, is faced with a major choice on whether to support a U.S. move to reinstate Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly (WHA) or to China’s opposition to it. U.S. demands

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