Mar 05, 2022
World Health Organization (WHO) is an important health institution and United Nations' specialized agency for Health founded in 1948. One of its main objectives is to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. Studying this topic becomes crucial from the UPSC exam preparation point of view. Check its relevancy from the CSE syllabus perspective:
For Prelims: World Health Organisation
For Mains: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Recently, the Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) held a meeting with an aim towards making the pandemic treaty.
Examine the role of the World Health Organisation in the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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|Pandemic Treaty: Timeline|
The Intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) held its first meeting on February 24, 2022.
The second meeting, where the members are expected to discuss the progress on a working draft, is scheduled to be held by August 1, 2022.
A progress report is expected to be delivered to the 76th World Health Assembly in 2023, and its outcome will be submitted to the 77th World Health Assembly in 2024 for consideration.
News Source: The Hindu
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