Measles Outbreak in Mumbai

Context: One of the biggest fallouts of the pandemic globally has been the low routine immunisation coverage of children. Asper WHO data ,nearly 40 million children globally had missed a measles vaccine dose last year. As a result, there were an estimated nine million measles cases and 1,28,000 deaths in 2021. Relevance: GS II: Health […]

About Tuberculosis

Focus: GS II: Health Why in News? Padma Shri, Khel Ratna Arjuna Awardee, India’s First Woman Paralympic Medalist and President of the Paralympic Committee of India, Dr. (h.c) Deepa Malik has pledged her support to the TB Mukt Bharat campaign by becoming its national ambassador and a Ni-Kshay Mitra. About Tuberculosis Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY) […]

About Monkeypox Virus Zoonotic Disease

Context: There is now more evidence for pre-symptomatic transmission of monkeypox virus. A study published recently, which involves a larger cohort, found that pre-symptomatic transmission had taken place as long as four days before symptoms manifested. The researchers have estimated that 53% of monkeypox virus transmission have occurred during the pre-symptomatic phase.  Relevance: GS II-Health […]

Measles Outbreak in Mumbai

Context: Mumbai is currently witnessing an outbreak of measles. Between September and October, a total of 84 cases of measles have been reported in the city. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is measles? Spread: What are the symptoms? How important is it to take measles vaccines? -Source: Indian Express

WHO Releases First-Ever Fungal Priority Pathogen List

Context: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the first-ever priority pathogen list — which includes 19 fungi — to identify fungi which pose the greatest threat to public health. Relevance: GS-2 Health, International Relations Dimensions of the Article: WHO’s first-ever Fungal Priority Pathogen List Reason for the rise in fungal infections Strategy recommended by […]

The Global Hunger Index 2022

Context According to the recently released Global Hunger Index report, India is ranked 107th out of 123 countries, down from 101st in 2021. The government has rejected the report, claiming it is an attempt to “taint” India, questioning its methodology, and emphasising the government’s significant efforts to improve access to foodgrains for India’s poor. Relevance […]

Polio Programme In India

Context: Recently, global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio at the World Health Summit in Berlin. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Polio? Polio in India India’s Pulse Polio Programme Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio […]

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? National Health Authority (NHA) joined hands with  National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) – a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI) to expedite implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will help connect […]

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Context: The US Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of Adderall, medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder About Adderall About Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is one the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, usually diagnosed at an early age […]

Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? More than 15 crore activities were conducted under  various themes, across the country during the 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah (1st to 30th September,2022) contributing in the  Prime Minister’s vision for a Suposhit Bharat. Prior to the  5th Poshan Maah, four  Poshan Maahs and 4 Poshan Pakhwadas have been […]