75th session of the World Health Assembly organised in Geneva

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The 75th World Health Assembly is being organised in Geneva, Switzerland from 22 to 28 May 2022.

  • This is the first individual health gathering since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • On behalf of India, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya addressed this 75th session.

  • He said that the figures released by WHO for India regarding covid deaths were quite disappointing and confusing.

  • Some time ago, a detailed report was released by WHO regarding corona deaths.

  • The report claimed that within two years, more than 47 lakh people died due to corona in India.

  • That report was rejected by the Indian government and questions were raised on the WHO model.

  • They called for strengthening the WHO to streamline the WHO approval process for vaccines and therapeutic devices and to create a more resilient global health security infrastructure.

  • He reiterated India's commitment to building a more resilient global health security infrastructure.

  • The theme of the year 2022: Health for peace, peace for health.

  • About 75th World Health Assembly

  • The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the WHO.

  • The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Functions of world health assembly

  1. To determine the policies of the Organisation, 

  2. appoint the Director-General, 

  3. supervise financial policies, and review 

  4. approve the proposed programme budget. 

  • About WHO

  • Founded - 7 April, 1948 

  • World Health Day is celebrated Every year on 7 April.

  • It is the United Nations agency

  • It leads global efforts to extend universal health coverage.

  • It operates in 6 regions with 194 member states and over 150 locations.

  • Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland

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