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GK Question: asked in government jobs current affairs Knowledge about each and every section is necessary for the preparation. In this episode, today we know about the health emergency. The World Health Organization has removed the viral disease monkeypox from the category of health emergency. On May 11, 2023, the Chief of the World Health Organization announced this effect. Many countries also know this disease by the name of M-pox.
In view of the many dangers and the increasing number of patients worldwide, WHO declared monkeypox a health emergency in July 2022. At that time the disease had spread to more than a hundred countries around the world. This disease with symptoms of fever was spread by coming in contact with the victim.
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COVID out of health emergency
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said that in the last three months, the disease has been recorded less than 90 percent. While from the beginning of 2022 till 8 May 2023, more than 87 thousand cases were reported worldwide. The Director General has made this announcement on the recommendation of the Emergency Committee.
The World Health Organization has also excluded COVID 19 from the global health emergency category this month. WHO admitted that COVID is no longer as dangerous as it was in the beginning and a situation like lock down has been created all over the world.
When is a global health emergency declared?
WHO declares a global emergency when a disease suddenly starts rapidly engulfing the world. To prevent the disease, all the countries have to make a concerted effort together. Urgent international intervention is needed. The Emergency Committee reviews the disease and gives its recommendation to the WHO chief. On agreeing, they declare a health emergency. There are rules for its review every three months.
The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency seven times so far. Swine Flu in 2009, Polio in 2014, Ebola in 2016, Kibu-Ebola in 2018-20, COVID-19 in 2020 and Monkeypox in 2022.