75th Session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva

Published on May 24, 2022
Current Context: Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has addressed a recently held World Health Assembly in Geneva, in which he expresses India's commitment to building a more resilient global health security architecture.
75th Session of the World Health Assembly held in Geneva
  • In this session, the stress has been given to building a resilient Global Supply Chain so that it can enable to have equitable access to vaccines and medicines. India is always a step ahead to play a key role in it.
  • The focus should be made on linking peace and health, which is timely and pertinent because peace plays an important role in sustainable development and universal health and wellbeing.
  • Apart from that, there has been dismay over the report published by the WHO on mortality which shows India has an excess mortality rate, According to the report, released on May 5 it stated that there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India 10 times the official figure and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.
  • The manner in which WHO has published the report doesn’t consider the where country-specific authentic data published by the statutory authority.
  • Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, a representative body of Health Ministers from all States of India, passed a unanimous resolution regarding the approach and methodology of WHO on excess mortality reports.
  • Static Part:
    • WHO: World health organization
    • Founded: April 7th, 1948
    • Member Countries: 194
    • World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April every year.


Q.1 Recently Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has addressed which session of the world health assembly?
a. 76th
b. 74th
c. 75th
d. 70th

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