United States halts World Health Organization funding

United States President Trump has freezed the funding  to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted.Trump said the review would cover the WHO’s “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.”


The World Health Organization(WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health WHO Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date now celebrate every year as World Health Day. WHO primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. The present Director-General of World Health Organization is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. WHO headquarters is in Geneva.

                                            Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus,are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). The best way to prevent and slow down transmission, Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19.

What are the important steps you can do to prevent acquiring or spreading infection

  1. Social distancing – Very important .
  2.  Avoid contact with someone who shows symptoms of possible COVID-19 – anyone having a cold or cough or fever.
  3. Avoid non-essential travel and use of public transport.
  4. Avoid public places, crowds and large family get togethers. Keep in touch with friends and relatives using phone, internet, and social media.
  5. Avoid routine visits to hospitals / Labs. for minor problems, contact hospital or HF clinic by phone or helpline number if possible. If you are regularly checking INR and adjusting blood thinning medicines, please contact the doctor over phone if possible and try and avoid a hospital as much as possible.                                                                                           Hand hygiene
  6.  Avoid handshakes and touching face with hands
  7. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently – do this for at least 20-30 seconds and systematically to clean all parts of the hand
  8. Alcohol based hand-sanitisers are also useful.
  9. Avoid touching possibly contaminated areas/objects – Public toilet doors, door handles etc.


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