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World Health Assembly Declares 30 January as World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

World Health Assembly Declares 30 January as World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

On 28th May 2021, The World Health Assembly (WHA) has announced to celebrate ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day’ on 30th January every year. The WHA members adopted this decision during the 74th World Health Assembly (which was organized between 24th May 2021 and 1st June 2021).

  • This day was observed first time informally in 2020.

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (30 January)

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (‘World NTD Day’) will be observed on 30th January to mark Some NTDs like snakebite envenomation, scabies, yaws, trachoma, Leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease.

  • The main objective of this day will be to bring local, national, international partners together in order to eliminate NTDs & the suffering associated with these devastating diseases from the world.

More About World Health Assembly:

The World Health Assembly (also known as WHA) is a forum and highest health policy setting body in the world which is governed by its 194 member states.

  • Chairperson: Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • Founded: 1948
  • Membership: 194 Countries
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

FAQs

Q.1 When will World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day be observed?

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day (‘World NTD Day’) will be observed on 30th January

Q.2 Which organization Declares 30 January as World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day?

The World Health Assembly (WHA) has announced to celebrate ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day’ on 30th January every year.

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