WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate measles & rubella by 2023

World Health Organisation South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution to eliminate the highly infectious childhood killer diseases “measles and rubella” was taken at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi.

The member-countries resolved to strengthen the immunisation systems against the two diseases to achieve the new targets.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:

  • Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia: Poonam Khetrapal Singh.

Source: The Hindu

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