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Monkeypox Global Health Emergency World Health Organization will go to emergency meeting – international news in Hindi


The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will hold an emergency meeting on June 23 to decide whether to declare the world’s rapidly spreading monkeypox virus a “health emergency.” The World Health Organization said it will soon confirm whether monkeypox is a “public health emergency of international concern”. Let us inform that at the beginning of 2020, when the coronavirus was spreading, a state of health emergency was declared by the World Health Organization on January 30, 2020.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “An outbreak of monkeypox is unusual and alarming. That is why I have decided to set up an emergency committee under the International Health Regulations next week to assess whether or not the outbreak is a public health emergency.

What are a public health emergency of international concern?

A Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is a formal declaration of an exceptional event by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization declares any event or disease to be PHEIC, and other countries are alerted. PHEIC declared diseases can jeopardize public health in other countries through international spread, and addressing this challenge requires a coordinated international response.

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