World AIDS Day observed in Nagaland
The World AIDS Day is being observed in Nagaland on December 1, 2020. On this occasion, the Network of Nagaland NGOs on Drugs and AIDS Organisation (NNagaDAO) has requested the state government to formulate the modalities to appoint ombudsman on HIV/AIDS related activities immediately.
World AIDS day
The World AIDS Day is celebrated every year on December 1. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The day is one of the 11 ‘global public health’ awareness campaigns which is run by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The world AIDS day 2020 is being observed under the theme- “Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility”
Symbol of AIDS day
To raise the awareness a red ribbon is used as a symbol. The symbol also used as a symbol of solidarity in the people.
AIDS is a chronic and a potentially life-threatening condition. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As per a report, the disease has so far killed more than 41.5 million people across the world and around 36.7 million people are suffering from this infection. While in India, reports of National AIDS Control Organisation states that around 2.14 million people have been suffered from AIDS in as of 2017. Thus, India has the third largest population of persons suffering from AIDS in the World followed by South Africa and Nigeria.
Other Campaigns by WHO
Apart from the World AIDS day, the WHO observes World Health Day, World Immunization Week, World Blood Donor Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Malaria Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, World Chagas Disease Day and World Patient Safety Day.