The Economic Survey 2020-21 has predicted a "V-shaped" economic recovery for the nation, spurred by COVID-19 vaccination programme. India had started the world's largest coronavirus inoculation drive on January 16 month with healthcare workers and frontline workers.

Namibia launched its National Action Plan on Health Security (NAPS) in 2020. The Plan aim to facilitate multi-sectoral engagement using the One Health approach and to guide implementation of activities for progress towards the attainment of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 core capacities for the country.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Sheela Hospital & Trauma Centre, Shahjahanpur & Others dated 18/01/2021. The issue raised in these applications was non-compliance of the provisions of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules) by the States and UTs.

Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand dated 13/01/2021. The matter related to the proposed holding of the Kumbh Mela from February 27 - April 27, 2021, for two months.

‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India’is a continuation of the work on health systems strengthening. It contributes by suggesting mainstreaming of surveillance by making individual electronic health records the basis for surveillance.

The report identifies major global gaps in WASH services: one third of health care facilities do not have what is needed to clean hands where care is provided; one in four facilities have no water services, and 10% have no sanitation services.

Joint Committee report in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order September 3, 2020 to an application filed by Ishant Khanna regarding violation of environmental norms committed by M/s Uppal Neuro Hospital, Rani Ka Bagh, Amritsar. The Joint Committee visited the hospital on November 2, 2020.

This new report from WHO and UNICEF is an urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies. Citing evidence on what works from successful countries and global guidelines, WHO and UNICEF call for strong government leadership and investment in resilient sanitation services.

Improvements in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and wastewater management in all sectors are critical elements of preventing infections and reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as identified in the Global Action Plan to combat AMR.

This compendium details information about various practices and initiatives implemented by States, Districts and Cities in India for containing and managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

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