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"We published the first global report on the burden of #sepsis, and a charter on health worker safety"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #WHA73

"We’ve drawn new & much-needed attention to #mentalhealth, with new guidelines on stress management & adolescent & mental health, & we hosted the Big Event for Mental Health, a global advocacy event seen by more than 600,000 people"-@DrTedros #WHA73

"On maternal & child health, we’ve published new standards for improving the quality of care for small & sick newborns & provided intensive support for 20 countries to address the indirect impact of #COVID19 on mothers & children"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll
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Opening of the resumed #WHA73 with @DrTedros…
Ms Keva Bain, Permanent Representative of the #Bahamas🇧🇸 to the UN in Geneva is the President of the 73rd World Health Assembly #WHA73

Watch live ▶️
Five Vice-Presidents of the 73rd World Health Assembly #WHA73:
San Marino🇸🇲

Watch live ▶️
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Today is #WorldStrokeDay.

This is how you can prevent stroke:

🚭 Quit smoking
🍺 Limit alcohol consumption
🛑 Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
✅ Manage diabetes
🏋🏾‍♀️ Watch your waist and weight
🍏 Eat healthy
🏃🏾‍♂️ Exercise regularly 30 minutes a day

The most common symptom of a #stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg, most often on one side of the body.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately


Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular diseases, after high blood pressure

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"6 months ago, WHO launched the Solidarity Trial to evaluate the effectiveness of 4 drugs for the #COVID19 treatment.
The Solidarity Trial is the 🌍’s largest randomized controlled trial of COVID-19 therapeutics, involving almost 13K patients in 500 🏥 in 30 countries"-@DrTedros
"In June, we announced that we were discontinuing the hydroxychloroquine arm of the study, and in July we announced that we would no longer enrol patients to receive the combination of lopinavir and ritonavir"-
@DrTedros #COVID19
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"Today has a personal resonance for me, because I am one of the 1.1 billion people globally living with #hypertension.

I have access to good medical care. But many others who live with hypertension are not as lucky as me"-@DrTedros #WorldHypertensionDay
"#Hypertension is one of the world’s silent killers.

But it does not have to be. It is within our reach to prevent, diagnose and treat"-@DrTedros #WorldHypertensionDay

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Today is #WorldHypertensionDay.

Hypertension - or elevated blood pressure - is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of ❤, 🧠, kidney & other diseases.

It is a major cause of premature death worldwide. 👉
This is how you can prevent high blood pressure:

❗️Reduce 🧂 to less than 5g/day
❗️Avoid saturated fats & trans fats 🍔
❗️Avoid 🚬
❗️Reduce 🍷
❕Eat 🍎 and 🥦 regularly
❕Be active 🧘‍♀️🏊‍

People with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, as well as those with #hypertension and obesity, are at increased risk of severe disease and death from #COVID19.

Learn how to check your blood pressure today!
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More than 3⃣ billion people across 5⃣8⃣ countries are now protected from harmful trans-fat in their food since the launch of WHO’s global #REPLACEtransfat initiative.

More details 👉 #BeatNCDs
Despite encouraging progress in eliminating trans-fat around the 🌎🌍🌏, more than 1⃣0⃣0⃣ countries still need policies in place to protect their citizens from the harmful effects of this substance.

More details 👉 #BeatNCDs Image
Trans-fat causes heart attacks and premature death — 💢but it doesn’t have to.

Here’s how countries are using policy actions to eliminate industrially produced trans-fat in their food supplies 👉 #BeatNCDs Image
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"While we are living in fraught times, facing the new threat of the #COVID19 pandemic, the old threats have not gone away.
As they have been for many years, noncommunicable diseases are the 🌍’s leading cause of death"-@DrTedros at the Global trans fat elimination report launch
"Many of these deaths are in people under 70 years of age, and most occur in low- and middle-income countries"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs #COVID19

"#COVID19 makes preventing and managing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) especially important. People living with NCDs, like diabetes, heart disease, stroke & cancer, are particularly vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) remain one of the largest threats to global health.

This Global Week of Action for NCDs, let's hear some inspiring stories of the vital role health systems play from around the world 👉 Image
WHO and @MoH_SriLanka have created an online portal 💻 to train and mentor health workers on the noncommunicable disease frontline - reaching one institute in every province across Sri Lanka 🇱🇰.

More details👉 #BeatNCDs Image
WHO and @MOH_Mongolia are working on country-specific noncommunicable disease (NCD) tools to improve local health systems & tackle the NCD high mortality rates in Mongolia 🇲🇳.

More details 👉 #BeatNCDs Image
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4⃣ steps to stay fit to beat #COVID19:
🍊 eat a healthy diet
🚭 #notobacco
🏃‍♀️ be physically active
🍺 stop harmful use of alcohol Image
Obesity could make you 7⃣ times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

Make sure you eat a healthy diet 🥕 & get enough physical activity 🚵‍♂️ to keep healthy & #beatNCDs Image
Here is another good reason for saying #NoTobacco 🚭:
Smokers are 1.5 times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

It's time to quit 🚬 to stay healthy & #BeatNCDs! Image
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"Yesterday I had the honour of addressing foreign ministers from the @g20org countries.

The focus of the discussion was on how together we can reopen societies, economies and borders.

This is something WHO supports wholeheartedly"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"Lockdowns are a blunt instrument that have taken a heavy toll in many countries.

With the right mix of targeted and tailored measures, further national lockdowns can be avoided"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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NEW—Many countries falling behind on global commitments to tackling premature deaths from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, lung cancer and heart disease: finding from 2nd #NCDCountdown 2030 report #ActOnNCDs #beatNCDs @imperialcollege @WHO @ncdalliance Image
#COVID19 is a pandemic that must highlight the high burden that #NCDs place on health resources, but also that many of the tools required to fight a pandemic are also required to fight #NCDs. NEW Editorial ahead of #UNGA & @ncdalliance #ActOnNCDs Week Image
NEW—Among high-income countries, only

Denmark 🇩🇰
Luxembourg 🇱🇺
New Zealand 🇳🇿
Norway 🇳🇴
Singapore 🇸🇬
South Korea 🇰🇷

are on track to meet SDG target 3.4 (1/3 ⬇️in #NCD mortality by 2030) for men & women #NCDCountdown #NextGenNCD #ActOnNCDs Image
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#COVID19 pandemic could tip over 130 million more people into chronic hunger by the end of 2020, adding to persistent hunger & #malnutrition 🌐 - new @FAO, @IFAD, @UNICEF, @WFP & WHO #SOFI2020 report highlights challenges to achieving 0 hunger by 2030.

The number of people going hungry is ↗️ and #COVID19 is making things worse 📈

The #SOFI2020 published today, estimates that approximately 690 million people went hungry in 2019.

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Almost 1 in 10 people (8.9%) worldwide is undernourished, with 3 Regions most affected:
▪️ 381 million in Asia
▪️ 250 million in Africa
▪️ 48 million in Latin America & the Caribbean

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It's #WorldBicycleDay 🚲
Cycling is good for us all:
Like all forms of physical exercise it helps maintain a balanced weight and prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, & some cancers. + it improves mental health & well-being.
Ride your bicycle to #BeatNCDs!
Cycling is not only healthy, it’s also good for the environment!

#HealthyCities prioritize making it easy to exercise regularly, e.g. by creating 🚲 lanes & parks


Cycling is healthy for all age groups:
It helps you maintain a balanced weight and prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, & some cancers & improves mental health & well-being.
#BeActive and ride your bicycle on #WorldBicycleDay!
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"As the world passes 5 million recorded cases of #COVID19, we recognize the importance of building national unity and global solidarity to learn from each other and suppress the virus everywhere"-@DrTedros
"A key part of this week’s landmark #WHA73 resolution was that as well as fighting #COVID19, governments need to also ensure that essential health services are maintained"-@DrTedros
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50 low- and middle-income countries will soon receive a donation of insulin for people with #diabetes, thanks to a first-of-its-kind gift valued at USD1.3 million from global health-care company, @novonordisk #HealthForAll
Insulin is a life-saving treatment for people with #diabetes.

During #COVID19, many people with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes are finding it difficult to access life-saving treatment
To meet the long-term needs of people with #diabetes, it will be vital to assure a sustainable supply of insulin, provided at prices that countries can afford. #BeatNCDs

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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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#HealthForAll Film Festival 2020: Awards Ceremony…
"WHO is a science-based organization. But sometimes stories and films have the power to inspire and to change things in a way that science and evidence don’t"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #Film4Health
"To fulfil WHO’s mission, it’s clear to me that we need to use every tool at our disposal, including the arts. I’m delighted to be here today to announce the winners of WHO’s inaugural #HealthForAll Film Festival"-@DrTedros #Film4Festival
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We all know someone suffering from:

🔴 Cancer
🔴 Diabetes
🔴 Lung disease
🔴 Heart diseases
🔴 Stroke

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌎🌍🌏's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
Alcohol 🍻
Air pollution 🏭
Unhealthy diet 🍔
Physical inactivity 🛋️
These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.

Let's #BeatNCDs.
@WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO Here’s what you can do for a healthier life and help #BeatNCDs 🚭 🚲 🥗 🏊🏼‍🧘🏻‍
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of premature death globally.
WHO’s NCD Progress Monitor 2020 tracks progress by 194 countries against a set of 10 indicators on NCDs.
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO The 10 NCD indicators include:
✔️setting time-bound targets to ⬇️ NCD deaths
✔️developing all-of-government policies to address NCDs
✔️implementing tobacco demand reduction measures
✔️reducing harmful use of alcohol
✔️promoting physical activity
✔️strengthening health systems
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO The risk of dying from the four major noncommunicable diseases between the ages of 30 and 70 years declined from 22% in 2000 to 18% in 2016.
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Live from Geneva with @DrTedros on the Commission’s final report on how to #BeatNCDs…
@DrTedros "The world is facing a public health emergency: the outbreak of #2019nCoV. An enormous response from WHO, partners, is now underway.

But at the same time, the world is facing another, but quieter epidemic of noncommunicable diseases"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
@DrTedros "NCDs are the world’s biggest killers.

They claim the lives of 40 million people every year, including 15 million between the ages of 30 and 70. They also result in untold suffering, and a huge economic burden from lower productivity and disabilities"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
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It's #WorldCancerDay

DYK: In 2018, over 18 MILLION people around 🌏🌍🌎 had #cancer, and 10 MILLION people died from the disease.

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre On #WorldCancerDay, WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from #cancer over the next ten years

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are proven interventions to beat #cancer:

🚭controlling tobacco use

💉vaccinating against hepatitis B to prevent liver cancer

💉vaccinating against HPV to eliminate cervical cancer

🩺 screening & treatment

💊access to palliative care
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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What we eat & drink can affect our body’s ability to fight infections & develop chronicle health problems.

These are 5 tips for a healthy diet this New Year:
1⃣Eat a variety of foods 🥗🥘
2⃣Cut back on 🧂
3⃣Reduce use of harmful fats & oil
4⃣Limit sugar intake
5⃣Avoid harmful 🍻
@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UN @UN_News_Centre @DrTedros Our diets must contain a wide variety of fresh & nutritious foods to keep us going strong:

1⃣mix of staple foods such as wheat, maize, rice & potatoes with legumes like lentils & beans

2⃣plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables

3⃣foods from animal sources (meat, fish, eggs & milk)
@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UN @UN_News_Centre @DrTedros Some tips to ensure a balanced diet:

Choose wholegrain foods like unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice when you can. They are rich in valuable fibre and can help you feel full for longer.
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