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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meeting…
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 – the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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Sugar is addictive and keeps you hooked on unhealthy drinks like sodas & energy drinks.
Break the cycle today for a healthier life!
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda & energy drinks is linked to weight gain and obesity
Only 80 countries in the world have taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Raising taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages decreases consumption and is an opportunity for health - we will see less:
❤️‍🩹Heart disease
❤️‍🩹Teeth cavities
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The cost of physical inactivity will reach over USD300 billion in 10 years if governments don’t take urgent action to encourage more physical activity among their populations.

The first-ever WHO Global status report on physical activity 2022 explains 👉
Governments can prevent heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases & #BeatNCDs by implementing policies that encourage physical activity.

But overall progress in 194 countries is slow, uneven & unfair 👉 Image
Policies to facilitate increased physical activity include:

✅safer roads for cycling & walking,
✅urban spaces where people live, work & play,
✅promotion of physical activity for all,

& much more. Read the full report 👉
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⏱️ Every two seconds, one person under the age of 70 dies of a noncommunicable diseases - such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes & respiratory diseases.

Almost 9 in 10 of those deaths are taking place in low- & middle-income countries

#BeatNCDs #UNGA Image
Along with #MentalHealth, noncommunicable diseases - such as cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases - cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the world killing 41 million people every year Image
Noncommunicable diseases – such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases - are one of the greatest health and development challenges of this century

#BeatNCDs #UNGA Image
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Investing less than 1 US dollar per person per year could save 7⃣ million lives from heart disease, #cancer, #diabetes, and lung disease before 2030.

Let's #BeatNCDs!

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For every dollar spent on noncommunicable diseases prevention and care there is a return of investment of 7 US Dollar.

Let's #BeatNCDs!

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10 million heart attacks and strokes could be averted by 2030 by investing less than 1 US Dollar per person per year.

Let's #BeatNCDs!

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"#COVID19 has been a powerful demonstration of the need to engage communities, understand the challenges they face, their concerns and motivations, and work with them to adapt strategies accordingly"-@DrTedros #BehaviouralInsights
"Noncommunicable diseases are responsible for over 74% of all deaths, with a high burden in low & middle-income countries. Informing people about the risk of certain behaviours or the need for treatment & care is important & useful but isn't enough"-@DrTedros #BehaviouralInsights
Three ways in which #BehaviouralInsights can help #BeatNCDs:
1️⃣ in understanding how better to make use of available evidence
2️⃣ to fill in the gaps to address disease prevention and control
3️⃣ to design community interventions
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LIVE: Media briefing on #Ukraine, #monkeypox, #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Yesterday marked six months since the Russian Federation’s invasion, which has had a devastating impact on the health and lives of #Ukraine’s people. Although shaken, the health system has not collapsed"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "WHO continues to support @MoH_Ukraine to restore disrupted services, displaced #healthworkers and destroyed infrastructure, which is essential not only for the health of #Ukraine’s people, but for the country’s resilience and recovery"-@DrTedros
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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.@DrTedros is now presenting the World Health Organization Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award at the #WHA75…
WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award, established in 2019, is given by @DrTedros to recognize contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership & commitment to regional health issues.
Dr Paul Farmer was Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at @harvardmed, co-founder & chief strategist of @PIH - an intl NGO established in 1987 providing direct health care services, research & advocacy for those who are sick and living in poverty #WHA75 Image
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It's World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day!
Chagas disease
River blindness
Sleeping sickness
& other neglected tropical diseases affect 1 BILLION people 🌍!
Neglected tropical diseases are:
1️⃣Responsible for thousands of preventable deaths
2️⃣Found in🌍's poorest regions
3️⃣Caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi & toxins
4️⃣Associated with stigma & social exclusion
5️⃣43 countries eliminated at least 1 of these diseases

It's World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day! DYK:

🔺River blindness
🔺Intestinal worm infections

are treatable & preventable when detected early! Delay in seeking treatment & care can result in life-long disability & death. Let's #BeatNTDs!
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It's #UHCDay!

The #COVID19 pandemic emphasized and exacerbated health inequities around the 🌍 . WHO calls on governments, donors and leaders to prioritize 👇

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On #UHCDay, we must remind everyone that it's not just #COVID19 that’s killing people. It's:
-lack of access
-years of living with health conditions that haven't been properly managed because of their skin colour, ethnicity, or social group
We all have different health needs, but our right to health is the same. Health systems must be ready to provide the full spectrum of
services based on our needs, not our ability to pay.
That means #HealthForAll! Image
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@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt "That first @WorldHealthSmt, in 2009, was held in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and in the shadow of the H1N1 pandemic. In the 12 years since then, the World Health Summit has become a landmark on the global health calendar"-@DrTedros #WHS2021
@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt "That’s why, together with Professor Axel Pries, we have decided to join forces to organize a joint @WorldHealthSmt in October 2022, to engage an even broader group of actors, committed to multilateral action for global health"-@DrTedros #WHS2021
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🆕 WHO List of Priority Medical Devices for management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes Image
The WHO List of Priority Medical Devices for management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes incl. >500 devices that to test, monitor and treat these diseases
List aims to help health-care providers detect and manage heart conditions & diabetes, leading to fewer hospitalizations and deaths and the saving of precious health resources
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Opening of the Small Island Developing States Summit for health with @DrTedros…
"I would like to warmly welcome you to the SIDS Summit for Health, the first ever gathering of leaders focusing exclusively on health in Small Island Developing States. Today is about you and the many health threats your nations face"-@DrTedros
"#COVID19 has presented a dire economic and health crisis for SIDS, while other health risks such as #ClimateChange, non-communicable diseases and malnutrition have further put your communities at risk"-@DrTedros
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Stay fit & healthy like @Cristiano 💪 by reducing sugar consumption and limiting intake of sweets & sugary drinks.

There is more you can do 👉 #BeatNCDs
Limit intake of sweets & sugary drinks for a healthier lifestyle:

🙅‍♀️ Fizzy drinks
🙅‍♀️ Juice drinks
🙅‍♀️ Liquid & powder concentrates
🙅‍♀️ Flavoured water
🙅‍♀️ Energy & sports drinks
🙅‍♀️ Ready-to-drink tea & coffee
🙅‍♀️ Flavoured milk drinks

More info 👉 #BeatNCDs
Consumption of sugary drinks is one of many factors contributing to heart diseases 💔.

More info 👉 #BeatNCDs
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It is #WorldBicycleDay!

Cycling is good for your health. It helps

🚲 to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes & some cancer
🚲 to reduce obesity
🚲 to improve mental health & wellbeing

Ride your bicycle to #BeatNCDs!
Low-speed streets make it safe to cycle 🚲 – benefiting both people ❤️ and the planet 🌳.

Let's make cycling safe by promoting #RoadSafety!
For many women and girls, cycling 🚲 is more than a sport or hobby. It means

✅ access to water
✅ access to jobs
✅ access to education
& much more.

Let's make cycling safe for everyone! #WorldBicycleDay
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"First of all, I would like to thank Your Excellency Dasho Dechen Wangmo for your leadership this week as President of the #WHA74"-@DrTedros
"I would also like to thank the Chair of Committee A, Dr Adriana Amarilla of #Paraguay, and the Chair of Committee B, Dr Iferemi Waqainabete of #Fiji. Thank you both for your leadership this week"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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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.

It's #WorldHypertensionDay.

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 🏃‍🏋️‍‍

Let's #BeatNCDs!

It's #WorldHypertensionDay.

🌐 Globally, most people with #hypertension do not know that they have it.

❔ When was the last time you got your blood pressure tested?

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Most people consume 2x the WHO-recommended 5g of daily #salt intake, putting themselves at greater risk of the heart diseases & strokes that kill an estimated 3 million people each year.

🆕 WHO benchmarks help countries reduce salt intake & save lives👉
The WHO Global Sodium Benchmarks aim to guide for countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in processed foods.

Consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing source of sodium
The Global Sodium Benchmarks target several categories of high-sodium 🧂 food products:

🥯 Processed and packaged bread
🥫 Savory snacks
🥩 Meat products
🧀 Cheese products.

Reducing daily sodium intake can lower the risk of future high blood pressure and heart ♥️ disease
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In recognition of @MikeBloomberg's contributions in improving public health, WHO confirms his third term as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries


📷 2017
Joining @DrTedros, @MikeBloomberg calls for urgent action to tackle noncommunicable diseases like #diabetes, hypertension, #cancer & respiratory diseases, which account for over 74% of deaths 🌐 & worsen outcomes of patients with #COVID19


📷 2018
In his role, @MikeBloomberg will continue to raise awareness about the link between #COVID19 & noncommunicable diseases, advocate for investment in measures to #BeatNCDs & injuries, mobilize cities for better health, & support the use of health data 📊
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"First of all, I would like to thank Your Excellency @drharshvardhan for your leadership as chair over the past week, and the past year.

And my thanks to all members of the Board for your dedication and attention over the past 8 days"-@DrTedros #EB148
"You have addressed an enormous range of issues, reflecting the huge scope of health challenges we face, and the huge scope of expectations the world has of WHO"-@DrTedros #EB148
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"In our first briefing of 2021, I want to take a quick step back & tell you what’s going to be coming up in the next few weeks. The #COVID19 pandemic is still a major public health crisis. We’re in a race to save lives, livelihoods & end this pandemic"-@DrTedros
"However, WHO is not just fighting the #COVID19 pandemic, we’re fighting numerous disease outbreaks across the world, picking up and analysing hundreds of potential signals every week"-@DrTedros
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Still looking for a #NewYear2021 gift 🎁 for your loved ones ?

Look no further, we've got you covered.

Tag a friend (or a lot of friends) and give them WHO advice to keep them healthy in the year ahead!
Here are five tips for a healthy diet this #NewYear2021:

1⃣ Eat a variety of foods 🥗
2⃣ Cut back on salt 🧂
3⃣ Eat moderate amounts of fats & oils
4⃣ Limit sugar consumption 🍫
5⃣ Avoid drinking alcohol 🍻
Here's how you can prevent high blood pressure:

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

#BeatNCDs for a healthier #NewYear2021
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As an unprecedented year comes to a close and a New Year beckons, here are 🔟 global health issues WHO and our partners will focus on in 2021

1⃣ Build global solidarity for 🌏 health security

We can only end the #COVID19 pandemic if we #ACTogether: no one is safe until everyone is safe.

WHO will work with countries to improve their own preparedness for future pandemics & health emergencies

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2⃣ Speed up equitable access to safe and effective #COVID19 vaccines, tests, and treatments.

WHO will continue to work to make these tools available everywhere across the 🌎

#ACTogether 👉 Image
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