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Good morning, #Geneva!

We are LIVE from Place the Nations for Walk the Talk for #HealthForAll this morning.

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Prime Minister @narendramodi will be the Guest of Honour at France’s #BastilleDay celebrations on 14th July.
What does this mean?

➜ A thread on this special moment for France🇫🇷 & India🇮🇳: (1/8) Image
14 July is France’s National Day.

It dates back to the French Revolution.

It’s a moment for the French to celebrate what binds them together, especially the values of “liberty, equality, fraternity” - which, by the way, are also in the Preamble to India’s Constitution! (2/8)
Every #BastilleDay, Paris’ famous avenue des Champs-Elysées hosts a military parade - not very different from the #RepublicDay parade on Kartavya Path!

#DYK that France has been the Republic Day guest of honour 5 times since 1951? (3/8) ImageImage
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Live from #GartnerDA | Smart #Analytics for Even Smarter #CostOptimization with Adam Ronthal, Gartner VP Analyst: Adam Ronthal on stage prese...
About this session: Within a #recession, orgs will be desperate to save every cent and penny they can. Adam will explore how #analytics can help make optimal saving decisions. #GartnerDA
To start off, Adam examines the hype cycle for emerging #tech focused on #CostOptimization ⚙️ #GartnerDA Image
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#DYK that on this day in 1854, #Sacramento became the California State Capitol? #SD8

Check out this 🧵courtesy of #TeamAshby and
@AlexCVassar at @CAStateLibrary Image
Other cities in #California that have served as capitals are:

Monterey (1774-1849)
San Jose (1849-1851)
Vallejo (1852-1853)
Benicia (1853-1854)
San Francisco (1862)

Of course, here in #SD8, Sacramento is our favorite! Image
The Assembly Chambers are decorated in green to remind people of the fields (the Assembly had the role of House of Commons.)

The Senate is decorated in red, since that’s the color used by the House of Lords in England (the upper house.) Image
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What is #animalcognition ? 🧵 One common misconception is that #cognition is the same as intelligence, but they are NOT equivalent! Intelligence is an arbitrary term, as it is not possible to evaluate one species as 'smarter' than another. (1/4)
Cognition refers to the pathways and mechanisms of an organism taking in environmental information (sights, smells, sounds) and responding ✅ #DYK there are a variety of cognitive processes. (2/4)
A few sub-disciplines of cognition include: 1️⃣ #distributedcognition (study of information "flow" among individuals, such as an animal monitoring and responding to the attentional states of others in their social group), … (3/4)
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#Breastfeeding is systematically undervalued by societies and exploited by industry: A new research series in @TheLancet from WHO & partners.

This compromises the #HumanRights, health and well-being of women and children
#Breastfeeding provides immense benefits for children & societies. It:
⬆️increases survival
⬆️improves physical & cognitive development
⬇️reduces infections, obesity & chronic disease risk.

Yet, less than half of babies are 🤱🏻- per WHO guidance - for the first 6 months
To protect health & support #breastfeeding, women need:
💟 Adequate paid maternity leave - preferably 6+ months - in line with WHO guidance on exclusive 🤱🏻
💟 Time off for 🤱🏻 or expressing milk upon return to work
💟 🤱🏻-friendly workplaces & childcare
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Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

FGM is an extreme form of discrimination against women, violates #HumanRights, and causes serious health harms.

It must be prevented: #EndFGM!

👉 Three hands are raised in front of a red background.
At least 2⃣0⃣0⃣ MILLION women & girls alive today have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

Immediate complications of FGM include:
♦️ excessive bleeding
♦️ severe pain
♦️ problems urinating
♦️ infections
♦️ death


#EndFGM Illustrations highlighting the immediate risks of FGM: -Exce
Women & girls living with female genital mutilation can face serious & lifelong threats to their health & well-being, including:
♦️ psychological trauma
♦️ sexual problems
♦️ recurrent infections
♦️ complications during childbirth
♦️ other chronic health issues

Let's #EndFGM A woman is seen from the back. She is sitting on a bed. Anot
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BREAKING: @EcologyWA adopted three life-saving clean vehicle rules that will put WA on track to slash transportation emissions, put more pollution-free vehicles on the road & deliver air pollution relief to the communities that need it most #EVsSaveLives🎉…
"Urgency can be a powerful opportunity - it's fitting for the Evergreen State to join California & Vermont in taking bold measures to nurture our environment & plot a trail for the rest of the country to follow" - Wes Stewart, @SierraClubWASt #CleanTransportationForAll Organizer
#DYK Trucks and buses are responsible for 59% of smog & 53% of deadly diesel pollution? These toxic pollutants are able to lodge deep in the lungs. Thank you @EcologyWA for adopting the Heavy-Duty Omnibus Rule that will put more low-pollution trucks on the road! 🚚🤢 Image
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Biodiversity is one of our planet’s most precious resources.

In fact, without biodiversity life as we know it wouldn’t exist.

Here are 9⃣ more things you may not know about #biodiversity 👇🧵

1⃣ Mountains host most of the world’s species of amphibians, birds & mammals.

Plants, animals, insects, microbes & their environment...

Biodiversity is vital to global food production & essential for human well-being.

2⃣ Most crops depend, at least in part, on pollination.

Our world is made of an invisible web, & loss of species weakens this web as well as whole ecosystems.

Take pollinators for example. Without them, most of our food wouldn't exist.

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#Malaria cases continued to rise between 2020 and 2021, but at a slower rate than in the period 2019 to 2020
Despite supply chain and logistical challenges during the pandemic, most countries succeeded in maintaining #malaria testing and treatment
#DYK: Insecticide treated bednets are the primary vector control tool used in most #malaria-endemic countries
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🌴Today our #palmoil reporting team arrived in Kuala Lumpur where they will deliver a breakout session at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (@RSPOtweets) annual conference later this week.

✋Here are 5️⃣ things you should know before RSPO’s #RT2022:

✍️ @josiepips

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1️⃣ Formed in 2004, the RSPO brings together stakeholders from across the global #palmoil industry including:
🌴 Producers
🤝 Processors + traders
🏭 Consumer goods manufacturers
🛒 Retailers
💰 Banks + investors
✊ Environmental + social NGOs

#RT2022 @RSPOtweets #DYK

2️⃣ The RSPO is often considered the leading standard for certified #sustainablepalmoil + palm-derived materials for food + oleochemical use.

🌴 Around 20% of global palm oil production is RSPO-certified.

#RT2022 @RSPOtweets #DYK

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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia causes more than 1 in 10 deaths of children below 5 years of age, killing over 740000 per year.

#DYK? It is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide? 🌎🌍🌏

@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection affecting the lungs 🫁. It can be caused by several infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

#Pneumonia affects children & families everywhere.
It can be prevented. Here’s how:
💉 Immunization
🥦 Adequate nutrition, inc. breastfeeding
🔥 Reducing exposure to indoor air pollution
🏡 Improving housing conditions
🚭 Avoiding smoking near children
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.

#DYK❓ Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities.

Two-thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 & Asia 🌏. Image
While urbanization can bring health & economic benefits, rapid & unplanned urbanization can create inequity among the population, including migrants & other disadvantaged people.

More info 👉 #WorldCitiesDay Image
#Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted to people by mosquitoes. In a few years most people living in malaria-endemic countries will reside in cities.

WHO launches a new guidance to prevent & manage malaria in urban areas 👉 Image
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Here we go... the new USGS #WaterCycleDiagram release party has started! #WaterCycleStories
Welcome Tanya Trujillo, @interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science!
"The USGS collects vast amounts of water data, which contributes to many professions and perspectives, and many rely on that information daily. The Water Cycle Diagram helps us communicate the impacts of our actions on water and shapes water management around the planet."
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Today is #WorldSightDay.
#DYK More than 2 billion people have near or distance vision impairment.

In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented

There are simple ways to take care of your eyes.🧵 More than 2 billion people have vision impairment. Simple wa
Globally, the leading causes of vision impairment are:
👁️ age-related macular degeneration
👁️ cataract
👁️ diabetic retinopathy
👁️ glaucoma
👁️ uncorrected refractive errors An ophthalmologist checking a patient's eye sight in a clini
Young children with early onset severe vision impairment can experience delayed motor, language, emotional, social and cognitive development, with lifelong consequences.

Get your 👁️ checked. Have regular eye exams. Early detection of eye disease can p
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Today is #WorldHeartDay.

Love your ❤️, take care of your health.
Noncommunicable diseases - including heart diseases, strokes and heart attacks - cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the 🌎🌍🌏 killing 41 million people every year 👉 #WorldHeartDay
Know the symptoms of heart attack and #stroke.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical care immediately.⬇️ #WorldHeartDay
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🔎We reviewed levels of #AirQuality and associated health impacts in more than 7000 cities around the world, and looked at two pollutants – fine particulate matter (PM2.5) & nitrogen dioxide (NO2) .

Read the report >>…


❓ Why are we focusing on cities?

By 2050, almost 68% of the world's population will be living in cities and breathing urban air. And #cities are already at the front line for air pollution impacts- and interventions.

#CleanAirForAll #AirQuality

Residents in #cities are often exposed to poor #AirQuality.

#DYK that around the world, a majority of cities do not meet the WHO Guideline for NO2?


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Sports & health go hand in hand.


It doesn’t matter how you move. How fit you are. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, every move counts! 👉 #Sport4Health #BeActive Image
Nutrition 🥗🍍🥕🍅 is essential for health and well-being at every stage of life.

Eating a healthy diet allows you to enjoy sports and helps prevent a range of diseases. Right nutrition fights malnutrition in all its forms. 👉 #Sport4Health Image
Here are 3 basic measures you can follow while attending a mass gathering like a sporting event:

✅ Maintain at least 1 metre distance from others
✅ Clean your 🤲 frequently
✅ Avoid touching 👀, 👃 & 👄 and cover a sneeze/cough

👉 #Sport4Health Image
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Ok Oregon, you asked so we’re answering your #QuakeQuestions from Monday. If you’re not already following @OregonOEM or @PNSN1 be sure to do so as they are your go-to's for local info about emergencies and earthquakes in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
What’s the deal with earthquakes in Oregon? As many of you mentioned in Monday's #QuakeQuestions post, this region of the U.S. is capable of hosting very large (M9!) earthquakes along the #Cascadia subduction zone where the Pacific plate slides beneath the North American plate. Cascadia megathrust fault map. Topo-bathymetric map of the CSubduction zone schematic. Schematic cross-section of the ac
How do we know such large earthquakes are possible? Check out this thread to learn more about the 1700 M9 Cascadia earthquake – the largest known earthquake to have occurred in the conterminous U.S.
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A new joint @ilo-WHO report reveals women ♀️ earn less than men ♂️ in the health & care sector. #EqualPay

#DYK how much less❓ Know more 👉
Women 👩👩🏻‍🦱👩🏿‍⚕️🧕🏼👩🏽‍🔬 make up the majority of workers in the health & care sector.

Yet they earn 24% less than peers who are men. And health & care sector pays less than other jobs with similar education.

More in our new report 👉 #EqualPay Image
The report says the gender pay gap improved only marginally even with the #COVID19 pandemic, where health & care workers played a pivotal role.

More info 👉 #EqualPay Image
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𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶̶𝗻̶𝗰̶𝗹̶𝘂̶𝘀̶𝗶̶𝗼̶𝗻̶ 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲: a deeply disappointing thread 👇
First, let's set the scene with a couple of key facts:

👉 In the UK alone, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have a disability

👉 80% of those people have an invisible disability

👉 The UK workforce contains over 4.4m disabled people

Okay, now onto the bad stuff👇
#DYK that almost half of disabled people in the UK are unemployed?

By December of 2021, the percentage of disabled people who are either unemployed or economically inactive had risen to 47.7%

- @ONS
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#ParkinsonDisease is a movement disorder associated with

- motor symptoms
- cognitive impairment
- mental health disorders
- autonomic symptoms
- sleep disorders
- pain
- other sensory disturbances.

Learn more 👉…
#DYK❓ Globally, disability and death due to #ParkinsonDisease are increasing faster than for any other neurological disorder 👉
Up to 80% of people with #ParkinsonDisease may develop #dementia during the course of their disease 👉…
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It’s #WorldHandicraftDay, and have we got a thread 🤭 for you.
📷: @googlearts
#DYK that beads, cowries, and even coins of small denominations are used to embellish pieces of clothing in Lambani embroidery?
(Explore a gallery of art from Karnataka here:

📷: @googlearts
In picture: A ceremonial basket made by the Angami Naga tribe 🧺
Although most Angami baskets are made for everyday use, a fine basket like this is made as a gift for special occasions, like weddings!

📷: @googlearts
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Live from #GartnerSEC | Anticipate How AI Will Change How You Build Security Products with Nat Smith, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner.

Follow along 🧵
#DYK: Your buyers are fascinated with AI, but few really understand how #AI works. #GartnerSEC
"Most vendor presenter do not know how to effectively communicate how #AI works or the value it provides." #GartnerSEC
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