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"There are few greater gifts we can give future generations than to eradicate a disease. We ourselves know what that’s like. #Smallpox was only officially declared eradicated in 1980 – less than 40 years ago. And yet already, it is becoming a distant memory"-@DrTedros #RLMForum
"Every year, over 1 billion people are treated for a neglected tropical disease, & last year 8 countries eliminated at least one NTD.
In the mid-1980s there were almost 3.5M cases of guinea-worm in 20 countries. Last year, there were only 28 cases, in just 3 countries"-@DrTedros
"Onchocerciasis has been eliminated in 4 countries in @pahowho;
Lymphatic filariasis has been eliminated in 16 countries;
Trachoma has been eliminated in 9 countries;
The annual number of sleeping sickness cases has fallen from over 7k in 2012 to less than 1k in 2018"-@DrTedros
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“Twenty years ago, I was working as a #malaria researcher in #Ethiopia. I could never have imagined then the incredible progress we would make, and @MedsforMalaria has played a vital role in that progress”-@DrTedros #EndMalaria
@MedsforMalaria @DrTedros@MedsforMalaria has helped to bring forward 13 new medicines that have saved almost 2 million lives”-@DrTedros #EndMalaria
@MedsforMalaria @DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @RMinghui @PAlonsoMalaria "Since 2000, the number of people who die from #malaria has halved, and incidence has been cut by an estimated 30%"-@DrTedros #EndMalaria
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Congratulations, #Kenya 🇰🇪, for joining Ghana and Malawi – to launch the world’s first #malaria vaccine today!

@WHOAFRO @PATHtweets @gavi @GlobalFund @UNITAID The #malaria vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi in a phased pilot introduction

30 years in the making, RTS,S is the first, and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce #malaria in children

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"#Malaria deaths have fallen by more than half since the year 2000, thanks to the intensive efforts of partners"

-@DrTedros #EndMalaria🦟
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho "We have succeeded in eliminating #malaria from many parts of the world. By the 1950s, malaria had been eliminated from much of the temperate zone.
Until now, WHO has certified 38 countries and overseas territories as malaria-free"
-@DrTedros #EndMalaria🦟
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho "WHO is committed to leading the global effort to make #malaria history"

-@DrTedros #EndMalaria🦟
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Live from Geneva: Q&A on #malaria eradication with Pedro Alonso, @PAlonsoMalaria. #AskWHO…
@PAlonsoMalaria Tweet your questions on how to #EndMalaria to our expert, @PAlonsoMalaria. Use hashtag #AskWHO
@PAlonsoMalaria Accelerated research and development in new tools for #malaria prevention and treatment is key to #EndMalaria🦟 in the foreseeable future 👉

Currently, less than 1% of funding for health R&D investment goes to developing tools to tackle malaria.
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