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LIVE with @DrTedros at the inauguration of the WHO Country Office in #Bahrainโ€ฆ
@DrTedros "Honoured to be able to attend the opening of the WHO Country Office in the Kingdom of ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ, WHOโ€™s 152nd country office. The Office will deliver strategic, technical, policy & service delivery support to the govt to advance health & well-being nationally, regionally & ๐ŸŒ"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "The opening of this country [in #Bahrain] office reflects WHOโ€™s commitment to serve all countries, at all income levels, providing support tailored to the needs of the country and its place in the global health architecture"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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"More than any other event, the @Olympics have the power to bring the world together, to inspire, to show what is possible. And more than any other event, they command the attention of the worldโ€™s people. And that is why I have come"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
@Olympics @DrTedros "I've been invited to the @Olympics Games before, but have never been able to attend. I've come this time โ€“ to this global mountaintop โ€“ with a message for the ๐ŸŒโ€™s people to hear. In fact, I've come to answer a question"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
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Global hunger, malnutrition & food insecurity have dramatically worsened due to #COVID19.

๐Ÿ†• State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report explains why ๐Ÿ‘‰

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#DYKโ“ In 2020, millions of children around the world were stunted, wasted and overweight.

Here's what can be done to address this ๐Ÿ‘‰ #SOFI2021 Image
3โƒฃ billion people around the ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ couldn't afford a healthy diet in 2019 and #COVID19 likely made this worse.

Countries must act now to get back on track to achieve nutrition-related @GlobalGoalsUN ๐Ÿ‘‰ Image
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Gender equality in health means that everybody should have equal opportunities for realizing their full rights and potential to be healthy โšง

WHO joins global leaders and activists at the #GenerationEquality Forum to #ActForEqual & accelerate progress
Without advancing gender equality in the health workforce, across communities and across the world ๐ŸŒ we cannot attain #HealthForAll

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WHO has teamed up with @bmj_latest and @UNU_IIGH to produce a special series of the BMJ podcast, bringing together experts and advocates reflecting on progress 26 years on from the #BeijingPlatform

More info ๐Ÿ‘‡โ€ฆ
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Opening of the Small Island Developing States Summit for health with @DrTedrosโ€ฆ
"I would like to warmly welcome you to the SIDS Summit for Health, the first ever gathering of leaders focusingโ€ฏexclusively 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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Today, WHO, @UNICEF & Ministry of Healthcare of #Kazakhstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ co-host a high-level dialogue & call on political leaders to reinforce their commitment to #PrimaryHealthCare as we respond to #COVID19 & health emergencies & build forward better.

To build a fairer, healthier world ๐ŸŒ, #PrimaryHealthCare must be central to health system efforts to build forward better from #COVID19.

This is how WHOโ€™s operational framework for primary health care helps ๐Ÿ‘‰
To make #HealthForAll a reality, we need effective #PrimaryHealthCare now.

This is ๐Ÿ—๏ธ to protecting everyone from all health threats and emerging stronger from #COVID19.

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"Tomorrow, we expect the government of #Guinea to announce the end of its #Ebola outbreak. I would like to offer my congratulations to ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ and the #healthworkers who helped to contain the outbreak at very high personal risk"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "Thank you also to our partners who provided financial and technical support.

As you know, #Guinea was one of three countries that was affected by the devastating West African #Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015"-@DrTedros
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Webinar on 'Long term #COVID Recovery and Nutrition Management '

Join us today at 11 AM

If you have any questions/doubts, please post it in our YouTube comments section๐Ÿ‘‰

Let's #Unite2FightCorona
Webinar on 'Long term #COVID Recovery and Nutrition Management ' is LIVE now

Join us at

If you have any questions/doubts, please post it in our YouTube comments section

Let's #Unite2FightCorona

What health problems may arise in the Post-COVID phase?

Does the fight against #corona really end once a negative report comes?

What early warning signs to look out for?

What sort of food/nutrition should be taken?

Know it all from the experts now at
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WHO is providing people in #Tigray with essential supplies and supporting #healthworkers to prevent and treat severe malnutrition.

Where there is hunger, disease follows closely behind. People who are weakened by acute malnutrition are more at risk of falling sick and dying from diseases such as cholera or malaria. #Tigray
Children are at the highest risk of dying from malnutrition. They catch infections more easily, take longer to recover, and may be weaker for the rest of their lives. This is why people need access to health services including nutritional care. #HealthForAll #Tigray
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Promoting healthy, sustainable food systems is part of WHOโ€™s prescription for healthy recovery from #COVID19 and delivering #HealthForAll, well-being and equity around the ๐ŸŒŽ

How are food systems and health linked?

1โƒฃUnhealthy diets and food insecurity
Diseases caused by either a lack of access to ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿor a diet high in sugar, salt or fats, are now among the most significant causes of ๐ŸŒŽ ill health.

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Food systems are more than what we eat!
Our relationship to food ๐Ÿฅ— spans society, politics, culture, jobs, faith, communities & families; every part of our lives, including our ๐Ÿฉบ
Understanding food systems & health, helps all of us take action for๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ&๐ŸŒ Image
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#WHA74 today agreed to meet again in November, at a special session of the World Health Assembly, to consider developing a WHO global agreement on preparedness and response to health emergencies.
#WHA74 also agreed on a resolution reaffirming WHOโ€™s role as the directing and coordinating authority in health during emergencies and beyond, and in aiding governments towards achieving resilient health systems and #HealthForAll.
The resolution calls on Member States to provide WHO with sustainable financing, while continuing their response to the pandemic & strengthening preparedness capacities, incl strengthening workforce, research activities, surveillance systems, & adopting a One Health Approach.
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There are some health screening every woman should do EVERY YEAR!

โ˜† Blood analysis
โ˜† Pap smear
โ˜†Breast ultrasound/ Mamigram

Let's break it down.
1. Sceening your blood pressure
โ˜†Starting at age 20: Once every 2 years
โ˜†Adults ages 40 or older: Atleast once per annum
2. Cholesterol Check (Your total cholesterol levels should be <200 mg/dl

Adults 20yr: Once every 5 years.

Adults > 30yr: if your cholesterol is between 200 and 239 mg/dl, make a plan with your doctor for how often you should check it.
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The 74th World Health Assembly approved the WHO resolution on global disability action plan 2014โ€“2021 for better health for all people with #disability.

The #WHA74 is expected to adopt this resolution on plenary next week.
Over 1 billion people currently live with some form of #disability. This number is rising as populations expand and age, and due to the increasing number of people living with noncommunicable conditions. #WHA74
Today's #WHA74 resolution on health for people living with disabilities aims to make the health sector more inclusive by tackling the significant barriers many people with disabilities face when they try to access health services.
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The false dichotomy of #lockdown vs #economy still not understood by governments

Delaying, avoiding lockdown costs money AND lives

And then thereโ€™s this thing that healthy people make a healthy economy. Sick people donโ€™t.

That is your starting point. #Health

โ€œThe downside of being a bit more cautious is quite a lot smaller than the downside of getting it wrong.โ€โ€ฆ
The above warning comes as UK Covid cases rose by 4,184 on Friday โ€“ the highest increase since 1 April.

In NL cases reported today total 3914 in a population less than a third of the size of the UK.

And yet today PM Rutte announced almost everything opening in a week. Why?
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LIVE NOW: @DrTedros' opening remarks at the #WHA74 โฌ‡๏ธโ€ฆ
"Lucy Nyambura is a health promotion officer in Mombasa City, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช. When #COVID19 arrived last year, a strict lockdown was introduced, but it was met with strong resistance by the local community, who refused to be tested, isolated or treated"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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"Earlier this week, I was vaccinated against #COVID19.

It was a bittersweet moment"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity

"On the one hand, vaccination is a triumph of science & ๐ŸŒ solidarity. Alongside public health measures, vaccination is key to controlling this pandemic & I'm very grateful to the #healthworkers at the @Hopitaux_unige for helping me play my part"-@DrTedros
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Itโ€™s #InternationalNursesDay!

Today, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness, and dedication ๐Ÿ’

Elizabeth Iro, WHO Chief Nursing Officer, takes us through her journey on becoming a nurse and what it means to be a nurse. Who is your favourite nurse?
Nurses are at the forefront of #COVID19 response

On this #InternationalNursesDay, letโ€™s show our gratitude by doing our part and following public health advice from WHO and national health authorities.

In #Zambia only 5 ๐Ÿ‘‚, ๐Ÿ‘ƒ & throat specialists & 1 audiologist serve a population of 17 million. Nurses like Carol Sinkende, who works in a clinic in a remote area of ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, are fundamental in doing community outreach & raise awareness about hearing loss.

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"Wednesdayโ€™s announcement by the #UnitedStates๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ that it will support a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections for #COVID19 vaccines is a significant statement of solidarity and support for #VaccinEquity."-@DrTedros
"I know that this is not a politically easy thing to do, so I very much appreciate the leadership of the #UnitedStates๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, and we urge other countries to follow their example."-@DrTedros #COVID19
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"In the last couple of weeks, much of the ๐ŸŒโ€™s attention has focused on #India, and although that country remains in the grip of a severe crisis, weโ€™re encouraged by the demonstration of international support for India"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"At the same time, we must remember that many other countries all over the world are still experiencing intense transmission. As you know, #Brazil is one of the countries that has been hit hardest by the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
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At Social Alpha, we constantly work with startups that build breakthrough technology to increase affordability & accessibility in #healthcare to impact as many lives.

This #WorldHealthDay, we spotlight our portfolio companies #RevolutionizingHealthcare in different areas (1/10)
(2/10) To speed screening & diagnosis, AI Health Highway has used AI to develop a smart stethoscope that can screen, detect & predict heart disorders. #RevolutionizingHealthcare #HealthForAll
(3/10)Similarly, #entrepreneurs Jyothi Mathur & Vikas Chouhan of Nurithm Labs have built a state-of-the-art decision support tool for dermatology using image-based AI algorithms to automate insights.
#RevolutionizingHealthcare #HealthForAll
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1/ #WorldHealthDay is also a good day to reflect on the opportunities that many India's health challenges bring. In this thread, we summarise some.
First, investing more in health and recognizing disease prevention and health promotion should be the topmost priority.
2/ Currently, India has one of the lowest allocations to health among all countries of the world as percentage of GDP.
3/ As a result of such a low investment in health and due to high out-of-pocket expenditure (85.6% according to the @WorldBank) millions of people are pushed further into poverty and are unable to escape.

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On #WorldHealthDay, let's build a fairer, healthier ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

#COVID19 highlighted how some ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ live healthier lives & have better access to health services than others, due to their living conditions.

It's time for #HealthEquity to reach #HealthForAll!

It's #WorldHealthDay

To achieve #HealthForAll, everyone needs access, without discrimination, to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

We can and must build a fairer, healthier ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ for everyone, everywhere.

#COVID19 shows that #HealthEquity is more urgent than ever. Itโ€™s laid bare inequities in access and coverage of health services, mortality and socio-economic impacts.

On #WorldHealthDay, let's make the ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ fairer and #HealthForAll a reality!

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.@DrTedros : #COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : In the year ahead, the ๐ŸŒŽ needs to make 5โƒฃvital changes:

1โƒฃWe need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries. | via @WHO
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"Tomorrow is #WorldHealthDay.
#COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity
"In the year ahead, the ๐ŸŒ needs to make 5โƒฃ vital changes:
1โƒฃ we need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries"-@DrTedros

#ACTogether #HealthEquity
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