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Global leaders pledge US$2.6 billion to #EndPolio at the #RLMForum in Abu Dhabi.

Countries & partners announce commitments to vaccinate 450 million children against #polio each year and to overcome barriers to reaching every child 👉
@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @antonioguterres @UN @UN_News_Centre This pledging event comes on the heels of a major announcement last month that the 🌍 has eradicated two of the three wild poliovirus strains, leaving only wild poliovirus type 1 still in circulation.

@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @antonioguterres @UN @UN_News_Centre #Nigeria – the last country in Africa to have cases of wild #polio – has not seen wild polio since 2016 and the entire @WHOAFRO region could be certified wild polio-free in 2020 👉
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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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Live with @DrTedros and @AUC_MoussaFaki - signing the Memorandum of Understanding between WHO and @_AfricanUnion.…
@DrTedros @AUC_MoussaFaki @_AfricanUnion WHO and the @_AfricanUnion have committed to working together
1⃣ to support the African Medicines Agency
2⃣ to strengthen collaboration between the @AfricaCDC and WHO, focusing on emergency preparedness
3⃣ to implement the Addis Ababa Call to Action on #HealthForAll
@DrTedros @AUC_MoussaFaki @_AfricanUnion @AfricaCDC @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO "The Memorandum of Understanding we have signed today is an important step towards formalizing the cooperation between WHO and the @_AfricanUnion, and to implementing the Addis Ababa Call to Action."
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"WHO is proud to be working with @_AfricanUnion countries… The signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between our two organizations will help us to formalize our cooperation in three key areas"-@DrTedros
@_AfricanUnion @DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO "WHO and @_AfricanUnion have committed to working together to support the African Medicines Agency. Access to medicines that are high-quality, safe and effective is a core pillar of #HealthForAll"-@DrTedros
@_AfricanUnion @DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO "The second key element of the MoU [between WHO and the @_AfricanUnion] is strengthened collaboration between the @AfricaCDC and WHO"-@DrTedros
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Sexual and reproductive health means ensuring that:
💞 sex is safe, consensual & pleasurable
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 people can achieve the family that they want
🤰 pregnancies are intended
🤱 women receive the care they need in pregnancy, and during and after childbirth
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO When women and girls 👧👵 are healthy, and can make their own choices about their health and their bodies, the whole of society gains.
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO Sexual and reproductive health care is integral to universal health coverage. We will not achieve #HealthForAll unless we ensure health systems work for all – including women and girls.
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We want YOU!
Calling all filmmakers covering health to submit your best short film 📽️ to the first-ever #HealthforAll Film Festival.
We have 3 categories - find more information at
Films 🎞️ are a great way to share experiences and knowledge and prompt action that can change and save lives.
In May 2020, at #WHA73, WHO will host the first-ever #HealthForAll Film Festival in Geneva🇨🇭
Find out how you can participate
👉🏾 #FilmForHealth
Tell your story!
If you’ve made a film 🎞️ about health we want to hear from you. Any kind of movie and any kind of subject - provided it focuses on health.
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Have you checked out our new #GlobalIndexMedicus?

The index provides access to important biomedical & public health literature published in low- and middle-income countries
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO 📚#GlobalIndexMedicus provides access to scientific literature that is not included in major international databases & complements the body of knowledge necessary to carry out thorough systematic reviews and in-depth evidence research

👉🏾 #HealthForAll
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO 📚African Index Medicus
📚Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region
📚Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region
📚The Western Pacific Region Index Medicus
📚Latin American & Caribbean Health Sciences Literature
are part of the #GlobalIndexMedicus
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"Advances in science and technology are opening up new horizons in public health that were considered science fiction not so very long ago"

-@DrTedros #Innov4Health #HealthForAll
@DrTedros @WIPO @wto @WTODGAZEVEDO "CRISPR tools enable us edit the human genome, potentially transforming the treatment of #cancer.
Robotic surgery is improving precision & making complex procedures easier.
3-D printing means orthotics & prosthetics can be tailored precisely to the individual"
@DrTedros @WIPO @wto @WTODGAZEVEDO "Virtual reality is being used to train #HealthWorkers.
Wireless brain sensors are giving us new insights into our most important but most mysterious organ.
Telemedicine & mobile health are helping us deliver care in people’s homes, instead of in hospitals & clinics"

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Live from #WHS2019 with @DrTedros ⬇️

@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt @BMG_Bund “Today, I’d like to talk about one of the scarcest commodities in global health - political will. We often say that we know what to do, and how to do it. If only there was political will. It’s the biggest deficit we face”-@DrTedros at the #WHS2019
@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt @BMG_Bund “Each country has a different path towards #HealthForAll, & each is at a different point on that journey. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. But they all have the same destination, & they all have the same starting point – a political choice”-@DrTedros #WHS2019
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#HealthWorkers 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ are more powerful than you think! They get sick people back on their feet and back to work. They keep businesses succeeding and economies growing.

But the 🌍 is facing a shortfall of 18 million 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ by 2030. It’s time to invest in 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️!
18 million additional #HealthWorkers 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ are needed to achieve #healthForAll by 2030 👉
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt DYK: Investments in education, skills and the creation of decent jobs in the health and social sectors can improve well-being of people living in low income countries. This would also help address the world’s 18 million #HealthWorkers shortfall.
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Live on #WorldPolioDay: Declaring eradication of the wild poliovirus type 3 with @DrTedros. #EndPolio…
@DrTedros 👏👏👏 This historic #WorldPolioDay sees wild poliovirus type 3 declared eradicated 🌎🌍🌏.

Wild poliovirus type 2 was eradicated in 2015: just one strain remains. #EndPolio
@DrTedros "Today we are celebrating another milestone on the road to a post-polio world – the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. This is a great achievement, and shows us the tactics are working"-@DrTedros #EndPolio
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Live from Belgrade, 🇷🇸: Adoption of the @IPUParliament’s resolution on #HealthForAll with @DrTedros…
"At #UNGA, the 🌍 has unified around a common vision of a world in all people can access the health services they need, without suffering 💰 hardship. You have a crucial role to play in translating that political commitment into real results in the lives of people"-@DrTedros
"Our latest data shows we have a lot of work to do. On current trends, up to 5 billion people will lack access to essential health services by 2030 – unless we act now"-@DrTedros at #IPU141 🇷🇸
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Universal Health Coverage Passes Key Global Milestone:
WHO welcomes @IPUparliament's Resolution on #HealthForAll 👉
Universal Health Coverage is increasingly regarded as a cornerstone for sustainable global development as leaders and communities acknowledge that health is both a human right and essential to economic growth. #IPU141 #HealthForAll
“Universal health coverage is a political choice. Last month at #UNGA, the world’s leaders signalled their readiness to make that choice. Now it’s time to turn those commitments into health results”-@DrTedros #IPU141
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Health is a human right.

It’s time for Universal Health Coverage for everyone, everywhere.

Support #HealthForAll 👉 #IPU141
Q: What is Universal Health Coverage?
A: Receiving health services you need, when and where you need them without facing financial hardship.
It’s time for #HealthForAll!
Universal Health Coverage:
-Enables people to make good health decisions
-Brings life-saving services to rural communities
-Builds networks to provide affordable, local treatment
-Provides more sophisticated services at hospitals
#HealthForAll #IPU141
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@DrTedros "Thank you @IPUparliament for your support so far for this historic resolution on universal health coverage. We very much appreciate the hard work you have done, and the consensus you have reached"-@DrTedros at #IPU141 🇷🇸#HealthForAll
@DrTedros @IPUparliament @WHO_Europe @IPUPresident @MartinChungong "Both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the World Health Organization affirm that health is a human right to be enjoyed by all people, not a privilege for the few"-@DrTedros at #IPU141 🇷🇸#HealthForAll
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Today at #UNGA world leaders are taking steps to address two of the top priorities for human health:

🏥 Assuring #HealthForAll

🌍 Addressing #ClimateChange

The climate crisis is a human health crisis. We need #ClimateAction NOW 👉
#ClimateChange triggers hurricanes, heatwaves & wildfires.

#ClimateChange increases the reach of infectious diseases like malaria, dengue, zika & cholera.

#ClimateChange fuels the spread of noncommunicable disease by polluting the air, food & water that sustain human life.
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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Today is the first ever #WorldPatientSafetyDay.

No one should be harmed in health care.
Yet, every minute, 5 patients die because of unsafe care.
These deaths can be prevented - simple commitment can ensure safe care 🤝
More 👉

Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide, with 2.6 million deaths every year in low-and middle-income countries alone.

More 👉

@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe_DE @WHOAFRO @pahowho 4 out of every 10 patients are harmed during primary and outgoing health care.
The most harmful errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.

More 👉

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"There are many successes to celebrate @WHO_Europe.

Life expectancy in the region is increasing, and the gaps in life expectancy between countries and between men and women are narrowing.

Infant and maternal mortality have both fallen"-@DrTedros at #RC69CPH
@WHO_Europe @DrTedros "Premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases is declining and @WHO_Europe is on-track to reach the SDG target. This is very impressive. You are setting an example for the world and should be proud"-@DrTedros at #RC69CPH
@WHO_Europe @DrTedros "Most countries now have a policy or strategy to address the determinants of health & inequalities in health.

@WHO_Europe has also been at the forefront of efforts to address the health of refugees & migrants, & to deal with the threat of #AntimicrobialResistance"-@DrTedros
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#VaccinationSummit19 : @EU_Commission and WHO join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide
👉 #VaccinesWork
@EU_Commission @DrTedros @JunckerEU @EU_Health @UN_News_Centre “It is inexcusable that in a world as developed as ours, there are still children dying of diseases that should have been eradicated long ago. Worse, we have the solution in our hands but it is not being put to full use"- President @JunckerEU 🇪🇺
@EU_Commission @DrTedros @JunckerEU @EU_Health @UN_News_Centre “After many years of progress, we are at a critical turning point. #Measles is resurging, and 1 in 10 children continues to miss out on essential childhood #vaccines”-@DrTedros #VaccinesWork
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"In our world of fake news, we need to make sure everyone understands the harms caused by tobacco, the excessive consumption of alcohol, fats, sugars and salt; and the benefits of healthy diets, physical activity, mental health and well-being"
@DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @FCTCofficial "We must promote #PrimaryHealthCare as the most powerful vehicle for delivering essential noncommunicable diseases and mental health services.
Our fight against NCDs can only succeed if it is part of our wider effort to achieve #HealthForAll"
@DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @FCTCofficial "WHO and other interested @UN organizations should establish a multi-donor voluntary contribution fund for the prevention and control of NCDs, based on public health needs in low- and lower-middle income countries, with governance under the WHO Secretariat"
-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
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Today @DrTedros & Secretary-General @antonioguterres met Kavira Mwanamamba & a few other #Ebola patients who have conquered the disease and were leaving the Ebola Treatment Centre today. They will join the other 1,000 who have also conquered this disease.
UNSG @antonioguterres’s commitment to building a strong #PrimaryHealthCare system is so important to stopping diseases like #Ebola and managing others. A better health system means better #HealthForAll.
”Without the strong commitment and leadership of #DRC government and engagement of the community - we cannot end this #Ebola outbreak.
It’s important that we all work together to beat Ebola in DRC”-@DrTedros
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WHO becomes the first @UN agency to join @cOAlitionS_OA, an initiative for free digital access to health research
@UN @cOAlitionS_OA By joining @cOAlitionS_OA, we can accelerate progress towards universal free access to health research – an ambition that supports our strategy of one billion more people benefiting from #HealthForAll over the next 5 years
@UN @cOAlitionS_OA Since 2014, WHO’s open access policy ensures free access to journal articles and book chapters authored or co-authored by staff or produced by researchers funded by WHO, in @EuropePMC_news
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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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