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"More than 15 million cases of #COVID19 have now been reported to WHO, and almost 620,000 deaths.

Although all countries have been affected, we continue to see intense transmission in a relatively small group of countries"-@DrTedros
"Almost 10 million #COVID19 cases, or two-thirds of all cases globally, are from 10 countries, and almost half of all cases reported so far are from just three countries"-@DrTedros
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Live with @DrTedros from the WHO weekly Member States information session on #COVID19…
"The #COVID19 pandemic has left no country untouched. It has humbled all of us"-@DrTedros
"It is often said that disease knows no borders. It does not care about our political differences, and it disregards the distinctions we draw between health and economy, lives and livelihoods.
The #COVID19 pandemic has disrupted them all"-@DrTedros
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"Tomorrow marks six months since WHO received the first reports of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in #China.

The six-month anniversary of the outbreak coincides with reaching 10 million #COVID19 cases and 500 thousand deaths"-@DrTedros
"This is a moment for all of us to reflect on the progress we have made and the lessons we have learned, and to recommit ourselves to doing everything we can to save lives"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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"WHO is honoured to welcome you both here today & we offer our sincere thanks for your expression of solidarity & support. We’re getting today all the support we need, political & financial, & I would like to express my gratitude. Thank you so much for all that support"-@DrTedros
"Both #Germany 🇩🇪 and #France 🇫🇷 are longstanding friends of WHO and global health – both individually and as members of the European Union 🇪🇺"-@DrTedros
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I'm tired.

I'm tired of feeling suicidal & having to access to affordable, long term mental health help.

I'm tired of waking up everyday having to fight just to live life.

I'm tired of the only help I can *easily* access is short term crisis help.

Short term crisis help doesn't help in the long term for many ppl. It keeps us alive in that moment but what about tomorrow, next week, next month? I have accessed these crisis/short term services plenty of times. Not once did I get a referral to any longer term help.
I called the current mental health help number a couple weeks ago looking for long term help. Covid has taken its toll on me & going back to work has been so stressful. I dread going & I love my career. I was told they couldn't offer or wven refer me to long term help.
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.@WHO is providing countries with detailed, integrated guidance across all health service areas for safely providing all people with the care they need, while taking measures to limit transmission of #COVID19.
The document provides guidance to help countries re-organize services and strengthen the systems behind them, giving details on the adjustments needed to ensure safe delivery of services for people of all ages, across a comprehensive range of health needs.
Ensuring coordination and development of new ways to deliver care while limiting visits to health facilities is key to keeping people safe and preventing health systems from becoming overburdened. #HealthForAll #COVID19
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Healthy diet is a key to the happy life.

When the whole world is battling with Corona, it is even more imp to look at the ways in which we can improve our immunity & avoid spread of such pandemics.

A #thread below to highlight benefits of a meat free life👇

1. Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarian diet is,
👉lower in saturated fat & cholesterol
👉higher in plant nutrients
Which reduce heart diseases.

A low fat diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely.
2. Cancer Prevention

🦀~70% of all diseases, including one third of all cancers, are related to diet

👉is devoid of fiber & nutrients that have a protective effect
👉 has carcinogenic compounds such as HCA & PAH that increase cancer risk

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WHO, @gavi & @UNICEF issue joint warning today that at least 80M children under 1 are at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles & polio, as #COVID19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts.👉 #HealthForAll
This stark warning precedes the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 Jun 2020, at which world leaders will come together to help maintain immunization programmes & mitigate the impact of #COVID19 in lower-income countries. 👉 #HealthForAll
According to data collected by WHO, @UNICEF, @gavi & @sabinvaccine, provision of routine immunization services is substantially hindered in at least 68 countries, likely to affect approximately 80M children under the age of 1. 👉
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"As the world passes 5 million recorded cases of #COVID19, we recognize the importance of building national unity and global solidarity to learn from each other and suppress the virus everywhere"-@DrTedros
"A key part of this week’s landmark #WHA73 resolution was that as well as fighting #COVID19, governments need to also ensure that essential health services are maintained"-@DrTedros
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50 low- and middle-income countries will soon receive a donation of insulin for people with #diabetes, thanks to a first-of-its-kind gift valued at USD1.3 million from global health-care company, @novonordisk #HealthForAll
Insulin is a life-saving treatment for people with #diabetes.

During #COVID19, many people with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes are finding it difficult to access life-saving treatment
To meet the long-term needs of people with #diabetes, it will be vital to assure a sustainable supply of insulin, provided at prices that countries can afford. #BeatNCDs

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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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"Yesterday, we concluded a very productive #WHA73.

We saw unprecedented solidarity with Heads of Government from around the world beaming into the World Health Assembly to discuss lessons, challenges and collective next steps to tackle the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
"I want to thank
🇨🇭President @s_sommaruga
🇿🇦President @CyrilRamaphosa
🇨🇳President Xi
🇰🇷President @moonriver365
🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron
🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque
🇵🇾 President @MaritoAbdo
🇩🇪Chancellor Merkel
..."-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WHA73
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Closing of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
We know that this #COVID19 pandemic brings serious social-economic effects because to face up to its exponential growth, we had to take draconian measures.

-#Colombia🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque at #WHA73

If we are sufficiently disciplined, work together sufficiently joined, we will be able to face this with success.
That is what we tried to do in #Colombia. We have taken difficult, drastic decisions. This has helped us.
-🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque at #WHA73
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The World Health Assembly #WHA73 starts today.
Health leaders are convening virtually for the first time this year, due to #COVID19.
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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The World Health Assembly #WHA73 starts today.

Health leaders are convening virtually for the first time this year, due to #COVID19.

Watch it LIVE here from 12:00 CEST.
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter 👇…
#COVID19 threatens us all, whoever we are, wherever we live.

Now more than ever, the 🌎🌍🌏 needs WHO.

To build a healthier world: FOR YOU, FOR EVERYONE!


#HealthForAll #WHA73
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I am honoured to be joined by President @CarlosAlvQ of #CostaRica and President @sebastianpinera of #Chile for today’s press briefing"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"Researchers are working at breakneck speed both to understand the virus and also to develop potential vaccines, medicines and other technologies"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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"Yesterday was #InternationalNursesDay and a moment to celebrate those critical frontline health workers saving the lives of people with #COVID19, #Ebola and many other diseases"-@DrTedros

"As the world celebrated nurses, I was shocked and appalled to hear of the attack on an @MSF hospital in #Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of nurses, mothers and babies"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
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#HealthForAll Film Festival 2020: Awards Ceremony…
"WHO is a science-based organization. But sometimes stories and films have the power to inspire and to change things in a way that science and evidence don’t"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #Film4Health
"To fulfil WHO’s mission, it’s clear to me that we need to use every tool at our disposal, including the arts. I’m delighted to be here today to announce the winners of WHO’s inaugural #HealthForAll Film Festival"-@DrTedros #Film4Festival
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Health is such a precious commodity.
Healthy people can learn, work & support themselves & their families. When people are sick, they struggle & families & communities fall behind.

WHO is committed to achieving better health for everyone, everywhere! #WHA73
Who is WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the @UN's specialized agency for health, governed by 194 Member States. It provides science-based recommendations to protect people's health everywhere


The principle that all people should enjoy the highest standard of health, regardless of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition has guided WHO’s work for the past 70+ years, since it was first set up as the lead agency for international health in the @UN.
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WHO will announce the award winners of the first ever #HealthForAll Film Festival.

Watch this space: 17h30 CEST/15h30 GMT


WHO’s first-ever #HealthForAll Film Festival received nearly 1,300 submissions from more than 110 countries, on a wide range of health topics.

A shortlist of about 15 submissions per category has been selected 👉
Films shortlisted in the 'video reports' category of our #HealthForAll Film Festival cover topics such as mental health, noncommunicable diseases, reproductive health, air pollution and others.

Find out more 👉

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It’s #InternationalNursesDay, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth!

Today, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness & dedication 💐

Who is your favourite nurse?
Nurses are on the frontline battling #COVID19.

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

“I love the fact that I’m the 1st person that the person comes in contact with when they come into the emergency department & the fact that whatever care I provide for the patient will be a lasting one”

Trecia Simone Stewart, emergency nurse, Jamaica 🇯🇲
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"Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 8th of May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox”-@DrTedros

"#Smallpox is the first and, to date, the only human disease to be eradicated globally.

Until it was wiped out, smallpox had plagued humanity for at least 3000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone"-@DrTedros
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"I’d like to welcome all Hindi-speaking journalists, and we look forward to your questions.

In total, WHO press conferences are now available in 8 languages – all six @UN languages, plus Portuguese and Hindi, plus closed captions for people with hearing loss"-@DrTedros
"More than 3.5 million cases of #COVID19 and almost 250,000 deaths have now been reported to WHO.

Since the beginning of April, an average of around 80,000 new cases have been reported to WHO every day"-@DrTedros
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