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.@DrTedros is now presenting the World Health Organization Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award at the #WHA75…
WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award, established in 2019, is given by @DrTedros to recognize contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership & commitment to regional health issues.
Dr Paul Farmer was Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at @harvardmed, co-founder & chief strategist of @PIH - an intl NGO established in 1987 providing direct health care services, research & advocacy for those who are sick and living in poverty #WHA75 Image
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LIVE: Opening of the 75th World Health Assembly with @DrTedros. #WHA75…
"It’s good to see you. It’s been a while. For more than two years, technology has allowed us to continue meeting, and to continue our work together. But there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face"-@DrTedros #WHA75
"The #COVID19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Our world has endured great suffering – and endures it still. I know how difficult the last two years have been for you and the people we serve together"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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LIVE: @DrTedros' address at the High-Level International Donors’ Conference for #Ukraine…
"It’s often said that the 1st casualty of war is truth. The same saying could apply to health. The disruption of health services across #Ukraine has been catastrophic, compounded by displacement & millions of people remain trapped in conflict areas, unable to move"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This puts services and infrastructure, and the health of millions of people, at severe risk. The resilience of any health system is defined not by its buildings, but its people – those who deliver care even in the most extreme circumstances"-@DrTedros
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On #WorldPressFreedomDay we want to commemorate the journalists who were killed while covering the war in Ukraine.

At least 7 journalists have been killed covering the war in Ukraine

These are their names...

Journalists are #NotATarget!
Journalism is not a crime!

Yevhenii Sakun, a camera operator for Ukrainian TV station LIVE, was killed when Russian forces shelled a television tower in Kyiv on March 1.

Journalists are #NotATarget!

U.S. documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud was shot and killed in Irpin, outside of #Kyiv, on March 13.

Journalists are #NotATarget!

#WorldPressFreedomDay #WPFD2022
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LIVE: Media briefing on #Ukraine, #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "The global increase in #COVID19 cases continues, driven by large outbreaks in Asia and a fresh wave in Europe. Several countries are now seeing their highest death rates since the beginning of the pandemic"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This reflects the speed with which Omicron spreads, and the heightened risk of death for those who are not vaccinated, especially older people"-@DrTedros #COVID19

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LIVE: @DrTedros briefs the @UN Security Council on the health crisis in #Ukraine…
@DrTedros @UN "The war in #Ukraine is having devastating consequences for the health of Ukraine’s people; consequences that will reverberate for years or decades to come"-@DrTedros Image
@DrTedros @UN "There is severe disruption to health services and access to basic commodities, as a result of widespread destruction of infrastructure, including health facilities"-@DrTedros #Ukraine
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In 2021, in addition to the 🌐 #COVID19 response, WHO supported health needs of communities experiencing humanitarian crises due to conflict, climate change, & economic & political insecurity in:
🔸Northern Ethiopia
🔸& more
WHO calls on countries to protect and preserve the health and the #HumanRights of the vulnerable in all humanitarian settings across the 🌎🌍🌏 in the New Year, and to allow safe access to care to achieve #HealthForAll.
WHO condemns any acts of violence against health care that interferes with or prohibits access to health services, especially in times of the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic. #HealthWorkers everywhere should be able to provide health care in a safe & protected environment.

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During #COVID19, more than ever, 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ must be protected & respected, & hospitals & health facilities & transportation, incl. 🚑 should not be used for military purposes – essential conditions for the continued delivery of critical health services.

🆕 data from the Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care shows that, since 2017 over:
💥 2700 incidents in 17 countries & territories have been recorded
💥 700 health care workers & patients have died, & over 2000 have been injured


Hundreds of health facilities have been destroyed or closed, health workers killed and injured, and millions of people denied the healthcare they deserve.


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LIVE NOW: @DrTedros' opening remarks at the #WHA74 ⬇️…
"Lucy Nyambura is a health promotion officer in Mombasa City, 🇰🇪. 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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LIVE NOW with @DrTedros at the WHO-Norway Event on UNSC2286 5th-Year Anniversary: Attacks on Health Care


Join here:
"When it was passed in 2016, @UN Security Council Resolution 2286 brought critical attention to the issue of attacks against #healthworkers, patients, and facilities, especially in conflict situations"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
"Now, as the world struggles with the #COVID19 pandemic, attacks on health care are continuing. Fragile, conflict-affected settings with already weakened health systems are suffering the most"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
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I'm going to start a thread 🧵 of reported violations against healthcare personnel and facilities in #Palestine (there have been numerous reports in #WestBank, #Gaza and #Jerusalem already). 🚑. I'll give sources. Please share if there are any I've missed. 👇

The @PalestineRCS report today (12/05): "PRCS Central Warehouses as well as Gaza EMS Station were grossly damaged due to an israeli attack on a nearby location" in #Gaza. (photo below) Image
From East Jerusalem - reported yesterday (11/05): Israeli forces seen preventing @PalestineRCS team from accessing wounded. Several are physically pushed back by armed police.

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Today is World Humanitarian Day.

It's an opportunity to honour those who face danger & adversity in order to help others.

Thread 👇 #RealLifeHeroes #WorldHumanitarianDay2020 Image
Wafaa, our head of mission in #Yemen, is one of the #RealLifeHeroes to whom we wish to pay tribute.

A Yemeni citizen, she bears witness to the deteriorating humanitarian, health & economic situation of her country & helps her fellow citizens every day.

This year, #WorldHumanitarianDay falls during a global pandemic.

In #Yemen, lack of access & government restrictions mean communities, civil society & local NGOs are the front line responders.

"The situation in Yemen was made worse by #COVID19... Image
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The 10th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC 🇨🇩 is OVER!

WHO congratulates all those involved in this tough and often dangerous work to end the almost 2-year long outbreak.

Declared in North Kivu, #DRC on 1 August 2018, this #Ebola outbreak was the second largest in the world, occuring in an active conflict zone. 

There were 3470 cases, 2287 deaths and 1171  survivors. 

The 10th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is over, but the response is not.

Over 1170 people who were infected & survived still need support. Surveillance and response systems must remain in place to respond to potential flare-ups in the coming months.

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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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"Today is the first day our press conferences are being interpreted in all official @UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian & Spanish.

I’d like to welcome all journalists from around the 🌍, & I invite you to ask questions in any of the six UN languages"-@WHO #COVID19
"I’d like to start by thanking the many musicians, comedians and humanitarians who made Saturday’s “One World, #TogetherAtHome” concert an enormous success"-@DrTedros

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LIVE on #Periscope: Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "I’d like to start today by talking not about #COVID19, but about #Syria.
Since the 1st of December, dozens of health facilities have suspended services in the Idleb & Aleppo areas. Out of nearly 550 health facilities in northwest Syria, only about half are operational"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "2 attacks on health facilities took place yesterday afternoon, on 2 separate hospitals in Aleppo. Luckily, there were no casualties.

We repeat: health facilities & #healthworkers are #NotATarget in conflict & attacks on health are a breach of international law"-@DrTedros
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Trailer for documentary the Cave, the story of a hospital in East Ghouta bombed over and over by Assad and Russia who continue to do this NOW in #Idlib

#NotATarget #StopBombingHospitals @forsamafilm

Underground hospital in Eastern Ghouta was bombed many times by Russia and Assad

Now this is the subject of the important documentary the Cave

Massive evidence exists of these war crimes which Assad Russia continue NOW in #Idlib…
'I know what it’s like to experience such an attack, having lived through many during 6 years as a pediatrician at the Cave, an underground hospital in East Al Ghouta. On Sept 28 2015 Russian warplanes bombed the Cave, killing 3 nurses 2 injuring two, including my friend Samaher'
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BREAKING +++ Türkei greift gezielt humanitäre Helfer*innen in #Rojava an

Heute Morgen hat die türkische Armee eine medizinische Ersthilfe-Station des Kurdischen Roten Halbmonds bei Serêkaniye beschossen, ein Mitarbeiter wurde schwer verletzt, mehrere Ambulanzen beschädigt.
Die Station, in der Schwerverletzte der türkischen Angriffe stabilisiert werden, musste geräumt werden.

Unsere Partnerorganisation berichtet, dies sei nicht der erste Angriff auf ihre medizinischen Nothilfe-Einrichtungen in #Rojava.
Die Türkei versucht gezielt, die medizinische Infrastruktur zu zerstören und Hilfe zu verunmöglichen.

Der Angriff der Türkei auf #Rojava bricht Völkerrecht, der Angriff auf humanitäre Helfer*innen verletzt die Genfer Konvention.
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WHO-@UNOCHA high-level event on #Ebola in 🇨🇩 is about to start.


The event provides an opportunity for the #DRC Government, @UN, donors & partners to take stock of the status of the outbreak, response & actions needed to end Ebola.
The #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is occurring in a densely populated region with internal displacement, ongoing conflict, and a weak health system. The affected communities are also facing malaria, measles, cholera and high levels of food insecurity.
Disease outbreaks in #DRC:
- #Ebola: 2489 cases, 1665 deaths since August 2018
-Cholera: 13100 cases, 279 deaths reported in from January-June 2019
-Measles: 115 000 suspected cases, 1 981 deaths since January
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30. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼…
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29. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼…
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Countless videos of #Sudan’s gov forces beating and torturing innocent citizens.

When foreign governments influential in #Khartoum would publicly discourage violence against demonstrators?…
#Sudan protests today in #Kalakla a district of #Khartoum. Serious cases were received at the Turkish Hospital including severe gunshot wounds & bruises.

📷shared by the doctors & also on @SD_DOCTORS… ImageImageImage
Doctors have played a major part in the #SudanProtests and have been targeted. The @SD_DOCTORS’ Syndicate have published an open letter on @BMJ_lates asking for support. Health facilities are attacked & doctors, nurses & other specialists are arrested.…
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.…
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