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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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LIVE: Groundbreaking ceremony for the WHO Global Traditional Medicine Centre with @DrTedros and Prime Minister @narendramodi…
“The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine will help to harness the power of science to strengthen the evidence base for traditional medicine; …and help ensure that everyone has access to safe and effective treatment. This is an essential part of WHO’s mission”-@DrTedros
“Traditional medicine has been an integral resource for health for centuries in communities 🌍. It’s still a mainstay for some with inequities in access to conventional medicine, but also because of trust in traditional knowledge, practices & resources”-@DrTedros
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Strengthened primary health care (PHC) could be our ticket to universal health coverage.

But only with the right financing arrangements.

New @LancetGH Commission outlines ways to #FinancePHC, placing people & equity at the
centre ➡️ "All countries need to...
When successfully delivered, primary health care can:
1⃣ Improve equity, promote good health, & reduce risk of disease
2⃣ Limit the financial burden of health-care for households
3⃣ Save governments money

👉 #FinancePHC
Although a staple of high-performing health systems, #PrimaryHealthCare lacks funding, quality, & accessibility in many low- & middle-income countries (LMICs).

🔻 Annual government spending on PHC is just US$3 per capita in LICs. #FinancePHC Image
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Now taking over @SGarimella from @ARISEHub at @GeorgeInstIN. This #IWD2022 let's stand on behalf of women waste workers in India, to highlight their lives, livelihood and leadership.
#InternationalWomensDay2022 #AdvanceEquality
Are you #aware❓⤵️
#Womenwasteworkers in India work under grueling conditions & are exposed to various occupational hazards, including extreme weather conditions, contact with stray animals, exposure to toxins & risks of accidents, falls & injuries.
#IWD2022 #AdvanceEquality
#IWD2022 : #Reproductive & #sexualhealth needs are one of the major concerns of women waste workers which is disregarded in academic discourse & policy making.

👉Lack of availability & access to comprehensive #primaryhealthcare severely curtails utilization of health services! Women Waste Worker in IndiaA local healthcare facility
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LIVE with @DrTedros at the International Conference on Public Health in Africa #CPHIA2021…
"Congratulations to the @AfricaCDC, the @_AfricanUnion & the organizing committee for developing such a rich programme, & for bringing together leading scientists, innovators, policymakers, researchers & public health experts from across our continent and across the 🌍"-@DrTedros
@AfricaCDC @_AfricanUnion @DrTedros "This conference is extremely timely. The #COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of nurturing strong science and research on our continent, and strong public health institutions"-@DrTedros
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LIVE NOW: Opening of the 10th WHO Global #HealthPromotion Conference with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 10th Global Conference on #HealthPromotion"-@DrTedros
"Today, we also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the 10th anniversary of the Political Declaration on the Social Determinants of Health adopted in Rio de Janeiro"-@DrTedros
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It's #UHCDay!

The #COVID19 pandemic emphasized and exacerbated health inequities around the 🌍 . WHO calls on governments, donors and leaders to prioritize 👇

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On #UHCDay, we must remind everyone that it's not just #COVID19 that’s killing people. It's:
-lack of access
-years of living with health conditions that haven't been properly managed because of their skin colour, ethnicity, or social group
We all have different health needs, but our right to health is the same. Health systems must be ready to provide the full spectrum of
services based on our needs, not our ability to pay.
That means #HealthForAll! Image
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"Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world… There have been as many plagues as wars in history, yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise"

-@DrTedros #WHASpecial
"Those words were written by the French writer Albert Camus in his classic novel La Peste – The Plague – in 1947. 74 years later, they have a disturbing prescience"-@DrTedros #WHASpecial

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Today is #WorldDiabetesDay!

DYK know that 1️⃣ in 2️⃣ adults with type 2 #diabetes is unaware of their condition.

👀 Watch this video to learn more about the causes, symptoms and how diabetes can be treated ⬇️

It's #WorldDiabetesDay.

DYK: More than 4️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ million people have #diabetes.

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 and is expected to rise beyond half a billion by the end of the decade.
There are two types of #diabetes:
🩸 Type 1 diabetes, whose cause is unknown
🩸 Type 2 diabetes, largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity
🩸 Gestational diabetes that occurs in 🤰

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@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt "That first @WorldHealthSmt, in 2009, was held in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and in the shadow of the H1N1 pandemic. In the 12 years since then, the World Health Summit has become a landmark on the global health calendar"-@DrTedros #WHS2021
@DrTedros @WorldHealthSmt "That’s why, together with Professor Axel Pries, we have decided to join forces to organize a joint @WorldHealthSmt in October 2022, to engage an even broader group of actors, committed to multilateral action for global health"-@DrTedros #WHS2021
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#COVID19 has shown that there can be no lasting economic development without #HealthForAll & protection against health emergencies. Here are WHO’s 7⃣ recommendations on building resilient health systems based on #PrimaryHealthCare & #HealthSecurity.

1️⃣ We must leverage the #COVID19 response to strengthen pandemic preparedness & health systems. While tackling the pandemic, countries can also build long-term capacities to manage emergency risks & maintain essential health services.

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2️⃣ We must prioritize investments in essential public health functions, including those needed for all-hazards emergency risk management.

Here are actionable recommendations from WHO:
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2 years ago, world leaders committed to make universal health coverage a reality. The #COVID19 crisis has underscored why we need to deliver on this promise urgently so that everyone, everywhere can have access to quality & affordable health care.

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To save lives and protect economies everywhere in the 🌎, countries must take every opportunity to rebuild their health systems sustainably and more equitably, with universal health coverage and health security as complementary goals.

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There is an urgent opportunity for more and better-directed investment in the foundations of health systems, and a coherent, well-aligned, and integrated approach, based on #PrimaryHealthCare that leaves no one behind.

#HealthForAll #UNGA
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LIVE with @DrTedros at the inauguration of the WHO Country Office in #Bahrain…
@DrTedros "Honoured to be able to attend the opening of the WHO Country Office in the Kingdom of 🇧🇭, WHO’s 152nd country office. The Office will deliver strategic, technical, policy & service delivery support to the govt to advance health & well-being nationally, regionally & 🌍"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "The opening of this country [in #Bahrain] office reflects WHO’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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Closing of the Small Island Developing States Summit for health with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "We have listened carefully to you & your vision for health. We're pleased to hear that your have an outcome statement with the key elements that you addressed in the Summit & concrete requests for the WHO Secretariat, partner countries and the global health community"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "You are demonstrating once more, despite the challenges, your inspiring leadership and the resilience of your communities and your people as we work towards achieving the @GlobalGoalsUN and implementing the Samoa Pathway"-@DrTedros
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Opening of the Small Island Developing States Summit for health with @DrTedros…
"I would like to warmly welcome you to the SIDS Summit for Health, the first ever gathering of leaders focusing exclusively 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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1/ Thread on High Level Expert Committee for Prevention & Management of COVID 3rd wave chaired by #DeviShetty & nearly #allmale & clinician led committee with hardly any diverse expertise needed (covered in my earlier thread which fell on deaf ears @BSYBJP @mla_sudhakar);
2/ My view based on my training in medicine & #PublicHealth & what I have learned through several years of #CommunityEngagement & #PrimaryHealthCare in rural Karnataka #Chamarajanagar;
3/ While the original notification was all men, 2 women seem to have been added; the summary of the report is about 30 pages while the "detailed recommendations" are 60 pages; rather poor attempt at summarising IMO
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Today, WHO, @UNICEF & Ministry of Healthcare of #Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 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 🌐, #PrimaryHealthCare must be central to health system efforts to build forward better from #COVID19.

This is how WHO’s operational framework for primary health care helps 👉
To make #HealthForAll a reality, we need effective #PrimaryHealthCare now.

This is 🗝️ to protecting everyone from all health threats and emerging stronger from #COVID19.

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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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"I would like to thank the Italian @g20org Presidency and the @EU_Commission for their leadership in initiating the Rome Declaration"-@DrTedros at the #GlobalHealthSummit
"We welcome the declaration, esp. the commitment to support & enhance the existing multilateral health architecture for preparedness, prevention, detection & response, with an appropriately, sustainably & predictably funded, effective WHO at its centre"-@DrTedros
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"In the last couple of weeks, much of the 🌍’s attention has focused on #India, and although that country remains in the grip of a severe crisis, we’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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On #WorldHealthDay, let's build a fairer, healthier 🌎🌍🌏

#COVID19 highlighted how some 👱🙎🏽‍♀️ 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 🌎🌍🌏 for everyone, everywhere.

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

On #WorldHealthDay, let's make the 🌎🌍🌏 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 🌎 needs to make 5⃣vital changes:

1⃣We 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 🌍 needs to make 5⃣ vital changes:
1⃣ 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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"In our first briefing of 2021, I want to take a quick step back & tell you what’s going to be coming up in the next few weeks. The #COVID19 pandemic is still a major public health crisis. We’re in a race to save lives, livelihoods & end this pandemic"-@DrTedros
"However, WHO is not just fighting the #COVID19 pandemic, we’re fighting numerous disease outbreaks across the world, picking up and analysing hundreds of potential signals every week"-@DrTedros
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