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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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"I’d like to thank Dr Nakatani for his service as chair of the board over the past year. Dr Nakatani, you are a true friend to WHO and a true servant of public health"-@DrTedros #EB147
"I’d like to congratulate and welcome @drharshvardhan on his election as the new chair. Dr Harsh Vardhan, you have a tough act to follow but I’m sure you will do it with the same energy and commitment as Dr Nakatani"-@DrTedros #EB147
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I'm thankful to United Nations Special Rapporteur @davidakaye for engaging me in this wide-raging conversation on #Covid_19

Many, many thoughtful insights

Including his criticism of China and US handling pandemic, prospect of WHO self-scrutiny
justsecurity.org/70288/a-conver…
2. United Nations' David Kaye on #WHA73:

"There is especially good reason for the WHO .... I am not sure the resolution the World Health Assembly adopted on Tuesday will provide the basis for the kind of scrutiny the pandemic demands."
3. UN's David Kaye on social media platforms and #COVID:

"[T]hey should create a kind of case law to enable observers to understand exactly what decisions they are taking about COVID content. They should ensure genuine access to researchers ... in computational propaganda..."
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Regular #covid19 presser @WHO starts with @drtedros talking about World Health Assembly which ended yesterday (and was held virtually for the first time): "We saw unprecedented solidarity”, he says then thanks a long list of presidents and prime ministers for taking part.
@WHO @DrTedros Says if #WHA73 resolution is implemented it would ensure "a more coherent, coordinated and fairer #COVID19 response that saves both lives and livelihoods"
@WHO @DrTedros Mentions 4 points from #WHA73 resolution:
1. ensure fair distribution of essential health technologies
2. harness international treaties (incl. TRIPS)
3. classify #covid19 vaccines as global public good
4. collaborate to promote private and public R&D
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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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There is not a lot new in the President's latest letter on @WHO handling of the #COVID19 pandemic, sent ahead of second day of #WHA73

But there are few items worth noting, and I will conclude with what I see as major takeaways 1/
Notably, letter doesn't rely on any of the theories about the virus's origins (lab safety accident, bioweapon etc) that Trump administration officials have pushed in recent months

If there was "enormous evidence" you'd expect to see it referenced here 2/
theguardian.com/world/2020/may…
Notably letter doesn't rely on any of the theories about the virus's origins (lab safety accident, bioweapon etc) that Trump administration officials have pushed in recent months

If there were "enormous evidence" you'd expect to see it referenced i2/
theguardian.com/world/2020/may…
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Closing of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/cZJ10TI2MTAy…
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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QUIZ:
Do you know when the first World Health Assembly was held?

bit.ly/WHA-73 #WHA73
QUIZ:
In 1958 and 1967, 2 World Health Assemblies were held outside Geneva🇨🇭
Where did they take place?

bit.ly/WHA-73 #WHA73
QUIZ:
Into how many languages will meetings during the #WHA73 be interpreted?

bit.ly/WHA-73
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Botswana🇧🇼
Colombia🇨🇴
Ghana🇬🇭
Guinea Bissau🇬🇼
India🇮🇳
Madagascar🇲🇬
Oman🇴🇲
Republic of Korea🇰🇷
Russian Federation🇷🇺
United Kingdom🇬🇧

have been elected by #WHA73 as new members of the WHO Executive Board bit.ly/WHO-EB

The WHO Executive Board #EB147 will meet this Friday, 22 May 2020.
Agenda: bit.ly/2LFPxIj

More on WHO Executive Board: bit.ly/WHOEB147
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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.

bit.ly/WHA-73
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter
👇
twitter.com/i/events/12613…
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Opening remarks of @DrTedros head of @WHO to the #WHA73 today, some of which seem directed to the USA:
"For all the economic, military and technological might of nations, we have been humbled by this very small microbe.
If this virus is teaching us anything, it’s humility."
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Tedros/2
"Six mos ago, it wld have been inconceivable...that the world’s biggest cities wld fall eerily quiet; that shops, restaurants, schools & workplaces would be closed; that global travel would grind to a standstill; that simply shaking hands could be life-threatening."
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Tedros/3
"In less than 5 months, the pandemic has encircled the globe.
All countries have faced challenges in coming to grips with this virus, rich and poor, large and small.
Early serology studies are painting a consistent picture: even in the worst-affected regions,..."
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And the 73rd World Health Assembly is off and running: who.int/about/governan… #WHA73
Drinking for every 'solidarity' and you'll already be trollied.
Uh oh, we've got a hitch in trying to cross to @CyrilRamaphosa #WHA73
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/cZEDzTI2MTAy…
"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.

bit.ly/WHA-73
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter 👇

twitter.com/i/events/12613…
#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!

More: who.int

#HealthForAll #WHA73
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Ahead of #WHA73, @ThinkGlobalHlth interviewed Taiwan Foreign Minister Wu on his country's success against #COVID19 & confrontation with @WHO.

It was a long, candid interview and worth reading in its entirety, but this thread is about WHO-specific bits 1/ thinkglobalhealth.org/article/corona…
For context, Taiwanese officials in March indicated they had warned WHO about evidence of human to human transmission. Here is how a press report characterized that claim 2/
ft.com/content/2a70a0…
This claim was picked up by @WSJ editorial on April 5 on the behavior of WHO in #COVID19 in burying evidence of human-to-human transmission against on behalf of China 3/
wsj.com/articles/world…
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LIVE: WHO and @Olympics signing Memorandum of Understanding. #WalkTheTalk pscp.tv/w/cY5SwTI2MTAy…
"Thank you, President Thomas Bach, Dr Richard Budget & the @Olympics for your work in fostering this collaboration.
Thank you also for your support of the #COVID19 response, in particular for joining WHO in promoting the “#HealthyAtHome” and “#BeActive” campaigns"-@DrTedros
"Today's MoU builds on the longstanding relationship between WHO & the @Olympics.
Sport is a natural partner for WHO. By its very nature, sport is about participation, bringing individuals, communities & countries together & bridging cultural, ethnic & national divides"-@DrTedros
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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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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

#WHA73
#WHOImpact

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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@DrTedros "I want to congratulate & thank you for the great progress made this week moving forward debates, decisions & resolutions.
There was major progress on key issues incl. Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Global Vaccine Action Plan, cervical cancer, and food safety"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "Thank you in particular for bringing your work on Preparedness to a positive conclusion, which sends an important message to the world at this critical moment"-@DrTedros #Eb146
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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 bit.ly/Film4Health
#Film4Health
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
👉🏾bit.ly/Film4Health #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.
More: bit.ly/Film4Health
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