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Law conference is requiring respirators versus....
Not one single respirator. Not one on the faces of any #WHA76 attendee.

There will be huge law conference with every single lawyer in respirators, but not at the @WHO.
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@DrTedros "We've come to the end of another long but fruitful #WHA76. I’m sure many of you are tired and are looking forward to going home. But as you do, spare a thought for delegates at the first World Health Assembly in 1948, which lasted for four weeks. Be grateful"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "At the beginning of this Assembly, we took a photo in exactly the same spot that the photo was taken of the first World Health Assembly in 1948. Thank you all for being part of it"-@DrTedros #WHA76 Image
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1/6 War at World Health Assembly #WHA76 thread🧵Russia tried to block Ukraine joining @WHO Executive Board forcing a vote by secret ballot 🗳️ Ultimately Russia lost - w/ 123 votes in favor of 🇺🇦. Ukraine now takes a seat at WHO EB table while Russia deals with diplomatic…… ImageImage
2/6 War at WHA: While Russian disinformation infiltrated #WHA76 it resulted in total diplomatic failure. @WHO Member States adopted a resolution that condemns Russia’s aggression & maintains WHO’s emergency health response in Ukraine
(80 votes in favour 🇺🇦 and nine opposed). It…… Image
3/6 Russia has attacked 974 hospitals & health sites -Last week a Russian missile hit a medical clinic in Dnipro killing at least two and wounding 23 other people. Russia has been committing war crimes for 461 days in violation of the @UN charter. The @the_pda is sending vital…… ImageImage
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The #WHA76 approved a landmark resolution aimed at improving the health of indigenous peoples.

Indigenous peoples, representing diverse groups and communities, tend to have considerably lower life expectancy than non-indigenous populations.

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The delegates at #WHA76 agreed to a resolution regarding accelerating action on global drowning prevention.

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Member States at #WHA76 welcomed the resolution addressing environmental determinants, including sound management of chemicals and waste.

The efforts can help prevent up to one-fifth of all suicide-related deaths from highly hazardous pesticides.

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You can join the livestream for this workshop being organized by @HEIresearch @EuroRespSoc & @ISEE_global

@DrMariaNeira joins the meetings from the #WHA76 urges the #AirQuality community to work closely with climate change.

She also notes that EU should take the lead and be the first to use the ambitious @WHO air quality guidelines.

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@DrTedros "As you know, just under three weeks ago I declared an end to #COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern.

It was a moment of relief and reflection.

It’s encouraging to see life return to normal – to be able to hug a friend, to travel freely, and to meet…… Image
@DrTedros "But at the same time, many of us continue to carry grief in our hearts – grief over those we have lost, grief at the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on families, communities, societies and economies, and grief that it didn’t need to be this way"-@DrTedros #WHA76
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The second day of the 76th World Health Assembly will start at 9AM CEST.

Get the latest documents on #WHA76:
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The 76th World Health Assembly elected Dr Christopher Fearne @chrisfearne from #Malta 🇲🇹 as President of #WHA76… Picture of Dr Christopher F...
The 76th World Health Assembly elected

🇹🇬 #Togo 
🇸🇦 #SaudiArabia 
🇨🇳 #China 
🇪🇨 #Ecuador 
🇧🇹 #Bhutan 

as Vice-Presidents of #WHA76
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The 2023 WHO Director General’s Global Leaders Awards are given to Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum and Pieter Piot.

Both are distinguished scientists and public health leaders who were closely involved in the discovery of Ebola before advancing to leadership positions in global……
Prof Muyembe-Tamfum from #DRCongo is being recognized for his innovation, leadership and ground-breaking contributions to the management and treatment of diseases such as Ebola.

He has played a critical role in improving health outcomes in his country, the African region, and……
Prof Muyembe-Tamfun was part of the team that discovered the Zaïre Ebola virus during the first recorded outbreak in 1976, in Equateur Province, Central #DRCongo.

He later helped design one of the first effective treatments against the virus and the deployment of experimental…… Image
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LIVE: Opening of the 76th World Health Assembly with @DrTedros. #WHA76…
@DrTedros "In 1977, Ali Maow Maalin was a 23-year-old working as a hospital cook in the port of Merca, #Somalia.

In addition to his duties in the kitchen, Maalin had worked as a vaccinator in WHO’s #smallpox eradication programme, which had hunted down the last remaining cases of smallpox……
@DrTedros "In October of that year, two children with #smallpox from a nomadic group were sent to an isolation camp near Merca. The driver who was transporting them stopped at the hospital where Maalin worked to ask for directions.

Maalin offered to accompany them. The driver asked if he……
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Good morning, #Geneva!

We are LIVE from Place the Nations for Walk the Talk for #HealthForAll this morning.

JOIN US for a fun run, walk, on your wheelchairs - with friends, family, pets!
Grab your FREE Walk the Talk for #HealthForAll t-shirt from the counter!
Available in different colors.

[… and yes, your pet can have one too! 😊]… Image
Warming up!

LIVE from Walk the Talk for #HealthForAll, Place des Nations, #Geneva ImageImageImage
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