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In New York City, Covid killed more people than any other cause in the pandemic’s first year and caused life expectancy to drop by 4.6 years on average, according to the newly released annual report of NYC vital statistics. Confirmation of a devastating toll. 1/thread
What gets measured can be managed, which is why reports like this are crucial. More than 200 New Yorkers die every day, including >50 people under age 65, a data point I tracked closely as NYC Health Commissioner and focused intently on bringing down. 2/ Image
Every life counts. A moving piece published last week in @nytimes shows vividly the necessity—and challenge—of tracking all births and deaths. 3/
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Part 2 of my series on men's health focuses on #cancer. 1 in 2 men will get cancer in the US. Prostate, lung and colon cancer are most common. @MSignorile & @benryanwriter generously shared their stories with me. Please read/RT/
Mike Signorile told me when he was diagnosed with prostate #cancer, he knew he had to speak out about it to help alert and demystify the process of dxd & treatment. He speaks to all of that here.
Ben Ryan talks about the emotional toll #cancer takes even as the treatment ravages you. Both Mike and Ben talked about the problems inherent in the US healthcare system and that was WITH them both having incomes and health insurance.
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LIVE: media briefing on #COVID19, #Ukraine and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"On #COVID19, there’s good news. Last week, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded since the early days of the pandemic. However, some countries are still witnessing serious spikes in cases, which is putting pressure on hospitals"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This week, the #COVID19 IHR Emergency Committee met and unanimously agreed that the pandemic remains a public health emergency. I appreciated their advice and agree that far from being the time to drop our guard, this is the moment to work even harder to save lives"-@DrTedros
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"It’s a real pleasure to be here in Washington, D.C., on #WorldHealthDay. Over the past few days, I’ve had a series of very productive meetings with representatives of the Administration, senators, house members and other leaders"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "We renewed old friendships & forged new ones. We discussed #COVID19, the war in #Ukraine, and WHO’s 5 major priorities for the next 5 years, incl. supporting countries to make a paradigm shift towards promoting health and preventing disease, not just treating it"-@DrTedros
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En el #WorldHealthDay #diamundialdelasalud les comparto los puntos más notables en esta administración en orden cronológico (ningún logro, por cierto)
1. Desarticulación del sistema de adquisiciones, originando el peor #desabasto en la historia de la salud en México …
2. Desaparición de Seguro Popular, sin más justificación que una motivación ideológica.
Además de dejar a más de 16 millones de personas sin acceso a salud de 3er nivel, se adueñaron del Fondo de Gastos Catastróficos
3. Un muy deficiente manejo de la pandemia con 450-750 mil muertes.
Una vacunación mediocre, desordenada y opaca, que no ha considerado 4as dosis de mRNA a los ancianos y ya descartó vacunar a los menores.
Sin tratamientos ambulatorios aprobados por COFEPRIS.
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This morning, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers blocked HM Treasury, to call on the government to stop financing fossil fuels in the name of public health. #ActNow #ForHealthsSake #WorldHealthDay #PaidToPollute (1/6) ⬇️
Our leading medical institutions have also called for the government to "End subsidies for oil and gas extraction and redirect funds to green industry"
Letter here: (2/6) ⬇️
It is vital for human health that we get off fossil fuels as soon as possible in a just & fair transition for everyone. Failure to reach 1.5C would mean a 'catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse' -so said the @NEJM @BMJ @Lancet
(3/6) ⬇️
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THREAD: On #WorldHealthDay, we spotlight @UKMed, a frontline medical aid charity based at the University.

Born of the NHS, they've been working for over 20 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

Credit: Russell Watkins. UK Emergency Medical Team p...
Founded by @anthonydredmond OBE, Professor of International Emergency Medicine, @UKMed works with hundreds of NHS medics rigorously trained for emergencies, and a global network of health professionals who are on-call to get to disaster zones at 24 hours’ notice and save lives. Professor Tony Redmond, wea...
In 1988 Tony led a team of eight Manchester clinicians, including Brendan Ryan and Donald Mackechnie, when a huge earthquake ripped through Armenia.

Tony continued to deploy teams throughout the 1990’s and 2000s, and registered @UKMed as a charity in 1995. Eight members of South Manc...
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An estimated 13 million deaths a year are due to avoidable environmental causes.

On #WorldHealthDay, here's evidence on the link between human & planetary health to inspire stronger, whole-of-society action ⤵️ At a climate protest, a young girl on someone's shoulders ca
Since 2016, @LancetCountdown has been tracking key indicators of the impacts of climate change on health worldwide.

The 2021 report painted a bleak picture—code red for health:

#LancetClimate21 #WorldHealthDay People in every region of the world are increasingly seeing
Extreme heat events are becoming permanent features of summer seasons worldwide.

What are the impacts on health? How can we adapt our environments to reduce related morbidity & mortality?

Find out in a Lancet Series: #WorldHealthDay
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Today is #WorldHealthDay!
Environmental factors - including climate change - claim 13 million lives every year.
Stop burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas for a #HealthierTomorrow

Climate change is a threat to human health, driving diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, and mosquito-borne diseases like dengue…

Burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas causes air pollution.

Keep fossil fuels in the ground for #HealthierTomorrow - a healthy planet & a healthy me…
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99% - or almost the entire world's population breathes air with unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter & nitrogen dioxide, and threatens their health.

#HealthierTomorrow Image
Over 6,000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing air that exceeds WHO air quality limits, with people in low & middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures

#HealthierTomorrow Image
Particulate matter, especially PM2.5, is capable of penetrating deep into the lungs & entering the bloodstream, causing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular (stroke) & respiratory impacts Image
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One key rule of farming is patience.

If you are not patient enough don't worry you can still be in the agric business.
Yes, I said so because along the value chain there are many ways of making money but one key opportunity for those who want to venture is agro marketing.
There are many agricultural products people around you consume; you could start being a distributor.

In fact, most times I advise anyone who wants to go into farming or production to start off marketing.
#business #innovation #selling
That way you begin to learn some basics so when you go into your own, you would have identified the need of the customers in your niche.

For example, if you want to start a layers farm, sell eggs!
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#WorldHealthDay #WorldHealthDay2021 #bloodpressure #thread
1/ Did you know 1 in 5 young adults in India has high blood pressure? Scarily, high BP is often symptomless — hence its nickname, “the silent killer.”
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Today is #WorldHealthDay. Over the past year, health care has been top of mind for everyone around the world. And it has been no different for the team at @thewalrus. Here are some stories, talks, and podcasts that we’re thinking about (thread ahead!)
Early in the pandemic, The Walrus team started Record of a Pandemic, which includes stories of what everyone is going through during this unusual time. Check out the series here: #WorldHealthDay
In the #SlaightPrize–nominated article “Your Brain on COVID-19,” science writer Carolyn Abraham explains why our minds are not designed to process threats like the coronavirus pandemic. #WorldHealthDay…
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At Social Alpha, we constantly work with startups that build breakthrough technology to increase affordability & accessibility in #healthcare to impact as many lives.

This #WorldHealthDay, we spotlight our portfolio companies #RevolutionizingHealthcare in different areas (1/10)
(2/10) To speed screening & diagnosis, AI Health Highway has used AI to develop a smart stethoscope that can screen, detect & predict heart disorders. #RevolutionizingHealthcare #HealthForAll
(3/10)Similarly, #entrepreneurs Jyothi Mathur & Vikas Chouhan of Nurithm Labs have built a state-of-the-art decision support tool for dermatology using image-based AI algorithms to automate insights.
#RevolutionizingHealthcare #HealthForAll
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#7Avril journée mondiale de lutte pour le droit à la santé, nous apportons un message à @olivierveran
@AMUFAMUF1 @cfecsantesocial @CgtSanteSocial @SudSanteSociaux @CBlocs @InterUrg @CollectInterHop


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Monsieur le Président,
Monsieur le Premier ministre,
Monsieur le Ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé,
Nous, les acteurs de l’hôpital, personnels soignants médicaux et paramédicaux, personnels administratifs et logistiques, vous demandons d’ouvrir un débat démocratique eu égard aux efforts fournis depuis des mois dans l’intérêt suprême de la population.
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LIVE on #WorldHealthDay with @DrTedros: An urgent call to work together to tackle health inequities…
"#HealthEquity is the theme of #WorldHealthDay this year. This is one of the core challenges our time, which is why we are launching a campaign to build a fairer and healthier world"-@DrTedros

"Inequity is a not new problem, of course, but the #COVID19 pandemic has brought it into sharp focus. More than 2,850,000 of our sisters and brothers have lost their lives – and we have lost them"-@DrTedros #WorldHealthDay

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1/ #WorldHealthDay is also a good day to reflect on the opportunities that many India's health challenges bring. In this thread, we summarise some.
First, investing more in health and recognizing disease prevention and health promotion should be the topmost priority.
2/ Currently, India has one of the lowest allocations to health among all countries of the world as percentage of GDP.
3/ As a result of such a low investment in health and due to high out-of-pocket expenditure (85.6% according to the @WorldBank) millions of people are pushed further into poverty and are unable to escape.

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And so Day 3 of my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Yesterday mention of the book, The Silver Sword seems to have struck a chord with many so perhaps its not out of place to mention that today 7th April is #Worldhealthday 1/20
Ian Serraillier ended his talks by showing this photo with the words, ‘No child should ever again have that expression on his face’. My hope this the UK as host of the upcoming #G7 summit will prioritise Universal health care for all. #UCH 2/20
So back to my story. Living at home again and my dream of religious life gone out the window I applied and got a place for September at Brighton College of Education to do a cert ed in biological science & primary education 3/20
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1/ This #WorldHealthDay in the quest to achieve equitable healthcare for all, it is worth looking at some of India's biggest health challenges. In the health sector, India has made enormous strides over the past decades.
2/ Life expectancy has crossed 67 years, infant and under-five mortality rates are declining as is the rate of disease incidence. Diseases, such as polio, guinea worm disease, yaws, and tetanus, have been eradicated.
3/ In spite of this progress, communicable diseases are expected to continue to remain a major public health problem in the coming decades posing a threat to both national and international health security. Dealing with these diseases requires a high level of readiness.
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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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"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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"Today, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire started vaccinating #healthworkers against #COVID19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through #COVAX"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week.

Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of #COVID19 vaccines will be allocated to 142 participating economies in #COVAX"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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LIVE: A Recovery Plan for the World - The Recover Better Together…
"The #COVID19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could never have imagined when it started just over a year ago"-@DrTedros
"Beyond the death and disease caused by the #COVID19 virus itself, health systems have been disrupted, millions of jobs have been lost, schools have closed, poverty and hunger have been exacerbated and the global economy has been thrown into turmoil"-@DrTedros
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"Tomorrow marks one year since I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the outbreak of novel coronavirus – the highest level of alarm under international law"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"At the time, there were less than 100 cases of the disease we now call #COVID19 & no deaths outside 🇨🇳. This week, we reached 100M reported cases. More cases have been reported in the past 2 weeks than during the first 6 months of the pandemic"-@DrTedros
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