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"Keeping the world safe has been part of WHO’s mandate since our birth, and is part of our mission statement.
As part of our 5-year strategic plan, we have set a target to see 1 billion people better protected from health emergencies by 2023"
-@DrTedros at @WorldBank session
"A global pandemic could kill up to 80 million people and erase 5 percent of the global economy"

"Last year, @WHO and the @WorldBank co-founded the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an independent body to assess the world’s readiness for pandemics and other health emergencies"

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"There are many successes to celebrate @WHO_Europe.

Life expectancy in the region is increasing, and the gaps in life expectancy between countries and between men and women are narrowing.

Infant and maternal mortality have both fallen"-@DrTedros at #RC69CPH
@WHO_Europe @DrTedros "Premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases is declining and @WHO_Europe is on-track to reach the SDG target. This is very impressive. You are setting an example for the world and should be proud"-@DrTedros at #RC69CPH
@WHO_Europe @DrTedros "Most countries now have a policy or strategy to address the determinants of health & inequalities in health.

@WHO_Europe has also been at the forefront of efforts to address the health of refugees & migrants, & to deal with the threat of #AntimicrobialResistance"-@DrTedros
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How far do investments in health Research & Development align with global public health demands and needs?

Check out the WHO Global Observatory
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @doctorsoumya 1% of all funding for health R&D is allocated to diseases such as #malaria and #tuberculosis which account for more than 12.5% of the global burden of disease.
The recent outbreaks of #Ebola virus disease dramatically exposed the lack of investment in products and approaches to prevent and minimize the impact of pathogens with epidemic potential. πŸ‘‰
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The rise of #AntibioticResistance is a global threat.
It can affect anyone,
of any age,
in any country

Proper use of antibiotics is key to #StopDrugResistance before it’s too late.
The rise of #AntibioticResistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability & death. #StopDrugResistance
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the leading causes of antimicrobial resistance. Without effective #antibioticsπŸ’Š and other antimicrobials, we will lose our ability to treat common infections like pneumonia. #StopDrugResistance
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CIMAR Director Dr. Helen Boucher (@hboucher3) is in Washington today to testify to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security on β€œU.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of #AntimicrobialResistance for National Security.” #AMR #DISARM
Per their website, β€œThe Subcommittee will evaluate the readiness of the US government and healthcare system, including hospitals and emergency professionals, to respond to naturally-occurring pandemics and biological attacks that could be perpetrated by state & non-state actors.”
β€œThe Subcommittee will also investigate the growing threat of antimicrobial-resistance, as well as the implications of this challenge for US national security.” @Hboucher3 will also discuss ideas for stimulating the #abx market so new drugs can be developed. #DISARM #DISARMAct
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Not sure what to expect at the 2019 BHP Research Showcase? Our free public event will be held at @qehbham on Fri 17 May, where you can get hands-on with our health research. If you want to #BePartOfResearch, take a look through our exhibitor info THREAD >…
Our #cardiology stand will focus on current studies that are changing & saving the lives of our patients. Our cardiology team is one of the largest in the UK and works closely with @ICVS_UoB to treat every type of #heartdisease
.@UmbrellaHealth is the home of #sexualhealth services for Brum & Solihull. They'll be here with interactive displays highlighting research into #HIV and #STIs, including #antimicrobialresistance and bacterial vaginosis >>
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#Tuberculosis kills 1.6 MILLION people each year.

Tuberculosis is:
-The world’s biggest infectious killer
-One of the world’s top ten causes of death
-The top cause of death among people living with HIV

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

The #UNGA High-Level meeting on the fight to #EndTB just started!
You can watch live here via @UNWebTV
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
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