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"Noncommunicable diseases are now the leading cause of premature death, not just in #Oman, but globally.

Every year, 41 million people die from:
heart attacks
stroke
cancer
chronic respiratory diseases
diabetes or
a mental disorder.

That’s over 70% of all deaths 🌍"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This is not only devastating from a human point of view. It also has a crippling economic impact, both in terms of the costs of treating people with long-term illnesses, and in terms of lost productivity"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
@DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @WHOOmanOffice "We have all been touched by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Many of us are ourselves survivors, or are currently battling an NCD. All of us have lost someone we love to one of these diseases"-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
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We all know someone suffering from:

Cancer
Diabetes
Lung diseases
Heart diseases and stroke
Mental Health

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌍's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Tobacco. 🚬
Alcohol. 🍻
Air pollution. 🏭
Unhealthy diet. 🍔
Physical inactivity. 🛋️
These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.

Let's #BeatNCDs.
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Tobacco kills people.

We can #BeatNCDs by beating tobacco.

Say #NoTobacco 🚭
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#WHOPrequalification verifies that a health product meets international quality standards.
WHO prequalification covers:
💊medicines
💉 vaccines
🧫 in vitro diagnostics
🦟 vector control products
bit.ly/WHOPrequalific…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA By guaranteeing quality, #WHOPrequalification helps ensure that procurement agencies like @UNICEF, @GlobalFund, @UNFPA and @UNITAID - buy quality-assured products and do not have to carry out quality assurance themselves, thereby saving time and money bit.ly/WHOPrequalific…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA @GlobalFund @UNITAID Many low- and middle-income countries also use #WHOPrequalification lists of products to guide national procurement of medical products bit.ly/WHOPrequalific…
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Today is #WorldDiabetesDay.

Over 420M people live with #diabetes. It’s is the 7th leading cause of death 🌍 & a major cause of costly & debilitating complications such as:
🔹heart attacks
🔹stroke
🔹kidney failure
🔹blindness
🔹lower limb amputations

bit.ly/2Kkqkmm
People with #diabetes have abnormally high blood sugar levels because their bodies aren’t making enough insulin or can’t use insulin well bit.ly/2Kkqkmm

#WorldDiabetesDay
Over time, #diabetes can lead to serious damage to the ❤️, blood vessels, 👁️, kidneys & nerves.

bit.ly/2Kkqkmm
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WHO launches first-ever #insulin prequalification programme to expand access to life-saving treatment for #diabetes in low- and middle-income countries.

bit.ly/2QdOVNB #BeatNCDs
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO About 65M people with type 2 diabetes need insulin, but only half of them are able to access it, largely due to high prices 📈.
All people with type 1 diabetes need insulin to survive.
bit.ly/2QdOVNB #BeatNCDs
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO WHO prequalification of #insulin is expected to boost access by increasing the flow of quality-assured products on the international market, providing countries with greater choice and patients with lower prices.
bit.ly/2QdOVNB #BeatNCDs
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.
Cities have a critical role in supporting better health.

Have your city do any of these actions? bit.ly/34fThro

#Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing to road safety initiatives in Accra, a bike sharing scheme in Fortaleza, creating walkable streets for seniors in New York City: New WHO report how cities are driving progress in health bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @MikeBloomberg @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat London. Bangkok. Beijing. Accra. NYC.
#DYK: Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the planet will be urban dwellers, and 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 and Asia 🌏bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
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Today is #WorldStrokeDay.

This is how you can prevent stroke:

🚭 Quit smoking
🍺 Limit alcohol consumption
🛑 Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
✅ Manage diabetes
🏋🏾‍♀️ Watch your waist and weight
🍏 Eat healthy
🏃🏾‍♂️ Exercise regularly 30 minutes a day

#BeatNCDs
The most common symptom of a #stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg, most often on one side of the body.
People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately bit.ly/2OkbfVe

#WorldStrokeDay

Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular diseases, after high blood pressure bit.ly/2OOoydy

#WorldStrokeDay
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#BreastCancer impacts 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of #cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer.

bit.ly/32im7qt
#BreastCancer is increasing particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages.
Early detection of #cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment.

bit.ly/31kpdZA
Don't let #BreastCancer stop you!

Take a few steps to reduce the risk of breast #cancer.

#BeatNCDs
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"In our world of fake news, we need to make sure everyone understands the harms caused by tobacco, the excessive consumption of alcohol, fats, sugars and salt; and the benefits of healthy diets, physical activity, mental health and well-being"
-@DrTedros bit.ly/2lFHeCA
@DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @FCTCofficial "We must promote #PrimaryHealthCare as the most powerful vehicle for delivering essential noncommunicable diseases and mental health services.
Our fight against NCDs can only succeed if it is part of our wider effort to achieve #HealthForAll"
-@DrTedros bit.ly/2lFHeCA
@DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @FCTCofficial "WHO and other interested @UN organizations should establish a multi-donor voluntary contribution fund for the prevention and control of NCDs, based on public health needs in low- and lower-middle income countries, with governance under the WHO Secretariat"
-@DrTedros #BeatNCDs
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We all know someone suffering from:

Cancer
Diabetes
Lung disease
Heart diseases
Stroke

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌍's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
Tobacco. 🚬
Alcohol. 🍻
Air pollution. 🏭
Unhealthy diet. 🍔
Physical inactivity. 🛋️

These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.
Let's #BeatNCDs.
@pahowho @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO Noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people prematurely every year, many of them in the prime of life.

41 MILLION lives.
41 MILLION families affected.

But we could save nearly 10 million lives by 2025. Let's #BeatNCDs
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“Unless we address noncommunicable diseases with the urgency of an outbreak, the NCDs epidemic will take a toll for decades to come. I commend #Tonga for their efforts to #BeatNCDs by increasing taxes on tobacco, alcohol, sugary drinks & other harmful foods"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"I commend you for strengthening services for those who suffer, both at the hospital and at the health centers. We need to collaborate with other governments and communities who face the same challenges to #BeatNCDs"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"WHO is starting to provide support to the Government of #Tonga on two projects targeting children: one on ending childhood obesity and the other on health-promoting schools. It’s vital that we teach our children healthy habits when they are young"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
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"WHO is committed to the people of the Pacific. We have 194 Member States. Every single one is important, because every single person is important. In the @GlobalGoalsUN, we have committed to leave no one behind. That is a promise that I take very seriously"-@DrTedros #PHMM2019
@GlobalGoalsUN @DrTedros @WHOWPRO "I heard a recurring set of themes about the challenges you are facing:
-#ClimateChange
-Noncommunicable diseases
-Health security
-Weak #PrimaryHealthCare
Each of these challenges is addressed in the Triple Billion targets in WHO’s five-year strategic plan"-@DrTedros #PHMM2019
@GlobalGoalsUN @DrTedros @WHOWPRO "Although you are the least responsible for #ClimateChange, you are among the most at risk. The world is facing a climate crisis and the Pacific is on the front line"-@DrTedros at #PHMM2019
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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
👉bit.ly/2KjkqT0
@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.
👉bit.ly/2KjkqT0
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. 👉bit.ly/2KjkqT0
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HAPPENING: @JaneRuth_Aceng is addressing the media about the National Day of Physical Activity. #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng .@JaneRuth_Aceng: Last year, @GovUganda launched the National Day of Physical Activity (NDPA). The day will be held every second Sunday of July as a way of strengthening Government’s efforts in the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). #BeatNCDs
@JaneRuth_Aceng @GovUganda .@JaneRuth_Aceng: This year @MinofHealthUG will celebrate the day on Sunday, 14th July at Kololo Independence Grounds under the theme: “My health, My responsibility.” #BeatNCDs
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Cancer.
Diabetes.
Lung disease.
Heart diseases.
Stroke.

These noncommunicable diseases are the world's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

Today more than ever, we need your help to #BeatNCDs & promote #MentalHealth!

#UNGA
The #UNGA High-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases just started! Let’s #BeatNCDs
📺 live: bit.ly/2Ojacoq via @UNWebTV
“Noncommunicable diseases are widespread. I call on you leaders to fulfil commitments you already made to integrate action on NCDs”—@AminaJMohammed, @UN Deputy Secretary-General at the #UNGA high-level meeting to #beatNCDs
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Globally, over 1.4 billion adults are at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity.

Regular physical activity 🤼‍♀️🧘‍♂️🚵‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏊‍♂️⛹️‍♂️🏋️‍♀️🤽‍♂️💃 has significant benefits for health.

Let`s #BeActive!

bit.ly/2Q3wust
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men do not do enough physical activity to stay healthy.
bit.ly/2Q3wust
Physical inactivity increases people`s risk of:
-Cardiovascular diseases
-Cancers
-Diabetes 2
-Dementia

Let`s #BeActive! bit.ly/2Q3wust
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Your behavior impacts your heart health.
The effects of behavioural risk factors like an unhealthy diet may show up as:
-raised blood pressure
-raised blood glucose (blood sugar)
-raised blood lipids (fatty acids and cholesterol)
-being overweight or obese
#BeatNCDs
Simple ways to increase you food and vegetable intake:

🥦Always include vegetables in your meals

🍎Eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables as snacks

🥑Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in season

🥗Eat a variety of choices of fruits and vegetables

#BeatNCDs
🙅🏻‍♀️Would you eat 12 🥄teaspoons of sugar in one sitting?

Probably not.

But #DYK that one serving of fruit juice can contain up to 9.5 teaspoons of sugar?

Reducing your sugar intake can help you #BeatNCDs.
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Today is World #Alzheimer's Day.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of #dementia & may contribute to 60–70% of cases
#Dementia is a major cause of disability among older people bit.ly/2xxKjbF
There are nearly 10 million new cases of #dementia every year - that's one case every 3 seconds bit.ly/2xxKjbF
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