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An astonishing number of people believe "we" have good to excellent healthcare in the United States.

Let's talk about (and look at) lots of ways this isn't true.

And hopefully, after some of this, you'll be more motivated to support improvements to our #healthcare
Analysis of a 2015 report from the Commonwealth Fund:

"In sum, the U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world, but Americans continue to live relatively unhealthier and shorter lives than peers in other high-income countries."

commonwealthfund.org/publications/i…
Report Highlight:
"The U.S. spends more on health care as a share of the economy — nearly twice as much as the average OECD country — yet has the lowest life expectancy and highest suicide rates among the 11 nations."

#healthcare #mentalhealth #prevention
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1\. THIS CHILD & THIS MAN DIED OF #TETANUS!

It is a terrible disease that enters your body through #wounds & can kill in days if nothing is done fast!

{SHARE to create awareness!} ImageImage
2\. #Tetanus results from a #toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani.

This toxin makes your muscles to contract on their own (i.e. involuntarily), becoming rigid like this; Image
3\. Tetanus lives in soil & animal feces. It can live there for years. It may then enter your body through:

-#Wounds contaminated with soil or feces

-Skin #punctures by nonsterile needles (e.g. when injecting illegal drugs, #tattoo or body piercing)
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Black women are dying while giving birth at an accelerating rate and no one is doing anything about it. When the discussion of reproductive justice takes place, people discuss abortion rights and birth control, but can we discuss morality rates! #njcurj #blackmoralityrate
Over the years, the medical field is improving with modern day technology, yet the morality rates of black women and children are still increasing. The problem cannot go away until we take into accountability these factors are because of racism. #njcurj #blackmoralityrate
For black women to stop dying during childbirth, there needs to be a change in the treatment of black women. Economic hardship, oppression, stress, prenatal healthcare and genetics are the main causes I believe effect the life of a black pregnant woman.
#njcurj #blackmoralityrate
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On #HumanRightsDay our message is clear:

HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT

#StandUp4HumanRights, stand up for #HealthForAll!
Health is a human right, no matter your:
Gender
Race
Religion
Sexual orientation
Age
Ability
Citizenship

#HealthForAll means ensuring every community can get the health services they need, without discrimination or financial hardship.

bit.ly/2BZ2CbA #HumanRightsDay
@WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Today is #HumanRightsDay

The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being bit.ly/2BZ2CbA

#StandUp4HumanRights , stand up for #HealthForAll
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The hardships endured by rural women during #pregnancy & #childbirth tend to go unnoticed. A recent survey (JABS) sheds light on this hidden ordeal. The findings were released today (18th Nov) at the Indian Women’s Press Corps, Delhi.

Thread with sneak-peak findings. [1/16]
The case for #MaternityEntitlements was made almost 100 years ago… [2/16]
Some women are more equal than others…

India gets credit for generous #maternitybenefits (see UNICEF infographic), but that’s only for a small minority of women in the #formalsector. There was nothing for other women in #unorganized sector until .... [3/16]
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2,600,000 #abortions have already been performed this year.
Each year world wide 40 to 50 MILLION.
Basic science:
Life begins the second fertilization takes place.

@PPFA @realDonaldTrump
#MAGA #babies #childbirth

@Alyssa_Milano @HillaryClinton
@SpeakerPelosi
#QAnon
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The Occult runs deep within the Democrat party.

Abortion = Modern day child blood sacrifice.

#Democrats approve the murder of enough children each year, to populate #Washington 7 times.

Moloch is the ancient Middle Eastern deity that required child sacrifice.

#MAGA
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@HillaryClinton and her sacrifice email between herself and @johnpodesta

Hillary is talking in code.
Chicken is code for CHILD.

There has never before been chickens sacrificed to Moloch.

@ClintonFdn @BillClinton #Bohemian #WednesdayWisdom
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@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly Anthropologist here - I have written about changing ideas about #time and about the regulation of infants quite a bit. These are #culturalideologies that came about in late 19th-early 20th century in response to social changes 1/n
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly the rise of industrial #capitalism changed labor practices and emphasized efficiency and predictability. The #clock was particularly important in this regard.
@sophiejrigney @elizabethmoya @makesmilk @babyfriendly There was a fundamental reworking of #time from a very different understanding - agricultural labor has a very different rhythm (EP Thompson famously wrote about this) jstor.org/stable/649749?…
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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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