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🌴Today our #palmoil reporting team arrived in Kuala Lumpur where they will deliver a breakout session at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (@RSPOtweets) annual conference later this week.

✋Here are 5️⃣ things you should know before RSPO’s #RT2022:

✍️ @josiepips

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1️⃣ Formed in 2004, the RSPO brings together stakeholders from across the global #palmoil industry including:
🌴 Producers
🤝 Processors + traders
🏭 Consumer goods manufacturers
🛒 Retailers
💰 Banks + investors
✊ Environmental + social NGOs

#RT2022 @RSPOtweets #DYK

2️⃣ The RSPO is often considered the leading standard for certified #sustainablepalmoil + palm-derived materials for food + oleochemical use.

🌴 Around 20% of global palm oil production is RSPO-certified.

#RT2022 @RSPOtweets #DYK

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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia causes more than 1 in 10 deaths of children below 5 years of age, killing over 740000 per year.

#DYK? It is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide? 🌎🌍🌏

@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection affecting the lungs 🫁. It can be caused by several infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

#Pneumonia affects children & families everywhere.
It can be prevented. Here’s how:
💉 Immunization
🥦 Adequate nutrition, inc. breastfeeding
🔥 Reducing exposure to indoor air pollution
🏡 Improving housing conditions
🚭 Avoiding smoking near children
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.

#DYK❓ Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities.

Two-thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 & Asia 🌏. Image
While urbanization can bring health & economic benefits, rapid & unplanned urbanization can create inequity among the population, including migrants & other disadvantaged people.

More info 👉 #WorldCitiesDay Image
#Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted to people by mosquitoes. In a few years most people living in malaria-endemic countries will reside in cities.

WHO launches a new guidance to prevent & manage malaria in urban areas 👉 Image
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Here we go... the new USGS #WaterCycleDiagram release party has started! #WaterCycleStories
Welcome Tanya Trujillo, @interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science!
"The USGS collects vast amounts of water data, which contributes to many professions and perspectives, and many rely on that information daily. The Water Cycle Diagram helps us communicate the impacts of our actions on water and shapes water management around the planet."
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Today is #WorldSightDay.
#DYK More than 2 billion people have near or distance vision impairment.

In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented

There are simple ways to take care of your eyes.🧵 More than 2 billion people have vision impairment. Simple wa
Globally, the leading causes of vision impairment are:
👁️ age-related macular degeneration
👁️ cataract
👁️ diabetic retinopathy
👁️ glaucoma
👁️ uncorrected refractive errors An ophthalmologist checking a patient's eye sight in a clini
Young children with early onset severe vision impairment can experience delayed motor, language, emotional, social and cognitive development, with lifelong consequences.

Get your 👁️ checked. Have regular eye exams. Early detection of eye disease can p
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Today is #WorldHeartDay.

Love your ❤️, take care of your health.
Noncommunicable diseases - including heart diseases, strokes and heart attacks - cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the 🌎🌍🌏 killing 41 million people every year 👉 #WorldHeartDay
Know the symptoms of heart attack and #stroke.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical care immediately.⬇️ #WorldHeartDay
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🔎We reviewed levels of #AirQuality and associated health impacts in more than 7000 cities around the world, and looked at two pollutants – fine particulate matter (PM2.5) & nitrogen dioxide (NO2) .

Read the report >>…


❓ Why are we focusing on cities?

By 2050, almost 68% of the world's population will be living in cities and breathing urban air. And #cities are already at the front line for air pollution impacts- and interventions.

#CleanAirForAll #AirQuality

Residents in #cities are often exposed to poor #AirQuality.

#DYK that around the world, a majority of cities do not meet the WHO Guideline for NO2?


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Sports & health go hand in hand.


It doesn’t matter how you move. How fit you are. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, every move counts! 👉 #Sport4Health #BeActive Image
Nutrition 🥗🍍🥕🍅 is essential for health and well-being at every stage of life.

Eating a healthy diet allows you to enjoy sports and helps prevent a range of diseases. Right nutrition fights malnutrition in all its forms. 👉 #Sport4Health Image
Here are 3 basic measures you can follow while attending a mass gathering like a sporting event:

✅ Maintain at least 1 metre distance from others
✅ Clean your 🤲 frequently
✅ Avoid touching 👀, 👃 & 👄 and cover a sneeze/cough

👉 #Sport4Health Image
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Ok Oregon, you asked so we’re answering your #QuakeQuestions from Monday. If you’re not already following @OregonOEM or @PNSN1 be sure to do so as they are your go-to's for local info about emergencies and earthquakes in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
What’s the deal with earthquakes in Oregon? As many of you mentioned in Monday's #QuakeQuestions post, this region of the U.S. is capable of hosting very large (M9!) earthquakes along the #Cascadia subduction zone where the Pacific plate slides beneath the North American plate. Cascadia megathrust fault map. Topo-bathymetric map of the CSubduction zone schematic. Schematic cross-section of the ac
How do we know such large earthquakes are possible? Check out this thread to learn more about the 1700 M9 Cascadia earthquake – the largest known earthquake to have occurred in the conterminous U.S.
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A new joint @ilo-WHO report reveals women ♀️ earn less than men ♂️ in the health & care sector. #EqualPay

#DYK how much less❓ Know more 👉
Women 👩👩🏻‍🦱👩🏿‍⚕️🧕🏼👩🏽‍🔬 make up the majority of workers in the health & care sector.

Yet they earn 24% less than peers who are men. And health & care sector pays less than other jobs with similar education.

More in our new report 👉 #EqualPay Image
The report says the gender pay gap improved only marginally even with the #COVID19 pandemic, where health & care workers played a pivotal role.

More info 👉 #EqualPay Image
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𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶̶𝗻̶𝗰̶𝗹̶𝘂̶𝘀̶𝗶̶𝗼̶𝗻̶ 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲: a deeply disappointing thread 👇
First, let's set the scene with a couple of key facts:

👉 In the UK alone, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have a disability

👉 80% of those people have an invisible disability

👉 The UK workforce contains over 4.4m disabled people

Okay, now onto the bad stuff👇
#DYK that almost half of disabled people in the UK are unemployed?

By December of 2021, the percentage of disabled people who are either unemployed or economically inactive had risen to 47.7%

- @ONS
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#ParkinsonDisease is a movement disorder associated with

- motor symptoms
- cognitive impairment
- mental health disorders
- autonomic symptoms
- sleep disorders
- pain
- other sensory disturbances.

Learn more 👉…
#DYK❓ Globally, disability and death due to #ParkinsonDisease are increasing faster than for any other neurological disorder 👉
Up to 80% of people with #ParkinsonDisease may develop #dementia during the course of their disease 👉…
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It’s #WorldHandicraftDay, and have we got a thread 🤭 for you.
📷: @googlearts
#DYK that beads, cowries, and even coins of small denominations are used to embellish pieces of clothing in Lambani embroidery?
(Explore a gallery of art from Karnataka here:

📷: @googlearts
In picture: A ceremonial basket made by the Angami Naga tribe 🧺
Although most Angami baskets are made for everyday use, a fine basket like this is made as a gift for special occasions, like weddings!

📷: @googlearts
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Live from #GartnerSEC | Anticipate How AI Will Change How You Build Security Products with Nat Smith, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner.

Follow along 🧵
#DYK: Your buyers are fascinated with AI, but few really understand how #AI works. #GartnerSEC
"Most vendor presenter do not know how to effectively communicate how #AI works or the value it provides." #GartnerSEC
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LIVE: Opening of the Walk the Talk, the #HealthForAll challenge with @DrTedros…
This is our Sunday morning - we are joining ‘#WalkTheTalk: the #HealthForAll Challenge’ at Place des Nations in Geneva🇨🇭

We walk, run, jump, dance, stretch for #Sport4Health because physical activities are important for our health.

How about you?
Sport should not only be for entertainment but also to inspire people to have healthier lifestyle, live longer & happier with their families
- Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of the Public Health Department, @MOPHQatar on #Sport4Health at #WalkTheTalk
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On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT),


WHO celebrates the right of EVERYONE to live a healthy, dignified life & celebrates diversity in people’s sexual orientation & gender identity.
What is the difference between

🔸Sexual orientation
🔸Gender identity
🔸Gender expression ❓

Learn more & find out how these could impact a person's health 👉 #IDAHOBIT

#DYK❓ In over 7️⃣0️⃣ countries, laws criminalize same-sex relationships between adults, undermining #LGBTQI+ people's access to health services.
More info 👉 #IDAHOBIT
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Today is #WorldMalariaDay.

#DYK: we can prevent and cure #Malaria?
Learn about the symptoms so you know when to get help from a healthcare professional
#Malaria is transmitted through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes🦟
In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria
Early diagnosis & treatment of #malaria reduces disease, prevents deaths and contributes to reducing transmission
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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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WHO & the Government of #India🇮🇳 today agreed to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, to maximize the potential of traditional medicines through modern science and technology
Around 80% of the world’s population is estimated to use traditional medicine.
To date, 170 of the 194 WHO Member States have reported the use of traditional medicine
The term traditional medicine describes the knowledge, skills & practices indigenous & different cultures have used over time to maintain health and prevent, diagnose & treat physical and mental illness - from acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, herbal mixtures to modern medicines.
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#DYK? An enslaved man named Onesimus introduced the smallpox vaccine to doctors in Colonial North America. #BlackHistoryMonth Infographic with a teal bor...
Smallpox was an extremely contagious virus that plagued much of the world for millennia, and killed 15% of Boston’s population in 1721. Some African societies had previously developed and implemented a method to combat the spread of the disease. #ANationsStory
Onesimus described to doctors the long-standing African practice of inoculation, introducing pathogens to open wounds to produce antibodies and induce immunity. #APeoplesJourney
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🆕 The latest update for the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is now online!
#ICD11 is a 'common language' for health professionals to share standardized health information around the world.
Learn more Image
The 11th International Classification of Diseases is now fully digital & multilingual with a new user-friendly format & smart coding to reduce the chance of error.
This update reflects input from over 90 countries & unprecedented involvement of health-care providers. Image
The #ICD11 update includes:
🔹New chapters on addictive disorders
🔹Updated diagnostic recommendations for mental health conditions & digital documentation of #COVID19 certificates
🔹More specific coding for the location & extent of conditions like cancers & fractures
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The Queen has hosted a reception for local community groups at Sandringham House on the eve of Accession Day.

Her Majesty is the first Monarch in history to reach the historic milestone of 70 years on the throne.
The Queen was joined by members of the Sandringham @WomensInstitute, local pensioners, @WNBefriending and Little Discoverers, an early-years charity for children with disabilities.

#DYK The Queen has been a member of the Sandringham WI since 1943 and their President since 2003?
The Queen met Angela Wood, who helped create the original recipe for Coronation chicken in 1953.

This iconic dish was created to mark Her Majesty's Coronation and was served at street parties.
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#DYK that the world’s ‘oldest’ recorded zero symbol is in India
It's at #Gwalior’s Chaturbhuj Temple
The Hindu temple excavated in a rock face in the Gwalior Fort, in c875 AD, by Alla, the son of Vaillabhatta of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty is a sought after monument
One of the temples inscriptions contains the earliest known inscription of the circular symbol "O", to represent zero, in India, though the Bakhshali manuscript is regarded as the earliest existent use of zero
@RomeshNadir @amritabhinder @MeghBulletin @OsintUpdates @centerofright
The inscription reads among other things that the community planted a garden of 187 hastas by 270 hastas (1 hasta = 1.5 ft), that the garden yielded 50 garlands for the temple every day
The last digits of 270 & 50 are "O" shaped

@bkum2000 @ShefVaidya @mathshistory @MathsStories
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#DYK it is customary for towns to be awarded city status during a Jubilee year?

Today @cabinetofficeuk have announced the list of places in the running for the #PlatinumJubilee City Status Competition.

Let's take a look at previous winning cities during Her Majesty’s reign ➡️
In 1977, to mark The Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Derby was was granted city status.

📸 HM presenting the letters patent at Council House, Derby - 1977.

In 1992, the Ruby Jubilee year, Sunderland became a city.

📸 HM traveling on the Sunderland to Newcastle Metro Link - 2002. ImageImage
In The Queen’s Golden Jubilee year, 2002, multiple towns were awarded city status.

📸 Among them were Preston, Stirling and Lisburn, which Her Majesty visited as part of her nationwide Golden Jubilee tour to celebrate 50 years as Monarch. ImageImageImage
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