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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in eastern #DRC is meeting today by teleconference to discuss whether the outbreak still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
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This is the 8th Emergency Committee meeting on the #Ebola outbreak in eastern #DRC, chaired by Dr Preben Aavitsland.
The Committee agreed that the current situation in the Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu, #DRC, provinces no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. #Ebola
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The 10th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC 🇨🇩 is OVER!

WHO congratulates all those involved in this tough and often dangerous work to end the almost 2-year long outbreak.

Declared in North Kivu, #DRC on 1 August 2018, this #Ebola outbreak was the second largest in the world, occuring in an active conflict zone. 

There were 3470 cases, 2287 deaths and 1171  survivors. 

The 10th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is over, but the response is not.

Over 1170 people who were infected & survived still need support. Surveillance and response systems must remain in place to respond to potential flare-ups in the coming months.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/24/2020-2…

Rebuild the ramshackle global financial system…
#global #FinancialSystem
Humans outsource thinking from early childhood…

#outsource #thinking #humans #cognitive
"The Firm Exemption and the Hierarchy of Finance in the Gig Economy" by Sanjukta Paul and Nathan Tankus…

#economy #gig #hierarchy #finance
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It breaks my heart this morning to heart awful news of the passing of my friend and colleague Dr. Peter George from #COVID19. I had the honor of working with him while I was Medical Director of an #ETU in #SierraLeone during the 2014 #Ebola outbreak.…
He was a kind man who worked tirelessly to care for his patients and staff. I will always remember his humanity, kindness, and smile. We had kept in touch over the years and he had asked me to return to #Salone but I had been unable to.
Let his passing be a reminder to cherish the here and now. None of us know if we are guaranteed a tomorrow and if #COVID19 has done anything, it has made us have to confront that reality in a much more realistic way than ever before.
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Ok. #MotherEarth needs her own THREAD.
I'm gonna post my latest find here.
Blow your mind.
From #MurderHornets to #MurderMosquitos to #MicroplasticRain.In fact I just started the last 2hashtags.Shit's gettingWeird& I'm about 2 share it all together.#BlueTeam must win. 4Man&Earth
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It's really important to understand how the atrocities committed by Leopold II are still impacting the world today, especially as a new #Ebola outbreak is occurring in the DRC. In my own experience, this colonialist legacy still disproportionately impacts public health.
In 2016, I attended a Filovirus meeting convened to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the emergence of #Ebola in Yambuku, then in the country of Zaire. This meeting took place in Antwerpen, Belgium, and was locally hosted by the Antwerp Institute for Tropical Medicine.
Off to a bad start already: the Antwerp Institute for Tropical Medicine was founded in 1906 by Leopold II to train doctors to treat Belgian colonists carrying out his genocidal, exploitive agenda against Congolese people in what was then called the Congo Free State.
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1/ I first met @RonaldKlain almost six years ago, when we were in the midst of another global crisis, the #Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He was the White House Ebola Response Coordinator. I spent two months volunteering as an Ebola aid worker in Guinea.
2/ Our president during that crisis understood that we needed someone dedicated to coordinating the #Ebola response, not a scapegoat who could be blamed when things didn’t go well.
3/ President @BarackObama knew he needed someone who could break through bureaucratic gridlocks and get government agencies to work together. And that person was @RonaldKlain.
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“WHO is continuing to respond to the new #Ebola outbreak in the city of Mbandaka”, says @DrTedros at start of regular #covid19 presser at @WHO. 8 cases have been detected, 4 of them have died. Today, close to 50 responders and 3600 doses of #Ebola vaccine arrived in Mbandaka.
@DrTedros @WHO Latest #Ebola case attended the burial of the first case, but was detected in Bikoro, a town 150 km from Mbandaka, says @drtedros. "This means that two health zones are now affected.” Virus is being sequenced to find out whether there is a link to previous outbreak.
@DrTedros @WHO "More than 100,000 cases of #Covid19 have been reported to WHO for each of the past 5 days”, says @drtedros. "We are especially worried about Central and South America, where many countries are witnessing accelerating epidemic.”
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"WHO is continuing to respond to the new #Ebola outbreak in the city of Mbandaka, in the Equateur province of the #DRC.

So far, 8 cases have been detected. Four of those have died and the other 4 are receiving care"-@DrTedros
"To be clear, this #Ebola outbreak is in the same area as a previous outbreak in #DRC in 2018, which was stopped in just 3 months"-@DrTedros
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1. Short #Ebola thread on the new outbreak in Equateur province: So far there are 6 known "cases" — 3 confirmed, 3 probables. 4 are dead. This is the 11th known outbreak of Ebola in DRC, the 4th in the past 3 years. Astonishing frequency, even for DRC.…
2. The outbreak is happening in Mbandaka, on the western border of the country. @WHO does not think this outbreak was triggered by spread from North Kivu, hundreds of kilometers away on the eastern border of DRC. Mbandaka position on the Congo River raises concern of spread.
3. There was an #Ebola outbreak in the spring of 2018 that started inland from Mbandaka at a place called Bikoro. Some cases made their way to Mbandaka, (population 1.2M people). I wonder if this outbreak started because of persistent virus passed from a survivor.
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A new outbreak of #Ebola is occurring in Équateur province, #DRC. 6 cases detected so far, including 4 deaths. WHO surge team already on the ground supporting the response:
Contact tracing in Mbandaka, #DRC is underway. Work is ongoing to send additional supplies to support the government-led response to this new #Ebola outbreak. 25 more people expected to arrive tomorrow.
This announcement comes as a long & complex #Ebola outbreak in eastern #DRC is in its final phase (on 14 May,@MinSanteRDC began the 42-day countdown to the declaration of the end of that outbreak), while the 🇨🇩 also battles #COVID19 & the 🌍’s largest #measles outbreak.
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“We now have more than 6 million cases of #Covid19 across the world and have lost more than 370,000 people to the virus“, says @drtedros at start of regular @WHO presser on #covid19.
@DrTedros @WHO Mentions the new #Ebola outbreak near Mbandaka that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced today. "WHO will continue supporting DRC in tackling Ebola, as well as responding to #covid19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak”, says @DrTedros.
@DrTedros @WHO “During the #covid19 pandemic, we have seen that mass gatherings have the potential to act as super spreading events”, says @DrTedros. Points to updated guidance to "help organisations determine how and when mass gatherings can safely resume”. (here:…)
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"We now have more than 6 million cases of #COVID19 across the 🌍 and have lost more than 370,000 people to the virus"-@DrTedros
"As we work with governments across the 🌍 to suppress the virus and accelerate science around diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, we also continue to respond to other health emergencies and new disease outbreaks"-@DrTedros
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/22/2020-2…

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center…
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times…
#singapore #distance #dystopian #robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure…
#china #drug #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Nigeria has made a lot of progress in preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and epidemics. I remember my early days of public health; some 15yrs ago it's @WHONigeria that prepared and shared the #weeklyepidemiological report for Nigeria... a thread!
For every outbreak or public health emergency in Nigeria, we heard more about @WHO who appeared to be at the forefront with @Fmohnigeria and its agencies; old #NPI which merged with @NphcdaNG fought #polio with the support of @WHO @UNICEF @Rotary etc.
#Clap4NCDC 2/20
With time the #Epidemiology unit of @Fmohnigeria grew in strength and capacity to lead the response. They also produced and sent out the weekly epidemiology reports for Nigeria, which hitherto was shared by @WHONigeria in collaboration with FMOH for sure. #Clap4NCDC
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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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Regular #covid19 presser @WHO starts with @drtedros talking about World Health Assembly which ended yesterday (and was held virtually for the first time): "We saw unprecedented solidarity”, he says then thanks a long list of presidents and prime ministers for taking part.
@WHO @DrTedros Says if #WHA73 resolution is implemented it would ensure "a more coherent, coordinated and fairer #COVID19 response that saves both lives and livelihoods"
@WHO @DrTedros Mentions 4 points from #WHA73 resolution:
1. ensure fair distribution of essential health technologies
2. harness international treaties (incl. TRIPS)
3. classify #covid19 vaccines as global public good
4. collaborate to promote private and public R&D
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"Yesterday, we concluded a very productive #WHA73.

We saw unprecedented solidarity with Heads of Government from around the world beaming into the World Health Assembly to discuss lessons, challenges and collective next steps to tackle the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
"I want to thank
🇨🇭President @s_sommaruga
🇿🇦President @CyrilRamaphosa
🇨🇳President Xi
🇰🇷President @moonriver365
🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron
🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque
🇵🇾 President @MaritoAbdo
🇩🇪Chancellor Merkel
..."-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WHA73
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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The @GeriSoc recommendations seem appropriate. Despite (or because of) the need to avoid further virus transmission (and therefore visits from outside), GPs should have the possibility to safely visit residents.…
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A lot of information which is crucial for symptom assessment and management relies on observation: facial expression, posture, breathing... So we have to be present there (even though we receive most valuable information from care home staff).
@DanMundayNG @GeriSoc
One of the questions I have which still remains unanswered is: should we test EVERYONE in care homes, regardless of symptoms, so that we can have a baseline of the situation in these facilities?
@DanMundayNG @GeriSoc
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"Yesterday was #InternationalNursesDay and a moment to celebrate those critical frontline health workers saving the lives of people with #COVID19, #Ebola and many other diseases"-@DrTedros

"As the world celebrated nurses, I was shocked and appalled to hear of the attack on an @MSF hospital in #Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of nurses, mothers and babies"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
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Health is such a precious commodity.
Healthy people can learn, work & support themselves & their families. When people are sick, they struggle & families & communities fall behind.

WHO is committed to achieving better health for everyone, everywhere! #WHA73
Who is WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the @UN's specialized agency for health, governed by 194 Member States. It provides science-based recommendations to protect people's health everywhere


The principle that all people should enjoy the highest standard of health, regardless of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition has guided WHO’s work for the past 70+ years, since it was first set up as the lead agency for international health in the @UN.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/11/2020 -2

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center…
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times…
#Singapore #Distance #dystopian #Robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure…
#China #drugs #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Peter Piot, one of the discoverers of #Ebola, has been fighting viruses around the world for more than 40 years. Then, this March, he fell ill with #covid19. “This one will change my life”, he says. (interview first appeared in Belgian magazine Knack).…
“I ended up in an isolation room in the antechamber of the intensive care department. You’re tired, so you’re resigned to your fate. You completely surrender to the nursing staff. You live in a routine from syringe to infusion and you hope you make it.”
“At home, I cried for a long time. I also slept badly for a while. The risk that something could still go seriously wrong keeps going through your head. “
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