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Healthy diet is a key to the happy life.

When the whole world is battling with Corona, it is even more imp to look at the ways in which we can improve our immunity & avoid spread of such pandemics.

A #thread below to highlight benefits of a meat free life👇

1. Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarian diet is,
👉lower in saturated fat & cholesterol
👉higher in plant nutrients
Which reduce heart diseases.

A low fat diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely.
2. Cancer Prevention

🦀~70% of all diseases, including one third of all cancers, are related to diet

👉is devoid of fiber & nutrients that have a protective effect
👉 has carcinogenic compounds such as HCA & PAH that increase cancer risk

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WHO, @gavi & @UNICEF issue joint warning today that at least 80M children under 1 are at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles & polio, as #COVID19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts.👉 #HealthForAll
This stark warning precedes the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 Jun 2020, at which world leaders will come together to help maintain immunization programmes & mitigate the impact of #COVID19 in lower-income countries. 👉 #HealthForAll
According to data collected by WHO, @UNICEF, @gavi & @sabinvaccine, provision of routine immunization services is substantially hindered in at least 68 countries, likely to affect approximately 80M children under the age of 1. 👉
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"As the world passes 5 million recorded cases of #COVID19, we recognize the importance of building national unity and global solidarity to learn from each other and suppress the virus everywhere"-@DrTedros
"A key part of this week’s landmark #WHA73 resolution was that as well as fighting #COVID19, governments need to also ensure that essential health services are maintained"-@DrTedros
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50 low- and middle-income countries will soon receive a donation of insulin for people with #diabetes, thanks to a first-of-its-kind gift valued at USD1.3 million from global health-care company, @novonordisk #HealthForAll
Insulin is a life-saving treatment for people with #diabetes.

During #COVID19, many people with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes are finding it difficult to access life-saving treatment
To meet the long-term needs of people with #diabetes, it will be vital to assure a sustainable supply of insulin, provided at prices that countries can afford. #BeatNCDs

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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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"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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Closing of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
We know that this #COVID19 pandemic brings serious social-economic effects because to face up to its exponential growth, we had to take draconian measures.

-#Colombia🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque at #WHA73

If we are sufficiently disciplined, work together sufficiently joined, we will be able to face this with success.
That is what we tried to do in #Colombia. We have taken difficult, drastic decisions. This has helped us.
-🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque at #WHA73
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The World Health Assembly #WHA73 starts today.
Health leaders are convening virtually for the first time this year, due to #COVID19.
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter
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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 World Health Assembly #WHA73 starts today.

Health leaders are convening virtually for the first time this year, due to #COVID19.

Watch it LIVE here from 12:00 CEST.
For live #WHA73 updates, follow @WHO.

You can also check this event page curated by @Twitter 👇…
#COVID19 threatens us all, whoever we are, wherever we live.

Now more than ever, the 🌎🌍🌏 needs WHO.

To build a healthier world: FOR YOU, FOR EVERYONE!


#HealthForAll #WHA73
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I am honoured to be joined by President @CarlosAlvQ of #CostaRica and President @sebastianpinera of #Chile for today’s press briefing"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"Researchers are working at breakneck speed both to understand the virus and also to develop potential vaccines, medicines and other technologies"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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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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#HealthForAll Film Festival 2020: Awards Ceremony…
"WHO is a science-based organization. But sometimes stories and films have the power to inspire and to change things in a way that science and evidence don’t"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll #Film4Health
"To fulfil WHO’s mission, it’s clear to me that we need to use every tool at our disposal, including the arts. I’m delighted to be here today to announce the winners of WHO’s inaugural #HealthForAll Film Festival"-@DrTedros #Film4Festival
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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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WHO will announce the award winners of the first ever #HealthForAll Film Festival.

Watch this space: 17h30 CEST/15h30 GMT


WHO’s first-ever #HealthForAll Film Festival received nearly 1,300 submissions from more than 110 countries, on a wide range of health topics.

A shortlist of about 15 submissions per category has been selected 👉
Films shortlisted in the 'video reports' category of our #HealthForAll Film Festival cover topics such as mental health, noncommunicable diseases, reproductive health, air pollution and others.

Find out more 👉

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It’s #InternationalNursesDay, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth!

Today, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness & dedication 💐

Who is your favourite nurse?
Nurses are on the frontline battling #COVID19.

On this #InternationalNursesDay, let’s show our gratitude by doing our part and following public health advice from WHO and national health authorities.

“I love the fact that I’m the 1st person that the person comes in contact with when they come into the emergency department & the fact that whatever care I provide for the patient will be a lasting one”

Trecia Simone Stewart, emergency nurse, Jamaica 🇯🇲
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"Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 8th of May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox”-@DrTedros

"#Smallpox is the first and, to date, the only human disease to be eradicated globally.

Until it was wiped out, smallpox had plagued humanity for at least 3000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone"-@DrTedros
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"I’d like to welcome all Hindi-speaking journalists, and we look forward to your questions.

In total, WHO press conferences are now available in 8 languages – all six @UN languages, plus Portuguese and Hindi, plus closed captions for people with hearing loss"-@DrTedros
"More than 3.5 million cases of #COVID19 and almost 250,000 deaths have now been reported to WHO.

Since the beginning of April, an average of around 80,000 new cases have been reported to WHO every day"-@DrTedros
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Today is the International Day of the #Midwife!

#Midwives are essential to the provision of quality of care, in all settings, globally. We thank 👏 ALL midwives for their efforts to save lives of moms and babies.


DYK: #Midwives educated and qualified to international standards can provide almost 90% of services needed by mothers and newborns.


DYK: Women who receive quality midwife-led care experience 20% reduction of preterm births, are 16% less likely to lose their baby, and report higher satisfaction with their birth experience.


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"As Non-Aligned Movement marks the 65th anniversary of the Ten Bandung Principles this year, it's clear that multilateral & diplomatic cooperation are needed to ensure countries can respond effectively to #COVID19, while strengthening preparedness for other emergencies"-@DrTedros
"Now more than ever, your continued multilateral engagement - and your longstanding commitment to peace - are vital for tackling #COVID19"-@DrTedros at the Non-Aligned Movement Online Summit on COVID-19
"Close partnership between countries is essential for building transparency, trust and coordination, and for the governance and financing of emergency preparedness and response"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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"Three months ago, I convened the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations, and after receiving their advice, I declared #COVID19 a global health emergency – WHO’s highest level of alarm"-@DrTedros
"Yesterday, I reconvened the Emergency Committee to review the evolution of the #COVID19 pandemic and advise me accordingly.

The committee consists of independent, international experts, representing all regions and the full range of relevant expertise"-@DrTedros
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"We are facing an unprecedented global health crisis that demands an unprecedented response.

From the beginning of this pandemic I have stressed the need for an all-of-government approach"-@DrTedros at the WHO-@IPUparliament-@UNDRR webinar on #COVID19
"As a former parliamentarian myself, I know the critical role parliaments can play in enhancing resilience against health emergencies like #COVID19"-@DrTedros
"Parliaments can:
-establish legislative measure to govern, enable & support risk management measures
-ensure public health systems, other sectors & research institutes are adequately funded"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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The world should’ve listened to @WHO, you say? About which point?

No human-to-human transmission?

A thread with some more guesses, because @WHO certainly said some things, just not sure any are worth believing.…
Or maybe about you had meant China’s commitment to transparency? Is that a valuable insight from @WHO? @anticorruption seems to disagree.
Or for sharing information? Something that, as @WSJ has reported, took precious days as the virus spread across the globe?…
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1. Stories from the inside ... A thread - OBA.

Last week, I had the opportunity of chatting with some families in the communities we have worked in.

As #COVIDー19 rages, what is happening in the villages where ordinarily healthcare access is a challenge?

2. Most are farmers.

One, Methi told me when I asked about the welfare of his family - that they are coping as best as they can.
When asked if they had rice and other food staples, he exclaimed "Rice? Ke!" - which means "Rice? Impossible!"
What is the challenge? Increased cost
3. They come to market on free days during the lockdown to sell whatever vegetables and produce they have - cheaply - because of the perishable nature of what they have to sell.

With the little money they have, they have to pay for other things they do not have on their farm.
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