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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!
Alcohol 🍻
Air pollution 🏭
Unhealthy diet 🍔
Physical inactivity 🛋️
These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.

Let's #BeatNCDs.
@WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO Here’s what you can do for a healthier life and help #BeatNCDs 🚭 🚲 🥗 🏊🏼‍🧘🏻‍
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No country is adequately protecting children’s
•their environment, and
•their futures

We must build a future fit for children.

Findings from a new WHO, @UNICEF, @TheLancet Commission report:
@UNICEF @TheLancet Risks to a child’s health are all around us, from

🔴 A rapidly changing climate
🔴 Polluted air
🔴 Harmful marketing
🔴 Displacement
🔴 Conflict
🔴 Inequality

We must build a future fit for children.…
@UNICEF @TheLancet @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO Children are among the most vulnerable to climate risks. A rapidly changing climate is a leading threat to their health today.
If we protect the environment, we protect children too.…
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"Today’s Kinshasa Commitment on Universal Health Coverage & the presentation of the national strategy, represent profound and practical steps towards achieving #HealthForAll.
President Tshisekedi & WHO have walked a long road together for promoting & protecting health"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @Presidence_RDC "Many of you might not know that the path we are taking today started in July 2019 when the President told me during a meeting in Abuja about his determination to ensure universal health coverage in #DRC"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll

@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @Presidence_RDC "Our road continued to New York, last September, during the #UNGA, when world leaders adopted the first political declaration on universal health coverage"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll
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@DrTedros 🚨 "The Emergency Committee on the #Ebola has advised that the outbreak in #DRC continues to be a public health emergency of international concern, and I have accepted that advice"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "As I said yesterday, as long as there is a single case of #Ebola in an area as insecure & unstable as eastern #DRC, the potential remains for a much larger epidemic.

WHO’s risk assessment is that the risk of spread is high nationally & regionally & low globally"-@DrTedros
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Daily media briefing on #2019nCoV with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Although the world is now focused on #2019nCoV, we cannot and must not forget #Ebola in #DRC.

We are very encouraged by the current trend. There have only been 3 cases in the past week, and no cases in the past 3 days"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "But until we have no #Ebola cases for 42 days, it's not over. Any single case could re-ignite the epidemic, and the security situation in eastern #DRC remains extremely fragile"-@DrTedros
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WHO and @FINDdx formalize strategic collaboration to drive universal access to essential diagnostics in resource-poor countries & bolstering disease surveillance that will inform public health initiatives and enhance outbreak preparedness and response. 👉
@FINDdx @DrTedros @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho Diagnosis is a driver of patient, financial and health systems impact, and a critical enabler for #HealthForAll. But it is also the weakest link in the care cascade
A unique and unprecedented opportunity exists to expand the role and impact of diagnostics to fully realize their potential to address major health security threats and evolving disease burdens through technological and digital advances.
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@DrTedros "I want to congratulate & thank you for the great progress made this week moving forward debates, decisions & resolutions.
There was major progress on key issues incl. Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Global Vaccine Action Plan, cervical cancer, and food safety"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "Thank you in particular for bringing your work on Preparedness to a positive conclusion, which sends an important message to the world at this critical moment"-@DrTedros #Eb146
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It's #WorldCancerDay

DYK: In 2018, over 18 MILLION people around 🌏🌍🌎 had #cancer, and 10 MILLION people died from the disease.

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre On #WorldCancerDay, WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from #cancer over the next ten years

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are proven interventions to beat #cancer:

🚭controlling tobacco use

💉vaccinating against hepatitis B to prevent liver cancer

💉vaccinating against HPV to eliminate cervical cancer

🩺 screening & treatment

💊access to palliative care
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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Here are our #Top10 health tweets in 2019:

1⃣ #VaccinesWork

💪🏽reduce child deaths and disease
💪🏽protect against outbreaks
💪🏽prevent malnutrition
💪🏽defend against antimicrobial resistance
With vaccines, we are protected together!

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

2⃣ #MentalHealth

Every 40 seconds someone dies from #suicide.
This year, WHO launched the #40seconds campaign to raise awareness about the scale of suicide around the world and roles we can play in prevention.

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

3⃣ #PatientSafety

Every minute, 5 patients die because of unsafe care. This year, we marked the first ever #WorldPatientSafetyDay to speak up for patient safety!

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The 🌍 needs 9 million more nurses & midwives if it is to achieve #HealthForAll.

January 1 marks the beginning of the Year of the Nurse & the Midwife & global effort to highlight an acute shortage of these crucial #HealthWorkers. #SupportNursesAndMidwives
We are delighted that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has recognized the value and importance of this work, sending a letter of appreciation to all midwives:

📷 @KensingtonRoyal #SupportNursesAndMidwives
@KensingtonRoyal Nurses & midwives are the people who devote their lives to:

-caring for mothers & children

-giving lifesaving immunizations & health advice

-looking after older people

-meeting everyday essential health needs #SupportNursesAndMidwives
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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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"1 in 10 people living in an area affected by conflict suffers from a moderate to severe #mentalhealth condition.
It’s a burden that remains largely out of sight.
It’s a hidden epidemic."

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @Refugees @ifrc @UNICEF "News reports show us the devastation of war. But they don’t show us inside the minds of the people and how it affects their lives.
We don’t see the anxiety, depression and other #mentalhealth conditions caused by these crises"

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @Refugees @ifrc @UNICEF "Wounds heal. Homes are rebuilt. News cycles move on. But the psychosocial scars often go unnoticed and untreated for years.
Neglecting this problem undermines the recovery of individuals, communities and nations."

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
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Today is #MigrantsDay.

Many migrants often lack access to health services and financial protection for health.

The right to health applies to everyone - irrespective of nationality, race, colour, sex or other status.
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO Time to remind world leaders:


It’s time for #HealthForAll

#MigrantsDay #WeTogether
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO It’s #MigrantsDay.

The access of migrants and refugees to quality, essential health services is critical to achieve #HealthForAll.
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LIVE from WHO: Director-General @DrTedros addresses the 40th anniversary of #smallpox eradication…
@DrTedros "Today, #smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated, a testimony to what we can achieve when all nations work together.
When it comes to epidemic disease, we have a shared responsibility and a shared destiny."

@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO “Our experience with #smallpox informs the strategies and tools we now use to fight polio and Ebola, such as disease surveillance, health promotion, and ring vaccination.”

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New WHO report examines how countries progress towards financing #HealthForAll
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Global spending on health continues to rise!

Between 2000 and 2017, spending on health globally grew by 3.9% per annum on average while the broader economy grew only 3.0%
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho Public health spending – about 60% of global spending on health – grew 4.3% a year between 2000 and 2017
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It's Universal Health Coverage Day!

Universal Health Coverage means that ALL individuals & communities receive the health services they need without suffering 💰 hardship.

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Universal Health Coverage includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services:
🏥 Promotion
🏥 Prevention
🏥 Treatment
🏥 Rehabilitation
🏥 Palliative care

It`s time for #HealthForAll
Universal health coverage is a political choice to strive for equity and justice in health. It means building health systems that put the poorest and most marginalized communities first, leaving no one behind

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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
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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On #HumanRightsDay our message is clear:


#StandUp4HumanRights, stand up for #HealthForAll!
Health is a human right, no matter your:
Sexual orientation

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

#StandUp4HumanRights , stand up for #HealthForAll
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LIVE NOW: Q&A on #hearing with WHO expert @ShellyChadha1.

Ask your questions using the hashtag #AskWHO
@ShellyChadha1 Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Join LIVE Q&A on #hearing with WHO expert and ask your questions using the hashtag #AskWHO

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Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Over 1 billion people in the 🌏🌍🌎 experience some form of disability.
Let's celebrate diversity & promote the human rights of people with disability. #ADay4All! Infographic entitled “Better health for people with disabilities,” showing various statistics about disability and health.
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @pahowho Many people living with a disability 👨‍🦽👩‍🦽 don’t have access to adequate health services: Let’s work together to ensure people with disability enjoy the same rights as everyone else #ADay4All A man with two prosthetic legs walks down parallel bars in a health centerA young girl is being fitted with an leg brace by a woman in a burqa A health care provider is showing a man how to use a white caneA toddler with Down syndrome is guided up a small set of stairs in a health care facility
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @pahowho WHO is committed to including people with disability in the Universal Health Coverage agenda.
#HealthForAll really means ALL!

#ADay4All A man in a manual wheelchair guides himself down a set of stairs
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"Today, over 90% of all people living with #HIV in 🇷🇼 know their status & almost all of them are on life-saving treatment. Of those, 90% have achieved viral suppression. That makes 🇷🇼 one of the few countries to achieve the 90-90-90 targets prior to 2020"-@DrTedros at #ICASA2019
@DrTedros "Globally, of the 37.9 million people living with #HIV at the end of last year, almost 80% now know their status, over 60% receive treatment & over 1/2 have achieved viral suppression. The number echoes overall progress in Africa, where 75% of all people with HIV live"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @RwandaHealth @UNAIDS "Millions of people are on #HIV treatment. Even better, millions of people are NOT on treatment because they have the tools to protect themselves. We’ve accelerated research & development. We’ve pushed back the boundaries of science & are now in hot pursuit of a cure"-@DrTedros
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"Today, in more than 1 in 3 countries, more than 90% of #HIV-positive pregnant women are receiving anti-retroviral therapy"-@DrTedros addressing @OAFLA at the #ICASA2019Rwanda
@DrTedros @OAFLA @WHOAFRO @RwandaHealth @FirstLadyRwanda "Eastern & southern Africa are leading the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of #HIV with an average of 92% pregnant women are receiving anti-retroviral therapy. 1 in 3 is still nowhere near good enough. We have a lot of work to do"-@DrTedros

@DrTedros @OAFLA @WHOAFRO @RwandaHealth @FirstLadyRwanda "#HIV, Hepatitis B and syphilis are all endemic in Africa.
All three can be maternally transmitted; are devastating; take a heavy toll on health systems, with catastrophic expenditures for families leading to poverty in our communities.
And all three can be prevented"-@DrTedros
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LIVE #AskWHO Q&A on adolescent physical activity with WHO expert.#BeActive…
LIVE NOW: Q&A on adolescent physical activity with WHO expert Regina Guthold.

Ask your questions using the hashtag #AskWHO

New WHO-led study says 4 out of 5 adolescents 🌍🌎🌏 are not sufficiently physically active (at least 1h of physical activity/day), putting their current and future health at risk #BeActive #HealthForAll
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