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"It’s a real pleasure to be here in Washington, D.C., on #WorldHealthDay. Over the past few days, I’ve had a series of very productive meetings with representatives of the Administration, senators, house members and other leaders"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "We renewed old friendships & forged new ones. We discussed #COVID19, the war in #Ukraine, and WHO’s 5 major priorities for the next 5 years, incl. supporting countries to make a paradigm shift towards promoting health and preventing disease, not just treating it"-@DrTedros
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An estimated 13 million deaths a year are due to avoidable environmental causes.

On #WorldHealthDay, here's evidence on the link between human & planetary health to inspire stronger, whole-of-society action ⤵️ At a climate protest, a young girl on someone's shoulders ca
Since 2016, @LancetCountdown has been tracking key indicators of the impacts of climate change on health worldwide.

The 2021 report painted a bleak picture—code red for health:

#LancetClimate21 #WorldHealthDay People in every region of the world are increasingly seeing
Extreme heat events are becoming permanent features of summer seasons worldwide.

What are the impacts on health? How can we adapt our environments to reduce related morbidity & mortality?

Find out in a Lancet Series: #WorldHealthDay
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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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99% - or almost the entire world's population breathes air with unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter & nitrogen dioxide, and threatens their health.

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Over 6,000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing air that exceeds WHO air quality limits, with people in low & middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures

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Particulate matter, especially PM2.5, is capable of penetrating deep into the lungs & entering the bloodstream, causing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular (stroke) & respiratory impacts Image
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