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1/ #WorldHealthDay is also a good day to reflect on the opportunities that many India's health challenges bring. In this thread, we summarise some.
First, investing more in health and recognizing disease prevention and health promotion should be the topmost priority.
2/ Currently, India has one of the lowest allocations to health among all countries of the world as percentage of GDP.
#HealthExpense
3/ As a result of such a low investment in health and due to high out-of-pocket expenditure (85.6% according to the @WorldBank) millions of people are pushed further into poverty and are unable to escape.

@WorldBankIndia
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.@DrTedros : #COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : In the year ahead, the 🌎 needs to make 5⃣vital changes:

1⃣We need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries. | via @WHO
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"Tomorrow is #WorldHealthDay.
#COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity
"In the year ahead, the 🌍 needs to make 5⃣ vital changes:
1⃣ we need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries"-@DrTedros

#ACTogether #HealthEquity
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[Thread] 1. The two jabs — #JohnsonandJohnson and #Pfizer — that SA will (so far) use in its national #CovidVaccine roll-out have now both been approved for use by our regulator, @SAHPRA1. So what now — when will you get your jab?
2. The next batch of J&J jabs (200 000) will arrive on 10 April. But these #CovidVaccines are for use in SA's Sisonke trial (our implementation study) and only #HealthWorkers can be vaccinated with them. They can’t be used for our wider, national roll-out.
3. Our 1st commercial batch — 1 million J&J jabs — will land in the 3rd/4th wk of April. The diffs between this batch + the Sisonke jabs: we’re paying for this batch + can use it outside of a research setting. The Sisonke jabs came for free but we can only use them for the study.
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"This week, more than 25 leaders from the @g20org, @G7 and from every region, united behind the idea of a #PandemicTreaty"-@DrTedros

"There’s an acknowledgement and humility from those leaders that collectively the world was not prepared for the first coronavirus pandemic ever seen and that going forward we must collectively do better in future outbreaks"-@DrTedros #PandemicTreaty bit.ly/3u6XIl2
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"It is a pleasure to be joined today by my friend @CharlesMichel, @eucopresident.

President Michel has championed the call for an international treaty to make the world better prepared to respond to pandemics and health crises"-@DrTedros #PandemicTreaty
"This powerful idea, of a treaty rooted in WHO, has resulted in the joint statement issued today & published in major newspapers around the 🌍 & in multiple languages, which has been signed, so far, by 25 heads of state"-@DrTedros bit.ly/3u6XIl2 #PandemicTreaty
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.@DrTedros : 177 countries and economies have started vaccination. In just one month, #COVAX has distributed more than 32 million vaccines to 61 countries. COVAX works. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : There are now just 15 days left before the 100th day of the year, and 36 countries that are still waiting for #COVID19 vaccines so they can start vaccinating #healthworkers and older people. | via @WHO
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"At the beginning of the year, I issued a call for countries to work together to ensure vaccination begins in all countries within the first 100 days of the year"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity who.int/vaccinequity
"177 countries and economies have started vaccination. In just one month, #COVAX has distributed more than 32 million vaccines to 61 countries. COVAX works"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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.@DrTedros : #Tuberculosis is preventable & treatable, but remains 1 of the 🌎’s top infectious killers because too many people go undiagnosed. Improved screening is essential to rapidly identify people with TB infection or disease & connect them with car. who.int/campaigns/worl…
.@DrTedros : We have the means to avert this failure, but it’s shocking how little has been done to avert it. The gap between the number of vaccines administered in rich countries & the number of vaccines administered through #COVAX is growing & becoming more grotesque every day.
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"This Wednesday is #WorldTBDay.

In the past year, the #COVID19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to services for many diseases, including tuberculosis"-@DrTedros #EndTB

bit.ly/EndTB2021
"An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for #tuberculosis in 2020 compared with 2019, and we fear that more than half a million more people may have died"-@DrTedros #EndTB bit.ly/EndTB2021
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LIVE with @DrTedros, @MazzucatoM & @clarewenham at the @LSEpublicevents on the human and economic value of health in the era of #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/cyCVtjI2MTAy…
"The #COVID19 pandemic has exposed and exploited the gaps in our health systems and the inequalities of our societies. It has overwhelmed health systems in even the world’s strongest economies"-@DrTedros
"In some public debate, the response to the #COVID19 pandemic has been framed as a choice between health and the economy. But that’s a false choice. We do not have to choose between lives and livelihoods"-@DrTedros
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"The world may have forgotten #Syria, but WHO has not. We continue to work on the ground with our partners to deliver services and supplies, protect public health and to support a network of more than 1700 health facilities"-@DrTedros #Syria10
"The conflict has brought a once highly-effective health system to its knees. But tragically, it’s not an isolated example"-@DrTedros #Syria10
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[Thread] 1. How are we doing with our J&J #Covid Sisonke study vaccinations in provinces? Most vaccinations have happened in Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape. Gender breakdown: 74% of jabs have been given to women #HealthWorkers. Source: @LindaGailBekker @DTHF_SA webinar, 13 March
2. Have we seen side effects/adverse events in SA's Sisonke #CovidVaccine study? 2.1% of "vaccinees" have reported minor adverse events, e.g. swelling/redness where they've been injected or mild headaches/body pain. Of those, about 96% have recovered or are busy getting better.
3. What side effects should you expect when injected with the Johnson & Johnson #CovidVaccine? Pain/swelling (at the site of injection), chills, tiredness, headaches. Most of these symptoms disappear within two days.
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"As countries roll out #COVID19 vaccines, WHO is continuing to keep a close 👀 on their safety.
WHO is aware that some countries have suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines, based on reports of 🩸 clots in some people who received doses of the vaccine from 2 batches"-@DrTedros
"This measure was taken as a precaution while a full investigation is finalised. It's important to note that the @EMA_News has said there is no indication of a link between the vaccine & 🩸 clots & that it can continue to be used while its investigation is ongoing"-@DrTedros
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🆕data shows that violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive & starts alarmingly young. Across their lifetime, 1⃣ in 3⃣ 👧🧕👩 are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner.

👉 bit.ly/2PJgeB7
Violence against women starts early: 1⃣ in 4⃣ young women (aged 15-24 years) who have been in a relationship will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties.
Let's #endVAW!

👉 bit.ly/2PJgeB7
Intimate partner violence is by far the most prevalent form of violence against women globally, affecting around 641 million women 👩 and girls 👧 around the 🌎🌍🌏

👉 bit.ly/2PJgeB7

Let's #endVAW!
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.@DrTedros : I wish to be very clear: a public health emergency of international concern is the highest level of alarm under international law. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : We continued to warn that the world had a narrow window of opportunity to prepare for and prevent a potential pandemic. One of the things we still need to understand is why some countries acted on those warnings, while others were slower to react. | via @WHO
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On the 30th of January last year, I declared a global health emergency over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

At the time, outside #China there were less than 100 cases of #COVID19, and no deaths"-@DrTedros

"I wish to be very clear: a public health emergency of international concern is the highest level of alarm under international law"-@DrTedros #COVID19

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1/6. International Women’s Day: remember this group for whom ‘there is always a lockdown.’ Over 80 per cent of Indian nurses are women. A brilliant story in PARI by Kavitha Muralidharan on nurses in Tamil Nadu. Story link at end of thread.
#WomensDay #healthworkers #COVID19
2/6. Nurses working in Covid-19 wards do so at very high risk. Thousands have contracted the virus in India these past 11 months, and several have died – but data on healthcare worker deaths from Covid-19 are notoriously unreliable.
#WomensDay #healthworkers #COVID19
3/6. Some nurses, themselves lactating mothers, have worked in wards taking care of pregnant mothers – and their babies – down with Covid-19. This means shutting themselves off from their own, often less than year-old children for long periods.
#WomensDay #healthworkers #COVID19
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NEW | A National Emergency: How #COVID19 Is Fueling Unrest in the #US

Analyzing the past year of @ACLEDINFO data, our latest report reveals the full scope of the pandemic’s impact on #American protest patterns for the first time.

Key findings ▶️ bit.ly/3rkNZGR ImageImageImage
Trends in pandemic-related demonstrations are closely correlated with trends in #COVID19 cases, with spikes in unrest matching infection waves reported throughout 2020. Image
ACLED data show that the majority of these demonstrations have been organized around five main drivers: the risks faced by health workers, the safety of prisoners and ICE detainees, anti-restriction mobilization, the eviction crisis, and school closures. Image
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LIVE with @DrTedros at the arrival of the first batch of #COVID19 vaccines via COVAX to #Colombia

"I join you in celebrating the 1st delivery of vaccines to 🇨🇴, the 1st country in the Americas to receive vaccines through #COVAX. I congratulate our COVAX partners @gavi, @CEPIvaccines & my colleagues in @pahowho, @OPSOMS_Col for hard work in bringing us to this point"-@DrTedros
"This has been made possible because of the hard work you have done to get ready for #COVID19 vaccine rollout, with a national plan for vaccination"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity #ACTogether
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.@DrTedros : Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire started vaccinating #healthworkers against #COVID19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through #COVAX. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week.

Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of #COVID19 vaccines will be allocated to 142 participating economies in #COVAX. | via @WHO
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"Today, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire started vaccinating #healthworkers against #COVID19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through #COVAX"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week.

Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of #COVID19 vaccines will be allocated to 142 participating economies in #COVAX"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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#Ramaphosa: A year after #COVID reached our shores, there are several safe and effective #COVIDVaccines. SA's scientists have led the way internationally with identifying variants.
#Ramaphosa: In the ten days since we launched our #COVID vaccination study/programme more than 60 000 #HealthWorkers have been vaccinated. A news batch of 80 000 J&J jabs arrived in SA yesterday.
#Ramaphosa: The number of #COVID vaccination sites will be expanded this week (for the second batch of 80 000 J&J vaccines) — from 17 to 49. Of the 49 sites, 32 will be at public health facilities and 17 at private health facilities.
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[Thread] 1. South Africa's second batch of 80 000 J&J #CovidVaccines landed this morning (Saturday) at OR Tambo. The jabs have been taken to a secure facility in Gauteng from where it will be distributed to vaccine centres in provinces.
2. How many vaccine sites are there? For the 1st round of 80 000 there were 18 (3 in WC, 1 in Northern Cape and 2 in each of the other provinces). The sites will be expanded for the second batch. Here are the sites we had for the first round: tabsoft.co/2NIYV2y
3. Why are we getting small batches of 80 000 J&J jabs at a time instead of the 9 million we've ordered? Because J&J doesn't yet have @SAHPRA1 approval to distribute its jabs for wider roll-out. This morning's batch is part of up 500 000 jabs we're getting for research purposes.
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