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The social devastation caused by the pandemic response, which the WHO claims as further justification for increasing its power, resulted almost entirely from the ‘lockdown’ policies promoted by WHO, WEF, and their private sponsors. /1… @bell00david
From a global perspective, these harms are immense:

97 million more people live on less than $1.90 daily. /2…
1.6 billion students' learning was derailed as of February 2022. /3…
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🧵 A well-trained workforce is essential for reaching universal health coverage.

That is why we support training and capacity building for the whole spectrum of health professionals to achieve #HealthForAll.

#WHOImpact across the globe 🌎🌍🌏:
📌 Picture of community health workers at a training session in
In #Samoa 🇼🇸, WHO, @dfat 🇦🇺 & @MFATNZ 🇳🇿 supported the training of the Emergency Medical Team respond to the impact of cyclones. The group rehearsed setting up & operating mobile clinics.

📌 Picture of the Samoa Emergency Medical Team carrying out a t
WHO helped train 🇲🇷 #Mauritania’s new emergency-response teams to quickly locate & stop disease outbreaks before they can become epidemics.

Since August 2022, the teams have responded to 8 emergencies & stopped a Rift Valley fever outbreak.

📌 A picture of floods in Nouakchott, Mauritania, that coincide
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📃Decálogo de recomendaciones preliminares urgentes #GTUAAN-@GepiSeimc -#SEIMC sobre manejo clínico de #pacientes en españa en el contexto del brote de enfermedad por #virus #marburg en Guinea Ecuatorial 🇬🇶 🧵
Podéis descargar el documento aquí: seimc-rc-2023-recomendaciones_marburg.pdf
@javimembrillo et Al. A fecha de la emisión de este documento, según @WHO-AFRO y el #CCAES hay 9 fallecidos, 16 sospechosos y 4.000 personas en #cuarentena. GTUAAN-GEPI-SEIMC emite las siguientes #recomendaciones para ayuda en la implementación de medidas en centros sanitarios:
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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meeting…
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 – the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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„Von Kopf bis Fuß von einem Tsunami erfasst“

Ich musste mich im Liegen ins Ausland karren lassen, um dort weitere spezielle Diagnostik zu erfahren. In Deutschland weiss man nicht, dass #MEcfs auch mit einer HalswirbelsäulenInstabilität zu tun haben kann. 1/x
In Kombination mit weiteren Triggern, wie jetzt bei #LongCovid, aber auch #EBV #Lyme oder gar #Malaria. Auch toxische Antibiotika gehören dazu, wie die #Fluorchinolone, (haben sehr viele genommen - leider) und ja auch Impfungen #PostVac . 2/x
„Später wird sie in einer Mail schreiben: „Jetzt nach so einem Telefonat: wegen der Belastungsintoleranz und POTS – Herzrasen bis unter die Decke, Luftnot, Zittern, Schwindel, Sehstörungen, irren Tinnitus, Muskelschwäche usw. Das ist das, was viele nicht verstehen, 3/x
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Nuestro #TBT de hoy 👇

La conferencia magistral del Dr Hernando del Portillo @HernandoDelPor1, que dio cierre a nuestro XVIII Congreso Colombiano de Parasitología y Medicina Tropical

"Vaccines against malaria: The long and winding road" 🦟🌎

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Para esta charla, @HernandoDelPor1 revisó los aspectos científicos clave del desarrollo de la vacuna contra la #malaria, una enfermedad parasitaria devastadora de la humanidad con aproximadamente la mitad de la población mundial viviendo en áreas con riesgo de transmisión.
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Desafortunadamente, en comparación con 2019 y probablemente debido a la pandemia de #COVID19 se estima que hubo 14 millones más de casos de malaria y 47 000 muertes más. Además, la aparición de resistencia parcial a la artemisinina en África es una gran amenaza e indica que ..
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Durante la última jornada de congreso, la Dra Maria Eugenia Grillet @mgrillet nos presentó su conferencia magistral:

👩‍🏫"Impacto actual de la deforestación en la transmisión de la malaria en las américas"

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En su charla @mgrillet expusó cuales son los mecanismos que explican la relación cambio en la cobertura vegetal y mayor transmisión de Plasmodium vivax y P. falciparum, identificando las evidencias existentes de estos mecanismos en las Américas
Algunas conclusiones🧵(2/6)👇 Image
La reciente reemergencia de esta enfermedad en el continente, particularmente en Venezuela y Brasil, se debe primordialmente al aumento de la deforestación en la cuenca Amazónica.
Estudios de campo y teóricos han determinado que los cambios en los patrones ...
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The death of every child is an enormous tragedy.

In 2021:
♦️ 5 million children died before their 5th birthday
♦️ 2.1 million older children & young people lost their lives

That’s 1 loss every 4.4 seconds!

Most of these deaths were preventable with access to quality healthcare
Some good news…

Globally, since 2000:
↘️ The under-five mortality rate fell by 50%
↘️ Mortality rates in older children & youth dropped by 36%
↘️ Stillbirth rates decreased by 35%

However, gains have reduced significantly since 2010.

👉 A doctor is using s stethoscope to examine a baby that is la
Guess what?

Where you are born dramatically shapes your chances of surviving into childhood.

Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia are shouldering the heaviest burdens of stillbirths and child deaths.

👉 Illustration of a health worker holding the hand of a sadden
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LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "2022 has been very challenging year for the health of the 🌍’s people:
-3rd year of the #COVID19 pandemic
-a 🌍 outbreak of #mpox
-#Ebola outbreak in 🇺🇬
-wars in 🇪🇹 & 🇺🇦
-cholera outbreaks
-drought & flooding in the greater Horn of Africa & Sahel
-flooding in 🇵🇰
@DrTedros "That’s not to mention the multiple other threats to health that people face year in, year out, in the air they breathe, the products they consume, the conditions in which they live & work, & in their lack of access to essential health services"-@DrTedros
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#Malaria cases continued to rise between 2020 and 2021, but at a slower rate than in the period 2019 to 2020
Despite supply chain and logistical challenges during the pandemic, most countries succeeded in maintaining #malaria testing and treatment
#DYK: Insecticide treated bednets are the primary vector control tool used in most #malaria-endemic countries
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It's World AIDS Day: time to take stock. Because there is no #HIV #vaccine and women can't compel men to use condoms, people continue to get newly infected. And because the majority of them live in poor parts of the world, the undeclared #pandemic is very expensive.
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Inside the USA federal spending on HIV/AIDS $7.6 billion/year.
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Of that, about $780 million goes to the @CDCgov for prevention programs -- and much of that is passed onto the States.
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.

#DYK❓ Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities.

Two-thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 & Asia 🌏. Image
While urbanization can bring health & economic benefits, rapid & unplanned urbanization can create inequity among the population, including migrants & other disadvantaged people.

More info 👉 #WorldCitiesDay Image
#Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted to people by mosquitoes. In a few years most people living in malaria-endemic countries will reside in cities.

WHO launches a new guidance to prevent & manage malaria in urban areas 👉 Image
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New from me, in @ConversationUK
"#Dengue in France: tropical diseases in Europe may not be that rare for much longer"…

A bit like #scabies, we do have Neglected Tropical Diseases in Europe
#ntds #beatntds
Few dozen cases of local dengue transmission, more than has been observed before (bit of a theme for #infectiousdiseases in the recent past...)

An infected traveller would have returned to France, been bitten by a local mozzie, with onward transmission from biting new humans.
Seeing more mosquito-driven disease in Europe. Loads of #westnile virus in the lowlands in northern Italy, plus a few cases across other Euro countries
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Today is #WorldMosquitoDay!

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the 🌎🌍🌏 as they can transmit diseases such as:
🔸 Malaria
🔸 Dengue
🔸 Filariasis
🔸 Chikungunya
🔸 Zika
🔸 Yellow fever

🦟 borne diseases put the lives of billions at risk. Illustration of a mosquito ...
Today is #WorldMosquitoDay 🦟!

Over 600 000 people die from mosquito-borne malaria every year.

Sleeping 💤 under insecticide-treated nets is one of the most effective ways to prevent #malaria. Mother and baby are in thei...
WHO recommends broad use of the first malaria vaccine (RTS,S) among children living in #malaria endemic areas with moderate to high transmission. The life-saving vaccine has been shown to have high impact in real-life use - to significantly ↘️ severe malaria, & ↘️ child deaths. Image
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PHOTOS: Buhari Inaugurates Anti-Malaria Council, Appoints Dangote As Chairman

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Tuesday inaugurated Nigeria End Malaria Council in Abuja, ImageImageImageImage
noting that eradicating malaria would save Nigeria about N687 billion in 2022 and N2 trillion by 2030.
Buhari appointed the Chairman, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, as Chairman of the 16-member Council, stating that the strategy to tackle malaria had both public health as well as socio-economic benefits for Nigeria.
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Du coup, je suis en train de m'intéresser à la #MALARIA.

Vous saviez que la Chine s'était débarrassée de la malaria ?

Alors j'ai regardé comment ils ont fait.

Et je m'attendais à ce qu'ils disent qu'ils avaient organisé des distributions de tisane pour tout le monde...

...Et bien en fait ça a l'air un poil plus complexe que ça.
J'ai lu, hein. On parle d'accès au système de santé, de moustiquaires imprégnées d'insecticides...
Et aussi de traitements.

Voyez, là. Sur un site officiel chinois. Article daté de 2015. Vous avez un prix nobel de médecine chinois, Tu Youyou, qui avait mis au point un médicament à base d'extrait d'artémésia justement.
C'est très intéressant.
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wereldwijde afname in kindervaccinaties afgelopen jaar, én het jaar ervoor 😢
Gemiddelde kindervaccinatiegraad 🌎🌍🌏 is gedaald van 86% naar 81%, met grote verschillen tussen landen.
"Dit gaat levens kosten", aldus @who
@WHO gebruikt de 3e #DTKP (difterie, tetanus, kinkhoest, polio) 💉als maat voor algeheel beeld vaccinatiegraad, maar de afname geldt ook voor #BMR waardoor de kans op #mazelen uitbraken wereldwijd ook toeneemt
#mazelen is de meest besmettelijke infectieziekte die we kennen
En het mazelenvaccin is het meest effectieve vaccin dat we kennen 💉
Toch gaan er jaarlijks 140.000 mensen (met name jonge kinderen) dood aan mazelen.

vaccinatiegraad moet dus ⬆️, niet ⬇️…
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Very pleased to present our recent study of #endocytosis in #apicomplexans that draws on #K13 and drug-resistance in #malaria to learn of a highly unusual endocytic machinery in #Toxoplasma with a deep evolutionary origin.…
Using the #Plasmodium #artemisinin-resistance genes as initial leads, some proximity proteomics, and a good deal of super-res microscopy, a comprehensive molecular model of endocytic pits integrated into the cell’s complex (IMC) pellicle was achieved.
Remarkably, this superstructure is highly stable with the typically ephemeral proteins rigidly anchored at this site. Even more unusual, the complex is preassembled in daughter cells before the plasma membrane is even recruited. (and yes, Toxo daughter cells ARE gorgeous!)
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"I thank all Member States for your hard work over the past week. As always, you have dealt with a large agenda."-@DrTedros #WHA75
"You have adopted landmark decisions and resolutions on sustainable financing;
On strengthening health emergency preparedness and response; "-@DrTedros #WHA75
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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The 🆕 WHO Results Report is out!

Learn how we responded to health challenges & emergencies around the world 🌍🌎🌏 in 2020-2021.

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+People living w/ better health & well-being
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >900M

+People better protected from emergencies
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >920M

+People benefiting from Universal Health Coverage
▓▓▓░░░░░░░ >270M

Our goal is to achieve 1⃣ billion people/target by 2023.
As the world’s global health guardian, fulfilling these triple billion targets will be our main goal as a measurable means of reducing health equity gaps and ensuring #HealthForAll.

More info 👉 Image
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Today is #WorldMalariaDay.

#DYK: we can prevent and cure #Malaria?
Learn about the symptoms so you know when to get help from a healthcare professional
#Malaria is transmitted through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes🦟
In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria
Early diagnosis & treatment of #malaria reduces disease, prevents deaths and contributes to reducing transmission
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1/ 🧵Hello #medtwitter Ready for some NephMadness? 🤯
Not just any madness, but beware your mosquito bites 🦟, because today’s topic is #Malaria and kidney involvement.

#NephTwitter #NephMadness
2/ 🧵 Where does the word malaria originate from?

PMID: 11053494
3/🧵 Malaria is an Italian word composed of “mala” and “aria,” meaning bad (malus) air (aeris). It was first used to describe a fever (miasma) mistakenly attributed to exposure to poisonous air.
PMID: 11053494, 9641206
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