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Hilo⤵️ 1/3 | Cuenca del río Cuyuní (borde morado en mapa) abarca 50.347 km2, 24% se encuentra en nuestro territorio Esequibo y 76% en el Edo. Bolívar. Nace en el Dorado, Mpio. Sifontes, uno de los principales focos de #malaria en Venezuela, asociado a la minería (Las Claritas)
2/3 En Las Claritas está el foco minero de mayor extensión continua del país con 4.781 hectáreas. Lea nuestro informe…
3/3 Cuenca del rio Cuyuní es la más contaminada por mercurio del país. Un estudio determinó que allí 92% de las mujeres indígenas tenía concentraciones de mercurio - prohibido por ley por @NicolasMaduro - superiores a los valores permisibles según la #OMS…
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Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on earth, causing more than 400,000 deaths every year.

But you can overcome #Malaria!

Here's how;
There's no vaccination against #malaria yet! So;

*Prevent mosquito bites;
- use insecticide sprays at home
- use insect repellant creams
- sleep in nets
- wear clothes to prevent bites when outdoors

*Take preventive drugs when needed

*If sick with malaria, treat it early!
Mosquito sprays containing diethyltoluamide or DEET are very effective.
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❓What can be done when countries face the double challenge of #malaria 🦟 and #COVID19?

Join WHO and @endmalaria for 2⃣ virtual forums and learn from field experts & global health leaders!

Date: 3-4 September at 2pm CET

Register now 👉 Image
#Malaria 🦟 still kills a child every 2⃣ minutes. No children should die because they cannot access life-saving services to prevent, detect & treat the disease. Image
Only 1 in 3 pregnant women 🤰🏿🤰🏾🤰🏽 in Africa has access to the WHO-recommended 3 or more doses of preventive malaria therapy.

Let's increase access to preventive therapy to #EndMalaria 🦟! Image
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#COVID19 has been moving up the charts in terms of deaths. But how does it compare with the big three infectious killers: #HIV #TB and #Malaria? Mortality is a tricky think to estimate, and I will be using numbers from this paper:…
According to @JHUSystems there have been around 815,000 #COVID19 deaths reported globally so far. This means #COVID19 has already passed #Malaria's 2017 total (619,000). However, malaria isn't everywhere and where there is malaria, it probably kills more people than COVID-19. Image
The year is not over! If the rest of the year sees the same average death rate as the years so far, we could see 1.3 million deaths by 2121. Beating out #HIV and #TB's 2017
totals. Making #COVID19 likely the deadliest pathogen of 2020.…
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Bill Gates: "Mosquitoes don't practice social distancing. They don't wear masks, either."🤔🧐

It's a coincidence that he also released GMO mosquitoes during this pandemic. Why is there no talk of artemisia/wormwood as a remedy or mosquito nets?

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."...what happened?

Global Fund's largest contributor: Gates
Global Fund funds UNDP, whose books cannot be audited.

BOOM...*In 2010, the Insp. Gen. analyzed ~$3.5M of $9.9M in disbursements. ~$2.7M was misappropriated.*
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#WorldMosquitoDay: Prevalence and Facts About Malaria Disease Causing Mosquitoes 🦟…

(Image 1 - C Suresh Kumar/BCCL, Chennai )

(Image 2 -KM Sharma/BCCL, Patna)

(Image 3 - Sanjay Hadkar/TOI, BCCL/Mumbai )

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In the South East Asia region, India accounts for 58% of the reported case load. As per the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), India has reported 62,129 #malaria cases in 2020 till June. In 2019, the country reported 3.3 lakh confirmed cases.
The government of India has set a target to eliminate malaria disease by 2030.

(Image credit :N Kanaka / BCCL, Visakhapatnam)
#StopTheSpread #Mosquitoes #WorldMosquitoDay🦟 Image
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From early on into the pandemic, I have received unsolicited advise about ivermectin and #COVID.

e.g. "I would like to add to your thinking before you start your trial"

Others ask why am I "opposed" to ivermectin? (spoiler alert 🚨I am NOT)

I have been working with ivermectin since 2008. This includes animal models, insectary work and clinical trials.
Here is one of my earliest experiences with it. A girl with disseminate strongyloides in rural Venezuela.

Ivermectin saved her live.… Image
My main interest in #ivermectin has been its capacity to kill malaria vectors. This could reduce transmission. A new way to fight malaria.


In 2008, with help from @CMO_England, I conducted the first clinical trial to prove the concept:… Image
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Thread: What if cures already exist?

I'm gonna be quick. Please check out my sheet in the next tweet about the connections between #HCQ, #Malaria and #Covid19. I made that sheet back in April. Add #cancer to the picture.
I'm not a doctor, I was just observing as a concerned citizen, thinking logical and connecting dots. When @realDonaldTrump and #17 mentioned HCQ I started paying REAL ATTENTION and started my sheet shortly after.…
My gut feeling and logical thinking where confirmed by this brave lady, @stella_immanuel…
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We’ve all had eyes peeled on the multi-car pileup that’s America, but meanwhile, Covid is devastating people with #tuberculosis #HIV and #Malaria. These are big killers — #TB alone kills 1.5 million each year — and the pandemic is setting back decades of progress against them. 1/
Coronavirus outbreaks have diverted testing resources and staff from HIV, TB & malaria; lockdowns have disrupted access to clinical care and medications; and supply chain problems are making — and will continue to make — things worse long term.
What’s unfolding is so horrible that some experts I talked to were nearly in tears. They’re watching as hard-fought gains are being washed away by short-sighted priorities. 3/
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"Today, WHO is launching the Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco, which aims to help the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users quit during the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco
"This initiative will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, like nicotine replacement therapy and access to a digital health worker for advice"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco
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Someone asked yesterday, "I often fall sick of #malaria coz I'm #genotypeAA. Is there anything those with AA can do to reduce this?" Let's answer you now.

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Nobody has complete immunity against #malaria. No vaccine

As long as you live in a high-risk place like #Nigeria, any immunity from past infections could be lost when you're bitten by #mosquitoes repeatedly.

Follow these 3steps to protect yourself from frequent malaria attacks.

🔵 Use #Sprays

- Spray your skin with insect repellent roll-ons or body sprays.

- Spray your bedroom with insect repellants.

- Reapply sprays frequently.

- Make sure your spray contains #DEET (or #diethyltoluamide). It's very effective.
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Someone asked, "Are people with #GenotypeAA more prone to #Malaria?"
Let's quickly answer this.

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Yes! People with #genotypeAA are more prone to malaria.

The commonest parasite that causes #malaria (Plasmodium falciparum) loves plenty of #blood & #oxygen.

Since AA is the perfect #genotype with plenty of blood & oxygen, the parasite prefers AA blood.
There's a substance in blood called #hemoglobin. It carries oxygen to your tissues.

People with #genotypeAA have the perfect hemoglobin & hence plenty of oxygen in it. That's why malaria parasite prefers infecting them instead of people with AS & SS.

(The parasite wise abi!)
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The Solidarity Trial's hydroxychloroquine arm is being stopped, on the basis of evidence showing it does not reduce mortality for hospitalised #COVID19 patients.
The decision to stop hydroxychloroquine's use in the Solidarity trial for #COVID19 treatments was based on large scale randomized evidence from the Solidarity, Discovery and Recovery trials, as well as a review of available published evidence from other sources.
This evidence does not apply to the use of hydroxychloroquine for preventing #COVID19 infections or treating non-hospitalized patients, two areas where we still need more evidence on the drug's effectiveness against the #coronavirus.
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Estas noticias verdaderam deberían ser suficientes para abrir los ojos a los más incrédulos.
La cofundadora del famoso "black lives matter" en connivencia y convivencia con el opresor venezolano.
Se ve que no todas las opresiones son iguales..…
Ha sido curiosa la presencia de quienes reivindican regímenes restrictivos de #libertades en manifestaciones reclamando aún no sé muy bien lo qué ¿libertad en #USA? ¿cese de esa opresión limitadora de la #ciudadanía con mochila chavista?
Al final las cosas se explican y se comprenden mejor: La sra Helena Peña, parece ser.
Los medios han identificado, en algunas #protestas, grupos de vnzlnos y cubanos que podrían estar organizando y azuzando protestas precisam con fines desestabilizadores.
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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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"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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"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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"First of all, we’re pleased to have interpretation services available in Portuguese today, and I’d like to welcome all Portuguese-speaking journalists.

WHO remains committed to providing access to as much as information as possible, in as many languages as possible"-@DrTedros
"I’ve said since the beginning that the most important resource in the fight against #COVID19 is solidarity.

The launch of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator on Friday was a powerful demonstration of that solidarity"-@DrTedros
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Today is #WorldMalariaDay

#Malaria still kills a child every two minutes. No children should die because they cannot access life-saving services to prevent, detect & treat the disease.

Zero malaria starts with me – are you ready to #EndMalaria?

👉 All children should have access to life-saving services to prevent, detect and treat malaria.
Zero #Malaria Starts With Me: In many settings, community-based #healthworkers play a 🔑 role in preventing, detecting and treating malaria.

Let's support them to #EndMalaria!


Zero #Malaria Starts With Me: Sleeping under insecticide-treated nets is one of the most effective ways to prevent malaria.

Let's sleep safe 💤 to #EndMalaria


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It's #WorldImmunizationWeek!
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Hep B
Japanese encephalitis
Yellow Fever
Yes, #VaccinesWork!
It’s World Immunization Week!

reduce child deaths and disease
protect against outbreaks
prevent malnutrition
defend against antimicrobial resistance

#VaccinesWork for all! 👉…
Nurses & midwives - every check-up is an opportunity to check in on vaccination for people of all ages: children, youth, adults and older people.

#VaccinesWork #SupportNursesAndMidwives
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New analysis conducted by WHO in partnership with @MalariaAtlas, @PATHtweets & @gatesfoundation reinforces call for maintaining #malaria prevention & treatment services during the #COVID19 pandemic to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa

👉 The potential impact of health service disruptions on the burden of malaria: a modelling analysis for countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa need to move fast & distribute #malaria prevention & treatment tools at this stage of the #COVID19 outbreak to avoid an increase in malaria related deaths

At this stage of #COVID19, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have a critical window of opportunity to save lives by:
- Maintaining preventive #malaria therapies for young children & 🤰🏿 pregnant women
- Accelerating mass vector control campaigns

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1. This History Thread is about #malaria in Burma (Myanmar) and the way approaches to preventing, treating or controlling it have evolved. Malaria had long been the most deadly disease in Myanmar but cases and deaths have steeply declined in recent years. ImageImage
2. Malaria is a disease spread from human to human by mosquitos infected w. plasmodium parasites. Types endemic to Burma/Myanmar mainly P. falciparum (most fatalities) & P. vivax (relapses.) Affects liver, spleen, red blood cells; causes fever. Possible: anemia, cerebral malaria. Image
3. Fossil evidence preserved in Burmite (Burma Cretaceous amber) revealed a form of malaria parasite (P. burmacis) in midges 100 million+ yrs old. Modern malaria vectored by female anopheles mosquitos. 1st description: Chinese 2700 BC book Huangdi Neijing.…
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At a time when #Hydroxychloroquine has become the miracle drug that the world wants from #India, thinking of my brother-in-law Ranajit Gooptu’s family - descendants of Dr. Dwarkanath Gooptu (GMCB, 1818-1882) who invent and patent an anti-periodic mixture prescribed for #malaria.
Dr. Gooptu was one of the favourite students of David Hare (who founded the Hindu School and Presidency College) and educated under his care at the Hare School in Calcutta. Debendranath Tagore (Rabindranath Tagore’s dad) was his contemporary at the school.
In 1840 the first indent of Messrs. D. Gooptu & Co. and his firm owned the first known dispensary of “English drugs” in India. The flagship product of the company was the patented anti-periodic mixture, commonly known as " D. Gooptu Tonic”.
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