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LIVE: @DrTedros' remarks at the #COVID19 Global Action Plan Ministerial Meeting…
"We have never been in a better position to end #COVID19 as a global health emergency. The number of weekly reported deaths is near the lowest since the pandemic began, and 2/3 of the world’s population is vaccinated, including 75% of #healthworkers and older people"-@DrTedros
"But there is much more to be done. Huge disparities in vaccination coverage, plummeting rates of testing and sequencing, and gaps in access to antivirals put us all at risk"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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WHO welcomes the overarching recommendations of @TheLancet #COVID19 Commission’s report on lessons from the pandemic - the recommendations align with our commitment to stronger global, regional & natl pandemic preparedness, prevention, readiness & response
At the same time, there are several key omissions & misinterpretations in @TheLancet #COVID19 Commission’s report on lessons from the pandemic, not least regarding the public health emergency of int'll concern & the speed and scope of WHO’s actions.
WHO welcomes the Commission’s endorsement of a #PandemicAccord strengthening the International Health Regulations and enhancing financing.

These issues are core to @DrTedros' vision, as distilled in his five priorities for his second term. Three people, standing with their backs turned, loading a tr
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19, #monkeypox and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"The global decline in reported #COVID19 cases and deaths is continuing. This is very encouraging. But there is no guarantee these trends will persist. The most dangerous thing is to assume they will"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "The number of weekly reported deaths may have dropped by more than 80% since February, but even so, last week one person died with #COVID19 every 44 seconds. Most of those deaths are avoidable"-@DrTedros
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LIVE NOW: @DrTedros' address at the @WHOAFRO Regional Committee #RC72AFRO ⬇️
"The liberation of #Togo from Dracunculiasis, Human African Trypanosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma is a stunning achievement that will free many people from the threat of these devastating diseases"-@DrTedros #BeatNTDs #RC72AFRO
@DrTedros "It is very pleasing to see that reported #COVID19 cases and deaths in the @WHOAFRO region are now at their lowest levels since the pandemic began"-@DrTedros #RC72AFRO Image
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros.…
@DrTedros "Globally reported #COVID19 cases have increased nearly 30% over the past two weeks. 4 out of 6 of the WHO sub-regions saw cases increase in the last week"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "In Europe and America, BA.4 and BA.5 are driving waves. In countries like India a new sub lineage of BA.2.75 has also been detected which we’re following"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"Over the last week, #COVID19 cases have risen in four out of the six WHO regions. Due to testing and sequencing reducing in many countries, it is increasingly difficult to know where the virus is and how it’s mutating"-@DrTedros
"The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has announced, through their state media, their first outbreak of #COVID19, with more than 1.4 million suspected cases since late April"-@DrTedros
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LIVE: media briefing on #COVID19, #Ukraine and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"On #COVID19, there’s good news. Last week, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded since the early days of the pandemic. However, some countries are still witnessing serious spikes in cases, which is putting pressure on hospitals"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This week, the #COVID19 IHR Emergency Committee met and unanimously agreed that the pandemic remains a public health emergency. I appreciated their advice and agree that far from being the time to drop our guard, this is the moment to work even harder to save lives"-@DrTedros
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@DrTedros "The volcanic eruption near #Tonga & tsunami require an urgent response. With telecommunications down, WHO is on the ground helping coordinate the response by channelling information between @UN agencies, humanitarian partners & the government"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @UN "Information on the degree of destruction is still being gathered but WHO will do all it can to support the people and government of #Tonga"-@DrTedros

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LIVE with @DrTedros at the International Conference on Public Health in Africa #CPHIA2021…
"Congratulations to the @AfricaCDC, the @_AfricanUnion & the organizing committee for developing such a rich programme, & for bringing together leading scientists, innovators, policymakers, researchers & public health experts from across our continent and across the 🌍"-@DrTedros
@AfricaCDC @_AfricanUnion @DrTedros "This conference is extremely timely. The #COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of nurturing strong science and research on our continent, and strong public health institutions"-@DrTedros
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