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LIVE from WHO: Director-General @DrTedros addresses the 40th anniversary of #smallpox eradication…
@DrTedros "Today, #smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated, a testimony to what we can achieve when all nations work together.
When it comes to epidemic disease, we have a shared responsibility and a shared destiny."

@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO “Our experience with #smallpox informs the strategies and tools we now use to fight polio and Ebola, such as disease surveillance, health promotion, and ring vaccination.”

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This #WorldChildrensDay we celebrate 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every child deserves a long and healthy life and that includes a right to:
👶Be safe
👶Clean Air

It's time for #HealthForAll children 🌍🌏🌎!
Every child has the right to be safe!
Experiencing violence in childhood impacts lifelong health and well-being. It is estimated that up to 1 BILLION 👧👦 have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.
We must #EndViolence! #WorldChildrensDay
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UNICEF @unicefchief @UN Every child has the right to play!

Less 📱 screen time, more play ⚽ & recreation time 🚲 helps children to grow up healthy!

Help your child to #BeActive and healthy!

#HealthForAll #WorldChildrensDay
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Global leaders pledge US$2.6 billion to #EndPolio at the #RLMForum in Abu Dhabi.

Countries & partners announce commitments to vaccinate 450 million children against #polio each year and to overcome barriers to reaching every child 👉
@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @antonioguterres @UN @UN_News_Centre This pledging event comes on the heels of a major announcement last month that the 🌍 has eradicated two of the three wild poliovirus strains, leaving only wild poliovirus type 1 still in circulation.

@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @antonioguterres @UN @UN_News_Centre #Nigeria – the last country in Africa to have cases of wild #polio – has not seen wild polio since 2016 and the entire @WHOAFRO region could be certified wild polio-free in 2020 👉
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"There are few greater gifts we can give future generations than to eradicate a disease. We ourselves know what that’s like. #Smallpox was only officially declared eradicated in 1980 – less than 40 years ago. And yet already, it is becoming a distant memory"-@DrTedros #RLMForum
"Every year, over 1 billion people are treated for a neglected tropical disease, & last year 8 countries eliminated at least one NTD.
In the mid-1980s there were almost 3.5M cases of guinea-worm in 20 countries. Last year, there were only 28 cases, in just 3 countries"-@DrTedros
"Onchocerciasis has been eliminated in 4 countries in @pahowho;
Lymphatic filariasis has been eliminated in 16 countries;
Trachoma has been eliminated in 9 countries;
The annual number of sleeping sickness cases has fallen from over 7k in 2012 to less than 1k in 2018"-@DrTedros
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Live on #WorldPolioDay: Declaring eradication of the wild poliovirus type 3 with @DrTedros. #EndPolio…
@DrTedros 👏👏👏 This historic #WorldPolioDay sees wild poliovirus type 3 declared eradicated 🌎🌍🌏.

Wild poliovirus type 2 was eradicated in 2015: just one strain remains. #EndPolio
@DrTedros "Today we are celebrating another milestone on the road to a post-polio world – the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. This is a great achievement, and shows us the tactics are working"-@DrTedros #EndPolio
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Today is #WorldPolioDay.

#Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.

Thanks to vaccines 💪, polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988. #EndPolio

It’s #WorldPolioDay.
No child anywhere should suffer from a vaccine-preventable disease. Help us get closer to #polio eradication. Let’s #EndPolio!
#Polio is a distant memory in most parts of the world but it’s still present in some places - mostly affecting children under five. Let's #EndPolio!
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On 19 September 2019, the Philippines declared an outbreak of #polio. Two cases have been reported to date caused by #vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2). Samples taken from sewage in Manila & a waterway in Davao have also tested positive for VDPV2.…
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I just had a coughing fit that was so intense that I now have little petechae around my eyes. All I could think was how there are kids whose parents refuse to vaccinate them who are getting #pertussis and their little bodies are being wracked by similar coughing fits. Awful.
How could anyone do that to their child? When you have #vaccines to keep your child from suffering or possibly dying, why wouldn't you get them? What could possibly be more important than your child's well-being?
Anti-science is so creepily punitive and medieval.
#Vaccines have been established science since 1798 when the #smallpox vaccine was discovered & literally saved the world.
YOU don't have #polio because of vaccines. YOU lived beyond 5 because of vaccines. Go to an historic graveyard--lots of dead kids.
Anti-vax is child abuse.
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Live from #VaccinationSummit19 in Brussels 🇧🇪: Closing remarks with @DrTedros. #VaccinesWork…
@DrTedros "We must concentrate our efforts in the countries with the largest unimmunized populations. Reaching the un-vaccinated & under-vaccinated children, concentrated in a limited number of countries affected by conflict, poverty & fragility, will require new ways of working"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @EU_Commission @EU_Health @JunckerEU @V_Andriukaitis "Global vaccination rates have flatlined at around 86% for the past decade. On one hand, that’s good news because it shows that despite everything we read about vaccine hesitancy, vaccination rates are holding firm"-@DrTedros at #VaccinationSummit19
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Continuous quality improvement is key towards maintaining the relevance of any field epidemiology programme- Dr. Simon Antarra Acting Executive Director, @AFENETAfrica at #NFELTPX19
@AFENETAfrica @NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AfenetNigeria @NigeriaFELTP @WHONigeria @WHO @AfricaCDC @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho The increasing relevance of field epidemiology capacity, the increasing demand of field epidemiology is universally acknowledged. Unfortunately, funding is waning- Dr. Simon Antarra Acting Executive Director, @AFENETAfrica at #NFELTPX19
@AFENETAfrica @NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AfenetNigeria @NigeriaFELTP @WHONigeria @WHO @AfricaCDC @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @MedLabNigeria @tephinet I must commend @Chikwe_I and his @NCDCgov team for the work they have done in absorbing the @NigeriaFELTP programme. I urge the FG to institutionalise @NigeriaFELTP- Olu Omotayo of @USCDCNIGERIA at #NFELTPX19
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In recent years the number of #polio cases dropped significantly thanks to vaccines:

2013: over 400 cases globally
2018: 33 cases

💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #VaccinesWork
There is NO cure for #polio, but vaccines can protect a child for life. #VaccinesWork

@UNICEF @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho There is no reason why #polio should persist anywhere in the 🌏🌍🌎.
Delivering life-saving vaccines to every last child has worked in over 200 countries and territories to #EndPolio #VaccinesWork
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Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Hep B
Japanese encephalitis
Yellow Fever
It’s so important to keep vaccinating our children: if we don’t, diseases that have become uncommon in many countries will return.
Vaccines provide better immunity than natural infections, #VaccinesWork!
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And why aren't parents who refuse to vaccinate also subject to charges of child abuse?
These children are being subjected to needless suffering and even future cancers because their parents choose #antivaxxer anti-science rhetoric over actual science in place since 1798.
And extending this liability question, if a son or daughter gets #cancer later due to failure of parents to vaccinate for #HPV, and/or is made sterile due to failure to vaccinate for mumps, can they sue their parents for damages?
An average person with the measles is likely to infect 12 to 18 others in an unvaccinated population. So what starts as an isolated case can rapidly become a full-blown epidemic.
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Amazing to see the level of commitment of #polio workers in #Pakistan.

While most of us take these things for granted, look at what they do to reach children in the most remote areas & give them a polio vaccine.


Inspiring photos of polio workers in Pakistan going literally the extra mile to reach kids living in remote mountainous areas.


صور ملهمة للعاملين في مجال التطعيم ضد شلل الأطفال في #باكستان. يقطعون مسافات طويلة في ظروف مناخية صعبة للوصول إلى الأطفال الذين يعيشون في المناطق الجبلية النائية.


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#Polio Vaccine is being used as a propaganda tool and it is double edged right now. @rupasubramanya has indulged in this earlier and today @savukku joined in and has many gullible people believed. @ttindia is also in the propaganda machinery.
Gather around for this #Thread kids:
@rupasubramanya @savukku @ttindia #Polio vaccine is almost like #Rafale: it is used as a 'two birds with one stone' tactic by the usual suspects- it helps smear Indian government while also being in interest of some overseas money churners. French pharmaceutical giants, here.
@rupasubramanya @savukku @ttindia Two major stories that are playing about #Polio vaccine in India.
1- Indian Govt doesn't have enough vaccines. (@ThePrintIndia published this, utter lie.)
2- Indian Govt doesn't have enough money for vaccine. (@ttindia published this, also utter lie.)
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:…

Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents:…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children:…

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Akhir-akhir ini, cukup banyak penolakan #imunisasi baik oleh orangtua, sekolah hingga pemda ☹️

Padahal, menolak #vaksin sama aja dengan membangkitkan “pembunuh berantai” yg pernah merenggut jutaan nyawa & berpotensi mengulang lagi malapetaka di masa lalu! ☠️

Vaksin adalah larutan yg berisi kuman penyakit (patogen) yg sudah dilemahkan.

Karena patogennya sudah dilumpuhkan, vaksin relatif aman untuk orang sehat dan cukup untuk membuat tubuh bereaksi dan membentuk antibodi yg bersesuaian.
Vaksin merupakan salah satu pencapaian terbesar umat manusia dalam bidang kesehatan.

#Vaksinasi telah menyelamatkan sekitar 6,4 juta nyawa anak-anak dan mencegah 450 juta penyakit di lebih dari 70 negara berkembang selama abad ke-21 saja!
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