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Measles thread for the Pacific
#Australia, #NewZealand, #Samoa, #Fiji, #Tonga 👇
🔴 #Measles in #Australia, recent history to 29NOV2019
⭕ 2019 is the 2nd biggest year of cases in the past 19 years
⭕most recent cases have been in Queensland (QLD; today), New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC)
Source: NNDSS www9.health.gov.au/cda/source/cda
#Measles cases in #Australia, 2019, according to national data: 🔴 246 (+9 since 20NOV2019)
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“Unless we address noncommunicable diseases with the urgency of an outbreak, the NCDs epidemic will take a toll for decades to come. I commend #Tonga for their efforts to #BeatNCDs by increasing taxes on tobacco, alcohol, sugary drinks & other harmful foods"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"I commend you for strengthening services for those who suffer, both at the hospital and at the health centers. We need to collaborate with other governments and communities who face the same challenges to #BeatNCDs"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"WHO is starting to provide support to the Government of #Tonga on two projects targeting children: one on ending childhood obesity and the other on health-promoting schools. It’s vital that we teach our children healthy habits when they are young"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
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🇨🇳 EE.UU ha acusado a #China de utilizar su poderío militar y económico -mediante la iniciativa One Belt One Road- para ejercer su influencia en países menos desarrollados.

Aunque lo niegue, China está aprovechando su poder para su beneficio geoestratégico.

⬇️ Abro hilo ⬇️
🇹🇴 #Tonga es el último país en unirse a la iniciativa OBOR a cambio de aumentar 5 años el plazo para devolver los préstamos concedidos por China.

Nukualofa debe a Pekín 115 millones de dólares, lo que equivale a casi un tercio del Producto Interior Bruto anual.
🇱🇰 #SriLanka tuvo que arrendar a 'China Merchants Port Holdings' el 70% del puerto de Hambantota por un periodo de 99 años a cambio de 1.100 millones de dólares.

Colombo se vio obligado a realizar esta concesión debido a la enorme deuda externa contraída con Pekín desde 2007.
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