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Countries need real-time mortality data for an effective #COVID19 response.

WHO together with @VitalStrat & @AfricaCDC released a new technical package on rapid mortality surveillance

The document provided practical guidance on implementing rapid mortality surveillance and measuring excess mortality in the context of #COVID19 pandemic. Big focus on implementation in low-resource settings


Timely data is vital to understand the true scale of the #COVID19 pandemic.
Rapid mortality surveillance is an important tool to capture mortality from all causes in all settings.


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The new WHO #WorldHealthData Platform is a gateway for Member States, partners and the public to access health data sets, resources and standards
Looking for a one-stop-shop for WHO data?
The new #WorldHealthData Platform consolidates official statistics, the 13th WHO General Programme of Work 2019-2023 indicator data, #COVID19 updates, health equity monitoring and more
Are we making progress towards the @GlobalGoalsUN?
The WHO 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023 Methods for Impact Measurement report is a toolkit for countries to calculate progress towards the Triple Billion targets.

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"Yesterday was #InternationalNursesDay and a moment to celebrate those critical frontline health workers saving the lives of people with #COVID19, #Ebola and many other diseases"-@DrTedros

"As the world celebrated nurses, I was shocked and appalled to hear of the attack on an @MSF hospital in #Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of nurses, mothers and babies"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
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New 2020 World Health Statistics πŸ“Š - an annual check-up on the πŸŒβ€™s health - published today:
People are living longer and healthier lives but #COVID19 threatens to throw progress off track


#WorldHealthData πŸ“Š: life expectancy has increased.
Biggest gains in low-income countries where it ↗️ 21% (11 yrs) between 2000 & 2016 due to:
βš•οΈImproved access to health services to prevent & treat HIV, malaria & TB
🀱🏻Better maternal & child healthcare

#WorldHealthData πŸ“Š: All over the world, the #COVID19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals.

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