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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines #Egypt🇪🇬 is defying worrying global trends relating to #Hepatitis C — with 57 million people screened and 1 million treated between October 2018 and April 2019
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt More women and children are surviving childbirth than ever before thanks to improved access to affordable, quality health services
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt Diabetics in low and middle-income countries will soon have better and more affordable access to treatment thanks to the launch of a WHO pilot programme to prequalify insulin #WHOPrequalification
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt The fight against #polio has achieved a major milestone with the eradication of the second of three strains of wild poliovirus worldwide #EndPolio

@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt Although #malaria still kills over 400,000 people each year, pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa are better protected.
#Algeria and #Argentina are officially declared malaria-free, and the world’s first malaria vaccine is being piloted in #Ghana, #Kenya & #Malawi
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt The @FAO, @OIEAnimalHealth and WHO have launched a dedicated funding vehicle to accelerate global action against #AntimicrobialResistance, the AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt @FAO @OIEAnimalHealth WHO prequalified an #Ebola vaccine in record time, and landmark advances were made in care and treatment

@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt @FAO @OIEAnimalHealth @OMSRDCONGO WHO supported vaccination campaigns for children across #DRC as the country battled the world’s most severe #measles outbreak
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt @FAO @OIEAnimalHealth @OMSRDCONGO WHO investigated 440 events and responded to 51 emergencies in 40 countries and territories in 2019 — including the Rohingya crisis, cyclone Idai in #Mozambique, and conflict and disease outbreaks in #Yemen, #Syria, #Nigeria and #SouthSudan
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOPhilippines @WHOEgypt @FAO @OIEAnimalHealth @OMSRDCONGO WHO responded to floods in #Iran and an earthquake in #Albania, as well as supporting #Sudan in responding to six different outbreaks, including yellow fever.
The number of males using tobacco is beginning to decline 📉 worldwide for the first time.
WHO projects that there will be 5 million fewer male tobacco users globally by 2025

The international food and beverage industry has committed to align with the WHO target to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from the global food supply by 2023


The UN Climate Conference #COP25 marked 5 key actions to tackle the health risks of #climatechange.
More than 50 countries and 80 cities signed up to WHO’s Air Quality Guidelines through the Clean Air Initiative
Healthcare providers and policymakers can now refer to new WHO guidelines on adopting a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of #dementia
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