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@DrTedros "I want to congratulate & thank you for the great progress made this week moving forward debates, decisions & resolutions.
There was major progress on key issues incl. Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Global Vaccine Action Plan, cervical cancer, and food safety"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "Thank you in particular for bringing your work on Preparedness to a positive conclusion, which sends an important message to the world at this critical moment"-@DrTedros #Eb146
@DrTedros "Preparedness is very much at the top of all our minds this week, as WHO staff and partners work with countries to respond to the #2019nCoV outbreak. Our late friend and colleague Pete Salama would have been proud"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "We have kept you & the 🌍, updated on the #2019nCoV outbreak throughout the #EB146 & will continue to provide regular updates & technical guidance.
Solidarity, collaboration, transparency & prompt sharing of data & accurate advice are key to defeating the virus"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "WHO’s Emergencies Division is dealing with 216 ongoing events as we speak.

But there’s good news on another public health emergency.

In #DRC, there have been three cases of #Ebola since the start of February"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "I want to commend the government of #DRC for their leadership, the #healthworkers on the frontlines who are helping keep the world safe, as well as the investment into science that led to vaccines and therapeutics, and to all partners"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "This is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the theme of our #WHA73 and a major theme of our activities this year"-@DrTedros #SupportNursesAndMidwives #EB146
@DrTedros "It is also the kickoff to the Decade of Aging where we will bring key stakeholders together to improve the lives of older people, their families and the communities in which they live"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros "I would like to take a moment to convey my deep appreciation to the Chair, Dr. Nakatani, for his invaluable support and the leadership he has provided in advancing the work of the Board"-@DrTedros #EB146
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