4⃣ steps to stay fit to beat #COVID19:
🍊 eat a healthy diet
🚭 #notobacco
🏃‍♀️ be physically active
🍺 stop harmful use of alcohol Image
Obesity could make you 7⃣ times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

Make sure you eat a healthy diet 🥕 & get enough physical activity 🚵‍♂️ to keep healthy & #beatNCDs Image
Here is another good reason for saying #NoTobacco 🚭:
Smokers are 1.5 times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

It's time to quit 🚬 to stay healthy & #BeatNCDs! Image
#BeatNCDs & give your body a fighting chance against infections like #COVID19 by limiting or avoiding alcohol 🍺🍷🥃🍸 intake. Image
There is a higher risk of severe #COVID19 for people living with:
🔸High blood pressure
🔸Asthma and other respiratory diseases
🔸Heart disease Image
These 4⃣ could put you at higher risk for #COVID19:

🚬 smoking
🥃 drinking alcohol
🍟 eating an unhealthy diet
🛋️ not exercising

Make smart lifestyle choices to stay healthy & #BeatNCDs Image

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Learn about the #WHOYouthCouncil 🧵

👉WHO hosted an inaugural meeting of the WHO Youth Council from 27 to 30 January in Geneva.

The council is made up of representatives from 22 diverse youth organizations from health and non-health backgrounds.

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See their statement:
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Chagas disease
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& other neglected tropical diseases affect 1 BILLION people 🌍!

Neglected tropical diseases are:
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2️⃣ Found in 🌍's poorest regions
3️⃣ Caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi & toxins
4️⃣ Associated with stigma & social exclusion
5️⃣ 47 countries eliminated at least 1 of these diseases
It's World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day!
🔺River blindness
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are treatable & preventable when detected early! Delay in seeking treatment & care can result in life-long disability & death.
Let's #BeatNTDs!
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Excessive exposure to radiation can damage living tissues and organs, governments need to be prepared with treatments available for those in need, fast.
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