Today is International #DayOfTheGirl!

All around the world, girls are taking charge - from #ClimateChange movements to #digitalhealth solutions.

Let’s listen to girls and follow their leadership as we reimagine an equal world for everyone.
On International #DayOfTheGirl,
we're celebrating the importance, power, and potential of girls around the world. Join a conversation across the generations:
Progress has been made in the last two decades to ensure every girl is able to grow and develop in good health, but there is much still to do.

On #DayoftheGirl and
every day, WHO makes the health and wellbeing of girls a priority:
Girls everywhere are changing the world.

On #DayoftheGirl let's work to fulfill the WHO-@UNICEF-@TheLancet Commission's call to meaningfully engage children and youth in decision making and policies that affect their health and their futures:

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More from @WHO

12 Oct
"Around the world, we’re now seeing an increase in the number of reported cases of #COVID19, especially in Europe and the Americas.

Each of the last four days has been the highest number of cases reported so far"-@DrTedros
"Many cities & countries are also reporting an increase in hospitalizations & intensive care bed occupancy.

At the same time, we must remember that this is an uneven pandemic.

Countries have responded differently, & countries have been affected differently"-@DrTedros #COVID19
Read 29 tweets
12 Oct
"I offer:
-my deep condolences to all Member States of the Eastern Mediterranean for the loss of life you have suffered during the #COVID19 pandemic
-my deep thanks & admiration to your #healthworkers, who have put themselves in harm’s way in the service of others"-@DrTedros
"And I offer my commitment that WHO will continue to work with you and support you to end the #COVID19 pandemic and build back better"-@DrTedros
Read 15 tweets
10 Oct
"Looking after your physical health, from staying fit to eating a healthy and regular diet, helps your #MentalHealth"

-@Alissonbecker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Promotion

"And while #COVID19 is keeping us apart, there are many ways to stay connected with our family and friends.
Showing you care by phone and video goes a long way to put fears at ease."

@DrNataliaBecker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador

Read 35 tweets
9 Oct
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay!

-Close to 1 billion people have a mental disorder
-Depression is a leading cause of illness & disability
-1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide
-3 million people die every year due to harmful use of 🍻

#MoveForMentalHealth: Let's invest!
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay! DYK:

-Few people around the world have access to quality #mentalhealth care

-Stigma, discrimination & human rights abuses of people with mental health conditions remain widespread

We must #MoveForMentalHealth! Let's invest!
Poor #mentalhealth is the leading cause of disability in young people, and accounts for a large proportion of disease during adolescence.

#Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds.

Let's #MoveForMentalHealth! Let's invest!
Read 17 tweets
9 Oct
"I’d like to congratulate the @WFP on being awarded the @NobelPrize for Peace today.

Every day, WFP does incredible work in many countries.

We’re delighted for our friends and colleagues at WFP, and for the entire @UN family. Congratulations to WFP and the UN"-@DrTedros
"Vaccines are one of the most powerful inventions in human history.

#Smallpox has been eradicated and #polio is on the brink, thanks to vaccines"-@DrTedros
Read 35 tweets
8 Oct
Live with @DrTedros from Ministerial Meeting on #HealthForAll. #UNGA…
"One year ago, the nations of the world came together in solidarity to endorse the #UNGA Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage"-@DrTedros #HealthForAll

"The day before that landmark event, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board launched its first report, warning that the world was unprepared for the next pandemic, and that it was only a matter of when, not if the next pandemic struck"-@DrTedros #UNGA

Read 8 tweets

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