"More cases of #COVID19 have been reported in the past 4 weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic.

Across Europe and North America, hospitals and intensive care Units units are filling up or full"-@DrTedros
"This week there has been more good news from vaccine trials, which continues to give us hope of ending the #COVID19 pandemic. At the same time, we must continue to use the tools we have to interrupt the chains of transmission and save lives now"-@DrTedros
"The #COVID19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the intimate relationship between humans, animals and the planet we share.

We cannot protect and promote human health without paying attention to the health of animals and the health of our environment"-@DrTedros
"That is nowhere more true than in the case of #antimicrobialresistance – one of the greatest health threats of our time"-@DrTedros #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek

#AntimicrobialResistance may not seem as urgent as a pandemic, but it is just as dangerous.

It threatens to unwind a century of medical progress and leave us defenceless against infections that today can be treated easily"-@DrTedros #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek
"Although antibiotics are a key focus, antimicrobial resistance also includes resistance to medicines for HIV, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and more"-@DrTedros #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek
"Wednesday marked the start of #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek, an annual opportunity to raise awareness of #antimicrobialresistance & encourage best practices among the general public, 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ & policy makers to slow the development & spread of drug-resistant infections"-@DrTedros
"The slogan for 2020 is "Antimicrobials: handle with care"."-@DrTedros #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek

"For years, WHO has been working with the @FAO, and the @OIEAnimalHealth, to address #antimicrobialresistance and other health issues that arise from the interaction between humans and animals with a “One Health” approach"-@DrTedros #WorldAntimicrobialAwarenessWeek
"Our 3 organizations conduct regular surveys to monitor country progress on #antimicrobialresistance. Our latest report shows that almost 90% of countries have national action plans for antimicrobial resistance, but only 20% have identified funding for implementation"-@DrTedros
"To help address that gap, together we have established a trust fund to support low- and middle-income countries to develop a truly One Health approach to addressing #antimicrobialresistance"-@DrTedros
"Thanks to the governments of the 🇳🇱, 🇸🇪 & 🇬🇧, to date we have raised $13M, which will provide the first round of support to eleven countries. Just this week we have launched the implementation in 🇮🇩. Additional funds will be required for the next round of investment"-@DrTedros
"Today the tripartite is launching a new report that examines the international instruments that govern the use of antimicrobials – and identifies gaps in regulations for use of antimicrobials in humans, animals and plants"-@DrTedros bit.ly/3kLPhGN
"Together, our three organizations will work to address these gaps and generate more global coherence in the use of antimicrobials.

One of the most important ways to do that is through increased political commitment at the highest levels of government"-@DrTedros
"That’s why today we are launching the One Health Global Leaders Group, which will bring together prominent leaders from government, the private sector and civil society organizations, to advocate for urgent action to combat the threat of #antimicrobialresistance"-@DrTedros
"The Group will be co-chaired by Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of #Bangladesh, and Her Excellency @miaamormottley, Prime Minister of #Barbados.

"The Group will bring together key stakeholders in agriculture, health, development, food & feed production & other relevant areas to maintain urgency, public support, political momentum & visibility of the #antimicrobialresistance challenge"-@DrTedros
"Today is #WorldChildrensDay. As our colleagues at @UNICEF say, it’s a day to reimagine a better future for every child.

Although children are less at risk from severe #COVID19 disease, children have suffered from the pandemic in many ways"-@DrTedros
"Our response to the pandemic, & the way we recover from it, will shape the 🌍 our children grow up in. That makes it even more important to fight #COVID19with every tool at our disposal – to save lives now & give our children a better future"-@DrTedros #WorldChildrensDay
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🆕WHO has made a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir in hospitalized #COVID19 patients, as there is currently no evidence that remdesivir improves survival or reduces need for ventilation in these patients.

A conditional recommendation is issued when the evidence around the benefits and risks of an intervention is less certain. In this case, there is a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir for #COVID19 at present.

This does not rule out an intervention’s benefit, instead, it means that there isn’t enough evidence to support the use of remdesivir for #COVID19.

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No country is adequately protecting children’s
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On #WorldChildrensDay and every day, we must build a future fit for children.


Risks to a child’s health are all around us, from

🔴 A rapidly changing climate
🔴 Polluted air
🔴 Harmful marketing
🔴 Displacement
🔴 Conflict
🔴 Inequality

Every child deserves a healthy life 👉bit.ly/3lMuC6D

#HealthForAll #WorldChildrensDay
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A healthy child needs a clean & healthy planet to live in.


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Sanitation is a human right to which everyone is entitled.

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The ↗️ of #AntimicrobialResistance is a 🌐 threat.
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of any age,
in any country.

Proper use of all medicines 💊 is 🔑 to #StopDrugResistance

Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials!
Overuse & misuse of medicines are the leading causes of #AntimicrobialResistance. Without effective #antibiotics 💊 & other antimicrobials, we will lose our ability to treat common infections like pneumonia.

Let's unite to preserve antimicrobials!

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The rise of #AntimicrobialResistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability & death.

The future of our medicines 💊 depends on all of us.
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✅Combine public health & 👩-centered care
✅Engage 👩in advocating for their care
✅Provide choice
✅Improve access to HPV vaccination & #CervicalCancer screening & treatment
✅Integrate services for #HIV & cervical #cancer
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