LIVE on #WorldHealthDay with @DrTedros: An urgent call to work together to tackle health inequities…
"#HealthEquity is the theme of #WorldHealthDay this year. This is one of the core challenges our time, which is why we are launching a campaign to build a fairer and healthier world"-@DrTedros

"Inequity is a not new problem, of course, but the #COVID19 pandemic has brought it into sharp focus. More than 2,850,000 of our sisters and brothers have lost their lives – and we have lost them"-@DrTedros #WorldHealthDay

"The hard truth is that some of those people died because they couldn't get the care they needed, because of where they live or who they are or how much they earn. The #COVID19 pandemic is exacerbating inequalities"-@DrTedros #WorldHealthDay
"#COVID19 pushed an estimated 120M people into extreme poverty last year.
Gender inequalities have significantly increased, with more women than men leaving the labour force.
As we speak, rich countries are vaccinating their populations while the 🌍’s poor watch & wait"-@DrTedros
"Health inequalities are not just unfair, they make the 🌍 less safe and less sustainable"-@DrTedros

#WorldHealthDay #HealthEquity

"So, as countries respond, recover and rebuild, it’s vital for all governments to invest in better health and social services and remove the barriers that prevent so many people from using them – so more people have the chance to live healthy lives"-@DrTedros #WorldHealthDay
"This #WorldHealthDay, here are 5⃣ things we call on all governments to do to address the inequalities that cause so much suffering every year:

1⃣ commit to equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines, tests, treatments & services, within & between countries"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity
"2⃣ strengthen health information systems & invest in better data to shine a light on inequalities, & who is being left behind

3⃣ protect & prioritize health in budgets, including in stimulus spending & for longer term recovery plans"-@DrTedros

#WorldHealthDay #HealthEquity
"4⃣ deliver equitable access to services and infrastructure to ensure safe, healthy and inclusive neighbourhoods in both urban and rural areas;

5⃣ strengthen primary health care as the foundation of universal health coverage"-@DrTedros

#WorldHealthDay #HealthEquity
"This #WorldHealthDay, we are calling on all people to raise your voice and for a fairer, healthier world"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity

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7 Apr
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Based on current information, a causal relationship between the vaccine and the occurrence of blood clots with low platelets is considered plausible but is not confirmed
It is important to note that whilst concerning, the events under assessment are very rare, with low numbers reported among the almost 200 million individuals who have received the AstraZeneca #COVID19 vaccine around the world
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On #WorldHealthDay, let's build a fairer, healthier 🌎🌍🌏

#COVID19 highlighted how some 👱🙎🏽‍♀️ live healthier lives & have better access to health services than others, due to their living conditions.

It's time for #HealthEquity to reach #HealthForAll!

It's #WorldHealthDay

To achieve #HealthForAll, everyone needs access, without discrimination, to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

We can and must build a fairer, healthier 🌎🌍🌏 for everyone, everywhere.

#COVID19 shows that #HealthEquity is more urgent than ever. It’s laid bare inequities in access and coverage of health services, mortality and socio-economic impacts.

On #WorldHealthDay, let's make the 🌎🌍🌏 fairer and #HealthForAll a reality!

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"Tomorrow is #WorldHealthDay.
#COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity
"In the year ahead, the 🌍 needs to make 5⃣ vital changes:
1⃣ we need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries"-@DrTedros

#ACTogether #HealthEquity
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No one should be left on the sidelines in the race against the #COVID19 pandemic.

On International #SportDay, we’re calling on everyone to support #VaccinEquity:

#OnlyTogether will we end the pandemic and play 🤼 and cheer 💃 again.
Sport brings us together, no matter where you are from. On International #SportDay, let's team up to end the #COVID19 pandemic faster by:
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😷 wearing a mask
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🤸‍♂️Try exercise classes online
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🎮 Play active video games
🤾‍♂️ Try skipping rope
💪 Do some muscle strength and balance training
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Today is World #Autism Awareness Day

Here are some tips for caregivers of children with developmental disabilities.
1⃣ Engage with your child in play and everyday activities
Here are some tips for caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, such as #autism
2⃣ Use everyday activities to create opportunities for communication
Here are some tips for caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, such as #autism
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"This week, more than 25 leaders from the @g20org, @G7 and from every region, united behind the idea of a #PandemicTreaty"-@DrTedros

"There’s an acknowledgement and humility from those leaders that collectively the world was not prepared for the first coronavirus pandemic ever seen and that going forward we must collectively do better in future outbreaks"-@DrTedros #PandemicTreaty
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