At the international @IAS_conference on HIV Science, WHO launched πŸ†• guidelines on #HIV for prevention, treatment, monitoring & service delivery, including important updates & recommendations since 2016.

More in detail πŸ‘‰ #IAS2021
WHO released its first guidelines on hepatitis C virus (#HCV) self-testing, highlighting key recommendations for countries to eliminate HCV as a public health problem by 2030.

More in detail πŸ‘‰ #IAS2021
During the international @IAS_conference on HIV Science, WHO highlighted its πŸ†• guideline on screening & treatment of #CervicalCancer to help countries make progress faster & more equitably.

More in detail πŸ‘‰ #IAS2021
At the @stihiv2021 World Congress, WHO issued updated Guidelines πŸ“’ for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections (#STIs) to help countries improve & update national guidance.

More in detail πŸ‘‰

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21 Jul
πŸ†• study reveals 1.5 million children lost primary caregivers incl. at least 1 parent πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦° or grandparent πŸ§“ to #COVID19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic. Advancing #VaccinEquity through #COVAX is urgently needed to save lives & protect children

The death of a parent or caregiver can have immediate & lifelong harmful consequences for children incl. increased risks of:
πŸ”Έphysical, emotional & sexual violence
πŸ”Έ#MentalHealth problems
πŸ”Έfamily poverty

3 in 4 πŸ§’ suffer physical punishment &/or psychological violence.

1 in 5 πŸ‘© & 1 in 13 πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦° report having been sexually abused in childhood.

Watch some of those survivors' stories & lasting impacts violence has had on their lives

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21 Jul
@DrTedros address to the International @Olympics Committee. #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All…
"More than any other event, the @Olympics have the power to bring the world together, to inspire, to show what is possible. And more than any other event, they command the attention of the world’s people. And that is why I have come"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
@Olympics @DrTedros "I've been invited to the @Olympics Games before, but have never been able to attend. I've come this time – to this global mountaintop – with a message for the πŸŒβ€™s people to hear. In fact, I've come to answer a question"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
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19 Jul
Even after getting vaccinated against #COVID19, keep taking precautions to protect yourself, family and friends.
Take all recommended doses of your #COVID19 vaccine to get the maximum level of protection.

Read more πŸ‘‰
Vaccination πŸ’‰ develops immunity from #COVID19 more effectively than getting infected and sick.

Read more πŸ‘‰
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15 Jul
Due to the #COVID19 pandemic, 2⃣3⃣ million children πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§ missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization services in 2020, increasing by 3.7 million and the highest number since 2009.

More data from WHO & @UNICEF πŸ‘‰
Without high childhood vaccination rates, countries face risks of multiple disease outbreaks. Spread of diseases like #measles, polio or meningitis could be catastrophic for countries already battling #COVID19.

πŸ‘‰ #VaccinesWork
Up to 1⃣7⃣ million children likely did not receive a single vaccine during last year.

Most of these children πŸ‘§πŸ‘¦ live in conflicted-affected communities, slum areas or under-served remote places. πŸ‘‰
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13 Jul
Global hunger, malnutrition & food insecurity have dramatically worsened due to #COVID19.

πŸ†• State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report explains why πŸ‘‰

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#DYK❓ In 2020, millions of children around the world were stunted, wasted and overweight.

Here's what can be done to address this πŸ‘‰ #SOFI2021 Image
3⃣ billion people around the 🌎🌍🌏 couldn't afford a healthy diet in 2019 and #COVID19 likely made this worse.

Countries must act now to get back on track to achieve nutrition-related @GlobalGoalsUN πŸ‘‰ Image
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12 Jul
Today starts #WorldMaskWeek!
Here are some tips on how to make your own fabric mask 😷
Here is an explainer about the three layers a fabric mask should have to protect you from #COVID19 πŸ‘‡

😷 How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely: Do’s

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