It doesn’t matter how you move or how fit you are. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, Every Move Counts. #BeActive!
From preventing diseases to boosting mental wellbeing, WHO recommends adults do
🕒 at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity; or
🕒 at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity
As the world faces an upsurge in #cholera, the Global Task Force for Cholera Control appeals to countries and the international community to take concrete action bit.ly/3JXnmne
💧 Safe drinking water
💧 Sanitation and hygiene
are the only long-term and sustainable solutions to ending this #cholera emergency and preventing future ones bit.ly/3JXnmne
Mar 22 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
The @eu_echo & WHO are empowering health workers across 16 African countries.
Over 2 billion people around the world use a drinking water source💧 that is contaminated with faeces 💩.
Countries must ensure that everyone has the right to safe drinking water & adequate sanitation. 🔗bit.ly/3Z8HgA3
Almost half of the world’s population use sanitation services 🚽 that leave human waste 💩 untreated.
LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedrostwitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
"Last Saturday, the 11th of March, marked three years since WHO first described the global outbreak of #COVID19 as a pandemic.
That was a significant moment that caught the world’s attention."-@DrTedros
Mar 15 • 7 tweets • 7 min read
Noncommunicable diseases cause 74% of all global deaths.
It's time for a change! 💪 Cities worldwide 🌐 are taking action to reduce deaths from to heart disease, cancers, diabetes, respiratory disease & injury. Swipe to see some inspiring transformations! #Cities4Health
Athens, #Greece 🇬🇷 has increased access to life-saving drugs to help prevent overdose through community-based organizations & healthcare professionals.
𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱. 💚
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. 💚
If you have #depression:
🧡 talk to someone you trust about how you feel
🧡 seek professional help
🧡 try to keep up with activities that you normally enjoy
Mar 9 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Eating too much salt is one of the top risk factors for heart disease, stroke, and death.
WHO’s first global report on sodium intake reduction shows only 5% of WHO Member States are protected by mandatory and comprehensive sodium reduction policies👉bit.ly/3l0h24K
If countries implement cost-effective sodium reduction policies nearly 7 million lives could be saved globally by 2030. bit.ly/3l0h24K
▶ Evidence is growing about the link between untreated #HIV and more severe #mpox symptoms highlighting the importance of ensuring that
for both #HIV and #mpox reach all people in need – a 🧵👇 bit.ly/3mvOwbD
Worse #mpox symptoms have been reported in people who are severely immunosuppressed. This group includes some people who do not know they are living with #HIV and who are not benefitting from antiretroviral treatment. bit.ly/3mvOwbD
#Obesity is a disease impacting most body systems.
🔸 the heart
🔸 the liver
🔸 the kidneys
🔸 the joints
🔸 the reproductive system
Overweight & #obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including:
🚨 type 2 #diabetes
🚨 cardiovascular diseases
🚨 mental health issues
LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedrostwitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…@DrTedros "Yesterday I returned from my visit to #Türkiye and #Syria. I was deeply shocked and saddened by the devastation and suffering I saw and heard. In the Hatay province, 🇹🇷, almost every building has either collapsed, or is leaning dangerously"-@DrTedros
The 12-year conflict in #Syria caused enormous damage to the health system. The earthquakes stretched it further. Today @DrTedros entered north-west Syria and met health workers and communities to address their health needs. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Since the earthquakes hit, WHO doubled its share of the medical supplies delivered to northwest #Syria. @DrTedros committed to further scaling up health assistance to Syrians across the country. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Feb 27 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
The Global Scales ⚖️ for #EarlyDevelopment is an innovation that monitors, measures, and evaluates early childhood development 👶 globally.
Ensuring all children can reach their full potential 🌟
The quality of a 👶🏽 child’s early experiences has an incredible impact on how their 🧠 brain develops -influencing lifelong learning, health and behaviour.
Governments hold first detailed discussions on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) bit.ly/3Iy8jys
The International Health Regulations (2005) set out agreed approaches and obligations for countries to prepare for & respond to disease outbreaks and other acute public health risk bit.ly/3Iy8jys
Feb 23 • 7 tweets • 6 min read
Every 2 minutes, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth:
🆕 UN report
Most of these deaths are preventable with the right care, at the right time bit.ly/3lLG4UZ
The report reveals concerning setbacks for women’s health, as maternal death rates either increased or stagnated in nearly all regions of the world.
While there was progress in reducing maternal deaths between 2000 & 2015, gains largely stalled, or even reversed, after this point