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May 20 8 tweets 6 min read
#Monkeypox has so far been reported from 11 countries that normally don't have the disease. WHO is working with these countries & others to expand surveillance, and provide guidance.
There are about 80 confirmed cases, and 50 pending investigations. More likely to be reported. These #monkeypox cases are from non-endemic countries.
WHO continues to receive updates on the status of ongoing outbreaks in endemic countries through established surveillance mechanisms bit.ly/3ls48Jp
May 20 4 tweets 3 min read
🆕 The latest World Health Statistics report contains a clear message. While people are living longer and healthier lives, the widespread impact of #COVID19 threatens to undo the hard-won progress.

Read the full report here 👇
bit.ly/3wvRXkS The report shows that:

1⃣ Life expectancy at birth increased from 66.8 years in 2000 to 73.3 years in 2019

2⃣ Healthy life expectancy also increased by more than 5 years.

bit.ly/3wvRXkS
May 19 4 tweets 3 min read
There are more than 2⃣8⃣0⃣ million migrants worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

A healthier, fairer, and safer world means everyone, no matter the migration status, has access to basic services, including health services.

Let's ensure #HealthForAll because:
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT Access to information, prevention and appropriate care, including diagnostics, treatment and vaccines, is essential to protect and promote the health of migrants, and fulfil their needs.

#Migration2022

👉 bit.ly/3MfAAua How can migrants be better protected?
May 17 7 tweets 5 min read
The 🆕 WHO Results Report is out!

Learn how we responded to health challenges & emergencies around the world 🌍🌎🌏 in 2020-2021.

👉bit.ly/ResultsReport2… Image +People living w/ better health & well-being
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >900M

+People better protected from emergencies
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >920M

+People benefiting from Universal Health Coverage
▓▓▓░░░░░░░ >270M

Our goal is to achieve 1⃣ billion people/target by 2023.
May 17 31 tweets 37 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "Over the last week, #COVID19 cases have risen in four out of the six WHO regions. Due to testing and sequencing reducing in many countries, it is increasingly difficult to know where the virus is and how it’s mutating"-@DrTedros
May 17 6 tweets 6 min read
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT),

👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍❤️‍👩👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏿👨‍👨‍👦👨🏽‍🦽🙋🏾‍♂️

WHO celebrates the right of EVERYONE to live a healthy, dignified life & celebrates diversity in people’s sexual orientation & gender identity. What is the difference between

🔸Sexual orientation
🔸Gender identity
🔸Gender expression ❓

Learn more & find out how these could impact a person's health 👉bit.ly/3w9jyZ5 #IDAHOBIT

📸 @UNAIDS
May 16 6 tweets 4 min read
More than 2.5 billion people - or 1 in 3 people - need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition: New WHO & @UNICEF report bit.ly/3Ngnf54 Almost one billion children & adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology are denied access, particularly in low- & middle-income countries, where access can be as low as 3% of the need for these life-changing products bit.ly/3Ngnf54 A purple coloured slide wit...
May 5 4 tweets 4 min read
The total number of deaths associated with #COVID19 worldwide from 2020-2021 may be closer to 14.9 million: New estimates by WHO & @UNDESA.

That’s 9.5 million more deaths than reported bit.ly/38SJIpM #HealthData Excess mortality is calculated as the difference between the number of deaths that have occurred & the number that would be expected in the absence of the #COVID19 pandemic bit.ly/3yh0D06 #HealthData
May 5 18 tweets 16 min read
LIVE: @DrTedros' address at the High-Level International Donors’ Conference for #Ukraine twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "It’s often said that the 1st casualty of war is truth. The same saying could apply to health. The disruption of health services across #Ukraine has been catastrophic, compounded by displacement & millions of people remain trapped in conflict areas, unable to move"-@DrTedros
May 5 4 tweets 3 min read
It's the International Day of the #Midwife!

Midwives do not just attend births.
They also provide antenatal & postnatal care & a range of sexual & reproductive health services, incl. family planning, detecting & treating sexually transmitted infections bit.ly/2SdGnHq There is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the shortage.
The largest shortages are in South East Asia and Africa bit.ly/3821bMs
May 4 6 tweets 4 min read
Today is World #HandHygiene Day! 🙌

Cleaning your hands correctly can help save lives bit.ly/3L1UZCn Lack of #HandHygiene is one of the main causes of avoidable infection & associated deaths in health care - healthcare workers need to clean their hands at the right times bit.ly/3L1UZCn
May 4 36 tweets 20 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… "Globally, reported cases and deaths from #COVID19 are continuing to decline, with reported weekly deaths at their lowest since March 2020.
But these trends, while welcome, don’t tell the full story."-@DrTedros
May 3 4 tweets 3 min read
Access to safe #abortion protects the health and promotes the human rights of women and girls bit.ly/3kA2Z1P Image #Abortion is a stigmatized health issue.
Barriers to timely, affordable and safe services can lead to unsafe abortion, which disproportionately affects the poorest and most marginalized bit.ly/3kA2Z1P Image
Apr 26 4 tweets 3 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… @DrTedros "WHO released an update about cases of acute #hepatitis of unknown origin among children. So far, at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis have been reported from 11 countries in Europe and in the 🇺🇸, in children aged from 1 month - 16 years"-@DrTedros bit.ly/3vgHsRQ
Apr 26 4 tweets 3 min read
LIVE: Launch of the Investment Case to #EndPolio with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… Some 2⃣0⃣ million people are walking today who would have been paralyzed if not for the polio programme’s efforts to deliver 💉 vaccines to children around the world. BUT there is still work to be done. Now is the time to #EndPolio and avoid reversing the progress we’ve made.
Apr 26 8 tweets 5 min read
WHO is scaling up its response to the health crisis in the Sahel, where more than 33 million people across 🇧🇫, 🇨🇲, 🇹🇩, 🇲🇱, 🇳🇪, 🇳🇬 need life-saving aid bit.ly/31vWqUc The #Sahel region has some of the worst health indicators in the world.
On average, people in the region - live 20 years shorter than in Switzerland.
Maternal mortality is 100 times higher.
This is unacceptable bit.ly/31vWqUc
Apr 24 8 tweets 7 min read
Today is #WorldMalariaDay.

#DYK: we can prevent and cure #Malaria?
Learn about the symptoms so you know when to get help from a healthcare professional bit.ly/3rF1djY #Malaria is transmitted through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes🦟
In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria bit.ly/3rF1djY
Apr 24 9 tweets 7 min read
It’s #WorldImmunizationWeek!

If you could see viruses you would know that they are all around. Vaccines provide opportunity and hope for all of us to enjoy ​a more fulfilling life. ​That's something we should all be fighting for.​ Vaccines, in the pursuit of a #LongLifeForAll. This #WorldImmunizationWeek, let's celebrate life’s relatable moments that make us happy to be alive.
Dinner with friends.
A first kiss.
A first dance.
An early start to the day.
A family reunited.

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Apr 23 9 tweets 4 min read
#WorldImmunizationWeek starts today. Play this quiz and test your knowledge about vaccines 👇

Q1: For which virus was the first vaccine successfully created?

#LongLifeForAll Q2: When was the first vaccine successfully administered?

#LongLifeForAll
Apr 19 7 tweets 5 min read
LIVE: Groundbreaking ceremony for the WHO Global Traditional Medicine Centre with @DrTedros and Prime Minister @narendramodi twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… “The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine will help to harness the power of science to strengthen the evidence base for traditional medicine; …and help ensure that everyone has access to safe and effective treatment. This is an essential part of WHO’s mission”-@DrTedros
Apr 14 8 tweets 7 min read
It's #WorldChagasDiseaseDay

Finding & reporting every case is 🔑 to defeating #ChagasDisease - a potentially life-threatening illness, transmitted through contact with the faeces or urine of a triatomine bug found mainly in Latin America.

👉 bit.ly/3LOfH8N Image About 6 to 7 million people are infected with #ChagasDisease, causing 10 000 deaths yearly. Most infections occur in Latin America but the disease is increasingly detected in other parts of the 🌐, with 75 million at risk of infection

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