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Mar 29 22 tweets 38 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros… "In #EquatorialGuinea, WHO is on the ground with partners, supporting the Ministry of Health to respond to the #Marburg outbreak. We have deployed teams to assist with case finding, clinical care, logistics, and community engagement"-@DrTedros
Mar 29 5 tweets 3 min read

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

throughout the week. #BeActive!
Mar 23 33 tweets 41 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros… "On Tuesday, #Tanzania confirmed its first known cases of #Marburg virus disease. So far, 8 cases have been confirmed, including 5 deaths. More than 160 contacts have been identified and are being monitored"-@DrTedros
Mar 22 4 tweets 3 min read
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 💧 Safe drinking water
💧 Sanitation and hygiene
are the only long-term and sustainable solutions to ending this #cholera emergency and preventing future ones
Mar 22 6 tweets 6 min read
The @eu_echo & WHO are empowering health workers across 16 African countries.

🎯Goal: To increase #COVID19 vaccination coverage.

🧵on how health workers are reaching vulnerable populations and working with community leaders to ensure #HealthForAll.

🔗 A man is sitting on a plastic chair in the open under a tree In times of crisis, leadership matters.

Bornalia Kuajo Peter, a community leader in #SouthSudan 🇸🇸, decided to take his #COVID19 vaccination in public.

To dispel fear and demonstrate that vaccines are safe.


🔗 Community workers are seen providing information about COVID
Mar 22 6 tweets 5 min read
Today is #WorldWaterDay!

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. 🔗 Almost half of the world’s population use sanitation services 🚽 that leave human waste 💩 untreated.

Having good sanitation helps keep people healthy and protects the environment.🔗 #WorldWaterDay
Mar 17 29 tweets 16 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros… "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. Image
Mar 11 4 tweets 3 min read
If you think that you have #depression, remember:

𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱. 💚
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. 💚 Illustration of two hands reaching out to each other, one is 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 Cartoonish illustration of two speech bubbles on a red backg
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👉 Guess what❓

If countries implement cost-effective sodium reduction policies nearly 7 million lives could be saved globally by 2030.
Mar 8 5 tweets 4 min read
Today is #InternationalWomensDay

Health technologies and digital health services are powerful tools that enable women and girls to make informed decisions about their health needs

#HealthForAll Women living in rural areas face many barriers to health services including transportation and social and economic factors.

Equitable access to health services, including e-health services, is critical for women and girls living in rural areas.

Mar 7 6 tweets 6 min read
▶ Evidence is growing about the link between untreated #HIV and more severe #mpox symptoms highlighting the importance of ensuring that
✅prevention and
✅treatment services
for both #HIV and #mpox reach all people in need – a 🧵👇 Dr Francisco Silva is a general practitioner who also works 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. The MPOWER Programme at HIV Ireland works with members of th
Mar 4 5 tweets 4 min read
Today is #WorldObesityDay!

#Obesity is a disease impacting most body systems.

It affects:
🔸 the heart
🔸 the liver
🔸 the kidneys
🔸 the joints
🔸 the reproductive system

More info:
👉 "OBESITY AFFECTS THE BODY  OBESITY AFFECTS THE HEART OB Overweight & #obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including:
🚨 type 2 #diabetes
🚨 cardiovascular diseases
🚨 cancer
🚨 hypertension
🚨 stroke
🚨 mental health issues


Mar 3 37 tweets 41 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros… @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
Mar 3 10 tweets 7 min read
Today is #WorldHearingDay

Keep your ears 👂 healthy and prevent common ear problems and protect yourself from hearing loss. 🔗 Hearing loss may result from:

◽️ genetic causes
◽️ complications at birth
◽️ some infectious diseases
◽️ chronic ear infections
◽️ the use of particular drugs
◽️ exposure to excessive noise
◽️ ageing

Know more 👉 #WorldHearingDay
Mar 1 5 tweets 6 min read
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.… 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.…
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 🌟
📌 Illustration of a young girl that is playing with a toy card The quality of a 👶🏽 child’s early experiences has an incredible impact on how their 🧠 brain develops -influencing lifelong learning, health and behaviour.

Here's how we are supporting #EarlyDevelopment:
📌 Two colourful stacking tower toys. The left one is finished
Feb 25 5 tweets 3 min read
Governments hold first detailed discussions on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) Image 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 Image
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
#HealthForAll Image 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
Feb 22 23 tweets 18 min read
LIVE: Media briefing on global health issues with @DrTedros… @DrTedros "As the search and rescue in #Türkiye and #Syria was drawing to a close, two further earthquakes on Monday in Türkiye brought more pain to the region"-@DrTedros
Feb 20 9 tweets 9 min read
🧵 A well-trained workforce is essential for reaching universal health coverage.

That is why we support training and capacity building for the whole spectrum of health professionals to achieve #HealthForAll.

#WHOImpact across the globe 🌎🌍🌏:
📌 Picture of community health workers at a training session in In #Samoa 🇼🇸, WHO, @dfat 🇦🇺 & @MFATNZ 🇳🇿 supported the training of the Emergency Medical Team respond to the impact of cyclones. The group rehearsed setting up & operating mobile clinics.

📌 Picture of the Samoa Emergency Medical Team carrying out a t