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If critical funding is not received soon, #Afghanistan faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe. Medical workers… https://t.co/5Muwnt1lxw
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)Pleased to welcome Paige Alexander, @CarterCenter CEO, at @WHO today. I used the opportunity to send my deepest reg… https://t.co/rNjfhYGR8u
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)I was pleased to join Mikhail Murashko, #Russia Health Minister, at the #UNGA event on mobilizing resources & techn… https://t.co/wmUH9a6m2S
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)60 immunization campaigns are currently suspended in 50 countries. That means about 228 million children are vulner… https://t.co/NG7nQWt0Nd
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)Unhealthy diets cause 1️⃣1️⃣ million deaths per year.   Here are 6⃣ #FoodSystems actions areas that impact & improv… https://t.co/rW91npJrdONoncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 4⃣0⃣ million people each year. Together, we can #BeatNCDs & unhealthy diets b… https://t.co/XKEb4Zd46b#Breastfeeding 🤱 is a critical first #FoodSystem that ensures nutrition, health & development of 👶. It's sustainab… https://t.co/ZvdjtuLfR5More than 6⃣0⃣0⃣ million people fall ill every year from eating food contaminated with 🚨 bacteria 🚨 viruses 🚨 para… https://t.co/iOtVlh94mGWomen & girls continue to face discrimination and marginalization, visible in pay gaps, especially in the health wo… https://t.co/cWvg0NrjbxLast year, millions more children missed even their first dose of diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis vaccine. Countrie… https://t.co/aRSsfmEgF7It's urgent to continue support for health services for millions of Afghans, esp. at a time when they're most vulne… https://t.co/kkZKv2L85E
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)#GenderEquality in health = all people have equal opportunities for realizing their full rights & potential to be h… https://t.co/yrocsYJkY6Food 🥦🍎🍌🥕 touches every aspect of our lives. Follow this thread and learn how #FoodSystems & health are linked 👇 https://t.co/w3AGoZSGd7Food 🥕🍅🍌🥦 is about more than what we eat. During the UN Food Systems Summit at #UNGA, WHO is committed to transfor… https://t.co/RRelEZBGvFWithout high childhood vaccination rates, countries face risks of multiple disease outbreaks. Spread of diseases l… https://t.co/UswOPrvOlmIn the midst of the #COVID19 pandemic, 23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunizatio… https://t.co/ZzzVqygjX7📣 HAPPENING NOW: Follow the official side event on the Immunization Agenda at #UNGA - a global plan to ensure every… https://t.co/4deJahOuP3 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN @UNCERF @GlobalFund @WHOAFRO @UNNewsArabic @UN_News_Centre "What we saw in #Lebanon and… https://t.co/vIcotsZqJI @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN @UNCERF @GlobalFund @WHOAFRO @UNNewsArabic @UN_News_Centre "But we need the support of the i… https://t.co/DUlaEQvux3 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN @UNCERF @GlobalFund @WHOAFRO @UNNewsArabic @UN_News_Centre "We also need a reliable supply c… https://t.co/RcKcrBoUqs @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN @UNCERF @GlobalFund "WHO is calling on intl donors to rapidly re-commit to finance Sehatmand… https://t.co/3CTvc2C8z6 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN "As a stop-gap measure, the @UNCERF and the @GlobalFund are financing WHO and our partners t… https://t.co/GJNOqazjot @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN "But a funding pause by major donors only 17% of these facilities are fully functional, and… https://t.co/1vEtXRX0zb @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @UN "The focus of our efforts now is to support and sustain the Sehatmandi project, which is the… https://t.co/r1LgMVj944 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "The Taliban leadership has announced that primary schools are open for boys and girls, and that… https://t.co/qrH0AWguke @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "Education is essential for protecting and promoting health in all countries, both in terms of h… https://t.co/oWVnqja9W3 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "We visited a hospital where I met some nurses who have stayed. My heart broke when they told me… https://t.co/aZHPng3p9f @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "#HealthWorkers are leaving, creating a brain drain that will have consequences for years to com… https://t.co/uSek8KS5sU @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧, #𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞"-… https://t.co/FrMbUSHSGm @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "There has been a surge in cases of measles and diarrhea; almost 50% of children are at risk of… https://t.co/gP7pIwXMji @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "Over the past 20 years, significant health gains have been made in #Afghanistan, in reducing ma… https://t.co/kgit5xKPU6 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "In #Afghanistan, we met with senior members of the Taliban leadership, including the interim Pr… https://t.co/9lBNgjzbfr @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "With the support of the European Union, Kuwait and Japan, WHO has managed not only to rehabilit… https://t.co/o7v33zfD9I @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "WHO continues to work to support the health system and the delivery of essential services and s… https://t.co/DcmBVFrsoH @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "There's a serious shortage of supplies, medical equipment, fuel and electricity. 2000 medical d… https://t.co/nU8mPISpaD @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "The deadly combination of the political and financial crisis, last year’s explosion at Beirut p… https://t.co/tH9spg1xlT @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "I must say I am deeply concerned by the impact of the current crisis on the health and wellbein… https://t.co/ZQlSeG025a @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "In 🇱🇧 we met with the President, the Prime Minister, the President of the Parliament, the Forei… https://t.co/fp8MM7J0H3 @DrTedros @WHOEMRO "Our objective in both countries [#Lebanon, #Afghnaistan] was to see ourselves the health challe… https://t.co/VtMDXVfUhH @DrTedros "Yesterday, I returned to Geneva after a trip to #Lebanon and #Afghanistan with Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari,… https://t.co/9By1wnXiwIMedia briefing on the situation in #Lebanon & #Afghanistan with @DrTedros https://t.co/nZwFIBM4GmThe full remarks by @DrTedros at the #COVIDSummit - 22 September 2021 👉 https://t.co/BIc9PYUzfT https://t.co/ornkNpWKFE"What does the world need to do to prevent a tragedy on this scale occurring again? We need: -better governance, fi… https://t.co/uT7wI3DP1t"But vaccines alone will not end this pandemic. We have many other tools to stop #COVID19 transmission and save liv… https://t.co/fYKx8WVap5"We call on the countries & companies that control the global supply of #COVID19 vaccines to: -swap their near-term… https://t.co/rJhj8bZQ5k"We need an ironclad global commitment today to support the #COVID19 vaccination of at least 40% of the population… https://t.co/Yf46fS93yN"High-income countries have pledged more than 1 billion [#COVID19 vaccine] doses, but less than 15% of those doses… https://t.co/Mpz1mHTGM3"Almost 90% of wealthier countries have now reached the 10% [#COVID19 vaccination] target. But 50 countries will no… https://t.co/G8HrPe4ndJ"Earlier this year, WHO set the world a challenge, to vaccinate: - 10% of the population of every country by the en… https://t.co/EDnE5ru9HOIt's International Day of Sign Languages! Our free #OpenWHO learning platform has our #COVID19 course in Indian si… https://t.co/jiOztVbGm8
9/23
2021
The goal of these guidelines is for all countries to achieve recommended air quality levels & save lives. Governmen… https://t.co/JCkJ2Ha8UL.@WHO welcomes this announcement in support of critical health needs in #Afghanistan. @UNCERF is one of the fastest… https://t.co/E3vSM3pVY0
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)Sources of #AirPollution include: 🏭 Industry & energy supply 🚘 Transport 🚜 Agricultural practices 🔥 Waste managemen… https://t.co/bj1W56Ulz6#AirPollution & #ClimateChange are the biggest environmental threats to health. Achieving these 🆕 guidelines levels… https://t.co/LmnUbFXPgNIn adults 🧕👨, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the most common causes of premature death attributable to outd… https://t.co/ohkHSzaXb1There's nothing more essential for life than air. Yet because of #airpollution, the simple act of breathing contrib… https://t.co/RYEH33FcVl
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)In children 🧒🏽 👧🏾, exposure to #AirPollution can cause: 🫁 reduced lung growth & function 🗣️ respiratory infections… https://t.co/SWb5IPvfscLIVE from #UNGA: Meeting the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health-related SDG Targets with @DrTedros #BeatNCDs https://t.co/RXiXqdfbROThe 🆕 WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines recommend air quality levels for 6⃣ pollutants. Small particulate matter (… https://t.co/cehbOSUK7jThe WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage #AirPollution inflicts on health, at eve… https://t.co/ZCav9IIl3K @DrTedros New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from #airpollution 👇 https://t.co/7NnUI54JzTEvery year, exposure to #AirPollution is estimated to cause 7⃣ million premature deaths and result in the loss of m… https://t.co/301rc8A207"I urge all countries to put these [Air Quality] guidelines to use, to save lives, support healthy communities, and… https://t.co/px6hMt3zA1"This is not a job for the health sector alone. It requires an all-of-government and all-of-society approach to imp… https://t.co/l8rDX6o071"WHO is dedicated to: -Supporting countries to fight against #airpollution -Building the capacity & knowledge of… https://t.co/M1QZxksHyD"For countries with high levels of #airpollution, the guidelines provide interim targets that can be used as milest… https://t.co/p79x43p9tM"They can also help to inform and strengthen policies in sectors including energy, waste-management, agriculture an… https://t.co/smObiMa7I7"These new guidelines will have major implications for public health. They provide a practical tool for improving a… https://t.co/E0p8Pzgb5s"That’s why these new guidelines include lower recommended levels for pollutants including particulate matter, nitr… https://t.co/itW37WVpqk"Since the last update in 2005, a substantial new body of evidence has accumulated, further demonstrating the degre… https://t.co/CizcV3qZS9"Today, we’re proud to launch the updated WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines, which provide clear evidence of the da… https://t.co/5fgf5hvwsP"#AirPollution is a health threat in all countries, but especially for vulnerable groups in low- and middle-income… https://t.co/R2DLUpFK7o"Inhaling dirty air increases the risk of: -respiratory diseases like pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmon… https://t.co/nKTLOVXei2"There is nothing more essential for life than air. And yet because of #airpollution, the simple act of breathing… https://t.co/wXx2MP59acLIVE: Launch of the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines with @DrTedros https://t.co/9dcZPtfCyD @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic .@DrTedros and Dr Al-Mandhari reiterate WHO’s long… https://t.co/iQHAXiGrqm @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic WHO is committed to: 1) working with partners to i… https://t.co/uwLYe3B2eZ @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic WHO particularly emphasizes the need for women to… https://t.co/FX1cpb9uwI @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic #Afghanistan is one of two countries in the world… https://t.co/oMGKqeIJ6k @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic 9 of 37 #COVID19 🏥 have already closed & all aspec… https://t.co/Nn9bNpThpk @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic Only 17% of all Sehatmandi health facilities in… https://t.co/UHCkJavMHc @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic Cuts in donor support to #Afghanistan’s health pro… https://t.co/akE19bQ9HJ @DrTedros @WHOEMRO @WHOAfghanistan @UN_News_Centre @UNNewsArabic The visit allowed @DrTedros and Dr Al-Mandhari to… https://t.co/HMyRubgjJ0.@DrTedros and @WHOEMRO's Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari concluded their visit to Kabul. #Afghanistan’s health system is on t… https://t.co/m8IMFxHpEmLive Q&A on #COVID19 with @DrMikeRyan & Dr @mvankerkhove. #AskWHO https://t.co/gLzCOvAghx
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9/22
2021
The right choice, indeed, @BTS_twt Namjoon, Jin, Yoongi, Hobi, Jimin, Tae & Jungkook: Get vaccinated when it's your… https://t.co/ebA0PI8tDq
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)Thank you Health Minister @mansukhmandviya for announcing #India will resume crucial #COVID19 vaccine shipments to… https://t.co/divEqbZUg7
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)Live Q&A on #COVID19 with @DrMikeRyan & Dr @mvankerkhove. #AskWHO https://t.co/gLzCOvAghxFor carers and families of people living with #dementia, here are 6⃣ practical tips: 📣Reach out for support 🧘‍♀️Ta… https://t.co/R10Yjsww4c👥 Carers of people with #dementia also need support. WHO's iSupport for dementia is a free skills and knowledge tr… https://t.co/hLQuayqFIH#Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of ageing. More support is needed for people w/ dementia, in ✅ primary… https://t.co/A3cI4RvU4VToday is #WorldAlzheimersDay! A timely and accurate diagnosis is 🗝️ to providing better care for people with… https://t.co/4KiQYP36JkHealth is a service that needs to be continued at all times. If #Afghanistan's health system collapses, the tragedy… https://t.co/Etbb4ILzpj
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO).@WHO has been supporting the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan National Hospital through our major trauma programme, inclu… https://t.co/0Zkv27w7lo
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)We also met Naseema while she was receiving critical care in the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital. But there are… https://t.co/YIZ3O1rXe9
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)My heart broke hearing that nurses, who have been working day and night, haven't received salaries in three months.… https://t.co/JaNwLX0ib6
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)We visited the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan National Hospital in Kabul, whose #healthworkers treated many people tragi… https://t.co/zRVfZk3wYs
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)The pause in funding of the Sehatmandi programme has caused disruptions in access to healthcare, especially for mot… https://t.co/bpJ5bi0kLC
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO)The acute challenges of #Afghanistan's health system are: lack of equipment, medicines and personnel; funds needed… https://t.co/ucj8GK1Zsa
Retweeted by World Health Organization (WHO).@WHOEMRO Director Al Mandhari and I met with the Taliban leadership to discuss the current health situation in… https://t.co/VJBVqHizAu
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