worldhealthorganization #TBT: Our Weekly Epidemiological Record has been published every #Friday since 1929. The #publication provides the world with information about disease hazards.

An electronic #bilingual English/French version can be downloaded free of charge from WHO website every Friday.

In this photo: Latest edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record from April 2016 (top) and one from April 1947

#publichealth #health #epidemiology #diseases #outbreaks
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worldhealthorganization World #Immunization Week: Use of new or underutilized vaccines is one of the goals in the Global #Vaccine Action Plan
In 2012, the World #Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital immunizations. Despite gains in #vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global vaccination targets remain off track.

#VaccinesWork #publichealth #health
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worldhealthorganization World #Immunization Week: #Polio eradication is one of the goals in the Global #Vaccine Action Plan

In 2012, the World #Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital #immunizations. Despite gains in #vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global vaccination targets remain off track.

#VaccinesWork #publichealth #EndPolio
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worldhealthorganization World #Immunization Week: Maternal and neonatal #tetanus elimination is one of the goals in the Global #Vaccine Action Plan
In 2012, the World #Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital immunizations. Despite gains in #vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global vaccination targets remain off track.

#VaccinesWork #publichealth #health #moms #mothers #babies #maternalhealth
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worldhealthorganization World #Immunization Week: #Rubella elimination is one of the goals in the Global Vaccine Action Plan.

In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global #Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital immunizations. Despite gains in vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global #vaccination targets remain off track

#VaccinesWork #health #publichealth
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worldhealthorganization World Immunization Week: #Measles mortality reduction is one of the goals in the Global Vaccine Action Plan.

In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global #Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital #immunizations. Despite gains in #vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global vaccination targets remain off track.

#VaccinesWork #health #publichealth
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worldhealthorganization This week is World #Immunization Week.

In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global #Vaccine Action Plan, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital immunizations. Despite gains in vaccination coverage in some regions and countries the past year, global vaccination targets remain off track.
Immunization against #diphtheria, #tetanus & #pertussis is one of the goals in the Global Vax Action Plan

#VaccinesWork #health #publichealth
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worldhealthorganization It's World #Immunization Week!
#DYK: Immunization averts 2-3 million deaths annually

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worldhealthorganization It’s #WorldMalariaDay! We want to eliminate malaria from 35 countries by 2030. That won’t be easy. It is an ambitious goal, but it is achievable. We have made good 🌎 progress in the last 15 years, including:
-60% drop #malaria deaths
-37% drop in new cases
-65% drop in deaths among #children under 5 ---
#endmalaria #endmalariaforgood #worldhealthorganization #PublicHealth #health
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worldhealthorganization #WorldImmunizationWeek starts today!
Are you and your family getting all the #vaccines you need?

#VaccinesWork #Immunization #Vaccine #PublicHealth #Health
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worldhealthorganization Fatima holds her 10-month-old #child Gulbahar while waiting to get examined at a WHO-supported mobile clinic in Bamyan province, #Afghanistan. Mobile clinics help more #people to get access to quality basic #health services such as #vaccination, nutrition education, maternal health and family planning services, even in remote and hard-to-reach areas.
Photo: WHO/R.Akbar
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#worldhealthorganization #MobileClinics #globalhealth #PublicHealth #Mom #Kid #Patients #Patient #children #nutrition #maternalhealth
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worldhealthorganization WHO today launched a new global strategy to end #leprosy. The strategy aims to, by 2020:
-Reduce to zero the number of #children diagnosed with leprosy and related physical deformities
-Reduce the rate of newly-diagnosed leprosy #patients with visible deformities to less than one per million
-Ensure that all legislation that allows for discrimination on the basis of leprosy is overturned.

Photo: Ed Hanley
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worldhealthorganization Great news! #Europe is the first #malaria-free region of the world 🌍. In just two decades, we reduced the number of cases from over 90k to zero0️⃣. This major achievement is part of the global efforts to #endmalaria. Europe cannot afford to drop the guard against malaria. A single imported case can result in resurgence, that’s why vigilance is key.
Stay tuned for more news on April 25 – #WorldMalariaDay!
Infographic: @whoeurope
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worldhealthorganization If you are lucky enough, you too will live into older age.
Negative attitudes and #stereotypes about #ageing and #olderpeople can limit opportunities as we age. Participate in our @Instagram campaign to challenge ageism.
As the hundreds of entries from around the world have shown, older people contribute to society in many ways – whether through employment and volunteerism or by providing support to family and community. But #olderage can also be a time for continued personal growth and enhanced well-being – because in the #YearsAhead you may have more time to do the things that you enjoy or opportunities to explore new activities or further education.
What do you want from your #YearsAhead? As part of our #Instagram campaign, post a photo of you – or someone you know – embracing older age. Use hashtag #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.
Thank you for those who have contributed these photos (top left to bottom right): @slboutilier @womaninnovato @nokomiachkar @hescarosa @womaninnovato @lee.orchard @instituto.senescer @mindfulnessbased_physiotherapy and
Isabella Aboderin (by email)
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worldhealthorganization Investing for treatment for #depression and #anxiety makes sense.
A USD1 #investment in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of USD4 in better #health and ability to work.

#mentalhealth #MentalHealthNow #health
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  •   _cimy_ What is the treatment is the question 2w
  •   redwine1965 I see this issue getting worse not better. The world around us is changing daily, and it has a profound affect on our mental health. Not much can be change about that. 2w
  •   jennylivy Very Nice. Depression and anxiety are very much related to the mind of a human being. I say work on correcting the mind with the right materials. I read a book that helped me with my anxiety issues #thepowerofthemind 2w
  •   kelvin_01pip Looking good!! 6d

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worldhealthorganization Just 3% of total government spending worldwide is for #mentalhealth.

#MentalHealthNow #publichealth #health
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worldhealthorganization The cost of lost productivity in the #workplace due to #depression and #anxiety is very high: USD1 trillion/year.
That's more than USD130 for every person on the planet

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worldhealthorganization #Investment in treatment for #depression and #anxiety is good for people's #health and good for economies

#mentalhealth #MentalHealthNow #publichealth
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  •   jae_hills We can't fight depression and anxiety when our society causes most of it. If we can get less stressors out of our societal leaders then maybe we could focus on this. The ppl that are being displaced from their homes .... How can we help fight their anxiety and depression when the real fight is the environment they're in?? 2w

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worldhealthorganization Every USD1 invested in treatment for #depression and #anxiety leads to a USD4 return in better health and ability to work.
#DYK: Depression and anxiety disorders cost the #globaleconomy USD1 trillion each year

#Today and tomorrow in #WashingtonDC, WHO and the @worldbank will present to ministers of finance and development agencies the expected economic, #health and social returns from investing in #mentalhealth services.

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worldhealthorganization #MentalHealthNow: Just 3% of total government #health spending worldwide is for mental health.
On 13-14 April in #WashingtonDC, WHO and the @worldbank will present to ministers of finance and development agencies the expected economic, health and social returns from investing in #mentalhealth services.
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