worldhealthorganization Ashton Applewhite is an anti-ageism #activist. Here she is speaking at the #NewYork Academy of Medicine on #ageism – the discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. Her talk on “Changing the Paradigm of Ageing” calls for a new understanding of ageing among all generations.
Age-based #discrimination, such as in #healthcare, #employment and #education is widespread and has important implications on how we age. Tackling ageism requires that we break down the myths and negative #stereotypes commonly associated with #ageing. Experiences with other forms of discrimination, including sexism and racism, show that attitudes and norms can be changed.
Let's shift the way we think and talk about ageing, so that all older people can experience #HealthyAgeing.
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. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.
#NYC #NewYorkAcademyofMedicine #NYAM #medicine
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worldhealthorganization WHO announced today that the recent cluster of neurological disorders and #neonatal malformations reported in the #Americas region constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
This comes after the International Health Regulation #Emergency Committee agreed that a causal link between this cluster and #ZikaVirus disease is strongly suspected. It constitutes an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to other parts of the world.

Photo: WHO/C. Black

#PublicHealth #Health #IHR #outbreak #Zika #microcephaly #UN
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worldhealthorganization Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect #children from #tobacco addiction.
Big tobacco exploits #movies to recruit our children as new smokers. Take action against on-screen smoking. ‪Say #‎NoTobacco!
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Mrs Lindu, 96, is the oldest gudeg vendor in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
#Gudeg is a traditional dish, made from young jackfruit cooked with coconut milk and spices, wrapped in banana leaf.
Mrs Lindu has been selling gudeg since her adolescence. #Yogyakarta is the province with the highest life expectancy in #Indonesia.
People all around the world are living longer today than ever before. Longer lives provide many opportunities to us as individuals, and to society as a whole. But the extent to which we can benefit from this depend heavily on one factor – #health. #HealthyAgeing means to have the freedom to continue to be and do what we have reason to value as we age.
What do you want from your years ahead? As part of our #Instagram campaign, post a photo of you – or someone you know – embracing older age. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.

Photo: @eric_khm via @infosenijogja via @oriintaa

Mbah Lindu, 96, adalah penjual gudeg tertua di Yogyakarta. Mbah Lindu telah menjual gudeg sejak ia masih remaja.

Semua orang di seluruh dunia sekarang berumur lebih panjang. Berumur panjang dapat membuka banyak kesempatan kepada kita sebagai individu, dan juga kepada masyarakat. Namun kemungkinan kita untuk dapat menikmati kesempatan ini sangat bergantung pada satu hal - #kesehatan.
#Sehat di hari tua berarti memiliki kebebasan untuk dapat terus berkarya dan melakukan hal-hal yang kita sukai ketika kita menua.

Apa yang Anda inginkan dari #masadepan Anda?
Tunjukkan #foto Anda - atau seseorang yang Anda kenal - menjalani #haritua, atau persiapan Anda untuk hari tua.
Jangan lupa berikan sedikit penjelasan dan gunakan hashtag #YearsAhead, dan tim kami akan menyeleksi foto-foto yang kami terima untuk di-#repost di sini.

Foto #MbahLindu: @eric_khm via @infosenijogja via @oriintaa

#ageing #Yogya #Jogja #iphonesia #iphonesiaoftheday #bahasa #bahasaindonesia #hidupsehat #gudegYogya #gudegJogja #Malioboro #tasteofindonesia #gudegmbahlindu
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worldhealthorganization Globally, an estimated 1 in 3 infants under 6 months are exclusively breastfed - this needs to be improved!
Increasing ‪#breastfeeding could save 800,000 children and USD 300 billion every year.
This is what #mums can do
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worldhealthorganization Our Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on ‪#‎ZikaVirus. This committee will meet on Monday, 1 February 2016 to evaluate if the ‪#‎Zika outbreak constitutes a public health emergency.
Zika is a virus which spread to humans by Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever. Do you have questions on Zika? Click the link in our bio to find answers.
Photo: WHO/C. Black
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worldhealthorganization #YearsAhead - participate in our #Instagram #campaign!
Photos can help break down the negative stereotypes that we often associate with #ageing.
As the first entries in our Instagram campaign to challenge ageism show, people in older age from around the world continue to enjoy life and play valuable roles in their families and communities.

What do you want from your #YearsAhead? Participate in our #Instagram campaign with a #photo of you – or someone you know – embracing older age and we might feature your photo here.

Photos can be submitted on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #YearsAhead, or sent to healthyageing[at]who[dot]int, with the subject line: YearsAhead. Each photo should include a short description, including where it was taken. Make sure that you have the agreement of anyone featured before you post.

#FeelGoodFriday
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worldhealthorganization Audrey graduated at the age of 76 with a PhD from the University of Canberra, #Australia.
She is currently writing a book and a blog on her #PhD topic of “Successful #Ageing”. While studying, many people told her that they would have liked to #study more, but felt that they were too old. Some people have been inspired by Audrey to rethink a return to #education.
Continued personal growth – such as through education – is important for enabling Healthy Ageing. Older people who continue to learn are more confident, independent and have better health and well-being. Society also benefits – lifelong learners are more active in their communities and less dependent on family and government services.
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. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here
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worldhealthorganization Billy and John from #Australia (parents of Jane Barrett, Secretary-General of the International Federation on #Ageing - not pictured here) raised five children and now share wisdom and love with eight grandchildren, including grandson Dylan [back, left]
The photo is part of our #Instagram campaign. Post a photo of you – or someone you know – embracing older age. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.

#healthyageing #family #grandparents #grandchildren #grandson
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worldhealthorganization Today is a good day! All known chains of ‪#‎Ebola transmission in West #Africa have been stopped, but flare-ups expected.
The job is not over - strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.
Here, Abraham, an Ebola survivor smiles after being discharged from the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, #Liberia, 03 December 2015.
Photo: EPA/ A. JALLANZO
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worldhealthorganization Hammad fled #Syria with his wife and 3 #children in 2012 to escape the horrors of #war. Many Syrian #refugees have been forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in #Jordan.
He survived the war but now battles a chronic disease, #diabetes, in a new country. Without access to medication, Hammad could die.
WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and other partners in Jordan by providing #medication, updating national guidelines and providing training on noncommunicable disease management.

Photo: WHO/J. Swan
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  •   anti_corpse_cruncher Why not have governments recommend what is actually good for us to eat. If countries advocated good diets there'd be no need for medicine. We wouldn't be getting sick. The war in Syria coincidentally began when they first started experiencing water shortages. The largest consumer of water? Animal agriculture. The largest cause of water contamination? Animal agriculture. 1mon
  •   jochazaro @laylah.english I see your point and I know where you're coming from but although proper nutrition does strengthen your immune system it's not a guarantee that you won't ever get sick. Plus it doesn't eliminate illnesses that are say genetic or due to bacteria in the food itself. Medicine will always have to be there (it shouldn't be a substitute for good nutrition but we're always going to need it even if it's for the common cold). 1mon
  •   jochazaro @laylah.english but I totally agree that there should be something that does advocate proper eating. Except with capitalism and all I don't see the lessening of McDonald's any time soon 1mon
  •   mission.europe What do you know about Europe? Test yourself! #MissionEurope 1mon
  •   rimadarling2007 Can World health organisation partner with Miriamelez Healthy Living Initiative Nigeria in promoting strong awareness on healthy lifestyles because Nigeria health services is not strong enough to tackle diabetes@worldhealthorganization? 1mon
  •   serenespheres How can I work for WHO I want to help 1mon

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worldhealthorganization #DYK? The global supply of oral #cholera vaccines is set to double after WHO approved a third producer of such #vaccines. That will help to address the global shortages and expand access in more countries!

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal #disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. There are between 1.4 million and 4.3 million cases a year, and as many as 142 000 deaths.
Cholera is endemic in more than 50 countries, that's why this matters!
#VaccinesWork, and can save lives!

Photo: WHO/L. Pezzoli
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worldhealthorganization Great news! Today, WHO declares the end of #Ebola virus transmission in #Guinea. The country now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.
We commend the government and the people of Guinea.
WHO and the #EbolaResponse partners will continue to support Guinea during the heightened surveillance stage, and in its early efforts to restart and strengthen essential health services.

Photo: WHO/C. Black
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worldhealthorganization A 90-year old man made his dream come true: to walk the top of the @CNTower in #Toronto, #Canada.

Photo: @chrispoos
This photo is part of our #Instagram campaign. Post a photo of you - or someone you know - embracing old age. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.

#ageing #olderpeople #healthyageing
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worldhealthorganization An old lady selling small items at Cherapunji, state of Meghalaya, #India, which is the wettest place on earth and experiencing maximum rainfall in the year.

Photo:
Avinash

This photo is part of our #Instagram campaign. Post a photo of you -or someone you know - embracing old age. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here
#ageing #olderpeople #healthyageing
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worldhealthorganization This is Frank Smith, 74, a journalist - who is also a retired agriculture scientist - on his way to the Castle of Assasins in #Iran.

This photo is part of our #Instagram campaign. Post a photo of you - or someone you know - embracing old age. Tag it with #YearsAhead and we might feature your photo here.

#ageing #olderpeople #healthyageing #donkey #riding
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worldhealthorganization Q: How to get, be and stay healthy without suffering financial hardship?
A: Universal health coverage #UHC #UHCDay #healthfinancing #health
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  •   yrianahc Desde mi experiencia como profesional, el concepto de salud familiar cada ves es más implementado no sólo es diagnosticar,tratar es ver al individuo como un todo donde se analizas las determinantes que afectan el proceso salud enfermedad, analizar esas determinante es fundamental para enfocar las estrategias y estructura de una salud pública funcional, a nivel comunidad y país, es estudiar al ser humano integrado en una sociedad y conocer sus necesidades y problema que afectan su entorno 2mon
  •   yrianahc El conocimiento de la población dispenzaricion, promoción y prevención son pilares básicos de la salud pública actual 2mon
  •   original_thought777 We need this world over. End of story.🏹🏹 2mon
  •   mmartinezbermudez La salud bien entendida empieza por uno mismo. Evitemos caer en el déficit de autocuidados mediante la enseñanza y la promoción. Creo que esa es la base para que tengamos una salud pública de calidad. 2mon
  •   filiodimaki ela na proetoimazomaste @rafaella_zam 2mon
  •   rafaella_zam @filiodimaki hahaha gia na mpainoume sto klima siga suga🏻 2mon

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worldhealthorganization #Geneva’s landmark, the Broken Chair, is equipped with a prosthesis on the International Day of Persons with #Disabilities ---
#thisability #ADayForAll
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worldhealthorganization Today is #WorldAIDSDay:
By 2030 we can:
-Avert 28 million infections
-Save 21 million lives
-End #AIDS
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worldhealthorganization December 1 is #WorldAIDSDay: Treat all people living with #HIV.

Let's end #AIDS by 2030.
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