worldhealthorganization Moa Wharf is one of #SierraLeone’s worst slums.
It is overcrowded, the passageways are narrow and crowded. Pigs run loose on the streets, rooting through the garbage.
Then #Ebola arrived. One would think the virus would burn through the area like wildfire.
But they managed to get to zero cases.
How did they do so and how can the Ebola response learn from its success?
Link to full story on our bio.

Photo: WHO/K-B. Kamara
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worldhealthorganization 14 June is World Blood Donor Day! Many people around the world are committed to #GiveBlood freely and often. Every year around 108 million blood donations are collected worldwide.

How are you marking #WBDD? Share with us your pictures. We will post some here on @instagram

#WorldBloodDonorDay
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worldhealthorganization “Accurate and timely health #data are the foundation to improving public #health. Without reliable information to set priorities and measure results, countries and their #development partners are working in the dark” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, during the Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health summit, jointly convened by the @worldhealthorganization, the @worldbank and @usaid #post2015
Illustration: Abby Van Muijen #MA4Health
Photo: WHO/S. Cumberland
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worldhealthorganization "We are a team of 12 healthcare workers, comprising of different skills including medical doctors, nurses, a lab technician and a pharmacist. Supported by WHO, the team was quickly deployed to work in the Lake Tanganyika Stadium #cholera treatment centre, set up here in the Kigoma region in #Tanzania, to respond to the ongoing cholera outbreak in the area. One of the key successes has been to put proper triage in place, isolate the patients and ensure adequate infection, prevention and control (IPC) measurements are adhered to." -Dr Nassoro Ally Matuzya, Rapid Response Team Leader, WHO Tanzania

Photo: WHO/P. Desloovere
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#emergencyresponse #Doctors #Nurses #Lab #outbreak #triage #Infection #Prevention #Control
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worldhealthorganization 26 May was the closing day of the 68th World #Health Assembly.

Thank you for your participation at #WHA68 – in #Geneva or elsewhere via webcast.

See you next year at the 69th World Health Assembly! #WHA69

#hyperlapse
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worldhealthorganization WHO headquarters when it was under construction. The foundation stone was laid by the President of the 15th World Health Assembly. At the time, the location is considered as ‘just outside of Geneva’. The construction was ongoing from 1962 to 1966. Jean Tschumi (1904-1962) of Lausanne, Switzerland, was the architect of the building. It is a concrete structure of 150 metres long, 20 metres wide, and 34 metres high supported by 22 columns. #WHA68
#Retro Photo: WHO/T. Farkas
Photo: WHO/D. Licona
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#architecture #design #health #HQ #Geneva #Switzerland
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worldhealthorganization One of the meetings during the 3rd World Health Assembly, 8-27 May 1950.
Today, the room is being used for ‪#‎WHA68 technical briefings. Instead of a board on the back of the panelists, two screens are now placed on the sides. ‪#‎Retro photo: WHO/J. Kernen
Today's photo: WHO/S. Setiogi

#health #publichealth #globalhealth #UN #UnitedNations #Geneva #Switzerland
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worldhealthorganization Makeshift studio from early World Health Assembly.

Today, the 68th World Health Assembly meetings are webcasted live, so people who cannot attend in #Geneva can also follow the discussions.

There is also a live, one-hour show WorldHealth +SocialGood which discusses highlights from the Health Assembly everyday throughout the week. ‪

#‎Retro photo: WHO
Today's photo: WHO/D. Licona ‪

#‎WHA68 #UnitedNations #UN #globalhealth #publichealth #health
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worldhealthorganization Delegates discussed public health topics at the 7th World Health Assembly, #Geneva, #Switzerland, 4-21 May 1954.

At the time, most of the delegates were men. Today we are seeing more female delegates attending the Health Assembly.
The 68th World Health Assembly is attended by at least 3,300 participants

#Retro photo: WHO
Today's photo: WHO/S. Setiogi

#WHA68 #health #publichealth #globalhealth #UN #UnitedNations
@unitednations @ungeneva
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worldhealthorganization Delegates went through the daily journal of the 6th World Health Assembly (#Geneva, #Switzerland, 5-22 May 1953) in one of the corridors of UN Geneva.
Today, the daily journal of the Health Assembly is online and also via the ‪#‎WHA68's iPhone app ‪

#‎Retro photo: WHO
Today's photo: WHO/S. Setiogi

#UN #UnitedNations #publichealth #globalhealth #health @unitednations
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worldhealthorganization #BehindTheScenes at the World Health Assembly! Join us tomorrow, 20 May at 16h00 (CET) for the next edition of World Health +SocialGood, to see the highlights of the day at #WHA68
#SocialGood @unfoundation
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worldhealthorganization The 1st World Health Assembly opened in the Palais des Nations, #Geneva, on 24 June 1948, with 53 of WHO's 55 Member States at the time represented, as well as 9 countries not yet members.
In all, 261 persons attended, including observers from the @unitednations and five specialized agencies.

Today, WHO has 194 Member States and the 68th World Health Assembly which opens on Monday is attended by at least 3,300 participants #WHA68

#Retro photo: WHO/UN
Today's photo: WHO/D. Licona

#globalhealth #publichealth #health #UN #WHO
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worldhealthorganization The 1st World Health Assembly opened in the Palais des Nations, #Geneva, on 24 June 1948, with 53 of WHO's 55 Member States at the time represented, as well as 9 countries not yet members.
In all, 261 persons attended, including observers from the @unitednations and five specialized agencies.

Today, WHO has 194 Member States and the 68th World Health Assembly which opens on Monday is attended by at least 3,300 participants #WHA68

#Retro photo: WHO/UN
Today's photo: WHO/D. Licona

#globalhealth #publichealth #health #UN #WHO
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worldhealthorganization The 68th World Health Assembly started today! For updates follow the hashtag: #WHA68 1mon

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worldhealthorganization As part of WHO’s #NepalEarthquake response, we have sent #emergency health kits to cover the #health needs of 160,000 #people in #Nepal for 3 months. Here you can see what each health kit contains. 1mon

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worldhealthorganization WHO in coordination with MSF and other partners assist the District Public Health Office in Nuwakot #Nepal, to map existing resources and provide health services to the people affected by the #NepalEarthquake
Photo: WHO/G. Yogadhita
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#NepalQuake #NepalQuake2 #emergencyresponse #Health #HealthWorkers
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worldhealthorganization Following the 12 May #NepalEarthquake, many patients in hospitals and clinics in #Nepal had to leave the building where they were treated. Some said they feel safer outside. In these photos, patients at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, are seen staying outside following the second earthquake.
WHO is getting tents for four hospitals in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Kavre, as requested by the Ministry of Health of Nepal. WHO is also sending medicines and medical supplies along with two assessment teams assigned by the Ministry to Ramechhap and Dolakha districts

Photos: WHO/A. Bathiasevi & WHO/A. Khan
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#NepalQuake #Nepal #NepalQuake2 #emergencyresponse #Hospitals #Clinics #Patients #Medicines
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worldhealthorganization A second ‪#‎NepalEarthquake hit the country today. Many are afraid, but keep their calm.
WHO team is gathering data from deployed foreign medical teams, awaiting reports of secondary injuries. #Nepal
Photo: WHO/A. Bhatiasevi
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#NepalQuake #NepalQuake2 #NepalEarthquake2 #ForeignMedicalTeams
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worldhealthorganization On 9 May 2015 WHO declared #Liberia free of #Ebola virus transmission. This is a monumental achievement, and the country is fully aware of the need to remain on high alert.
Liberia #StaysVigilant. WHO will maintain an enhanced staff presence in Liberia until the end of 2015, specially in the borders with #SierraLeone and #Guinea.

Photo: WHO/R. Sørensen
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#EbolaOutbreak #EbolaResponse #GettingtoZero #HighAlert #WestAfrica
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