worldhealthorganization #ThrowbackThursday: When #cholera invaded #Africa south of the Sahara in 1970 for the first time in a century, “flying faculties” of three members each were speedily organized by WHO. The teams ran courses for health workers on diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures to stop cholera from spreading. Here in the photo, Dr Karel Raška, then WHO Director of Communicable Disease Control, lectures on the International Health Regulations at the Ibadan course in #Nigeria.
This week, the First meeting of the Review Committee on the role of International Health Regulations (IHR) in the Ebola response and WHO’s work in emergencies took place in Geneva. #TBT
Photo: WHO AFRO
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worldhealthorganization WHO congratulates #India on Maternal and Neonatal #Tetanus Elimination. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is reduced to less than one case per 1,000 live births in all 675 districts of the country. This is a huge achievement for a country that few decades ago reported 150,000 to 200,000 neonatal tetanus cases annually. Yes, #VaccinesWork, but our efforts cannot stop here. As the risk of tetanus persists, we need to continue ensuring #women and #children are immunized and clean deliveries and proper cord care activities get a further boost.

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worldhealthorganization #FlashBackFriday: WHO sanitary officer T.S. MacInnes filling in a map with the help of a lantern on an evening in #1957. Planning of a #malaria eradication campaign can, in most countries, be thought of in terms of jeeps, railways and airfreight.
In #Nepal at the time, the campaign was worked out in terms of porters, runners and four-legged transport: where to employ porters, where mules will be needed, assignment of porters’ loads, storage of supplies, availability of local labour and weather conditions.
As part of his assignment to organize the supply lines for the malaria campaign in the mountains of Nepal, MacInnes made a ten-day, 165 mile-long march from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the mountains of Nepal.

Photo: WHO/E. Schwab

#ThanksHealthHero #ShareHumanity #BW #nofilter #health
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worldhealthorganization Vaccine hesitancy can be caused by factors such as: negative beliefs based on myths, misinformation.
Fear of needles can be a factor for ‪#vaccine refusal.
Engaging with communities & persuading individuals to change their habits & behaviours is a lynchpin of public health success
Photo: WHO/O. Asselin ‪

#vaccineswork #immunization #health #YellowFever #Togo #nofilter
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worldhealthorganization For World Humanitarian Day (19 August), join us in thanking health care workers for their work in keeping us healthy!
#ThanksHealthHero!

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worldhealthorganization For #World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we thank #health care workers for their dedication in #publichealth.
Do you know doctors, nurses, paramedic and other health care workers that have been doing tremendous job? Share their stories with us!

Meet Sirita, who worked tirelessly saving lives during the #Nepal earthquakes.

#ThanksHealthHero!
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worldhealthorganization #ThrowbackThursday: Ali Maow Maalin was one of the “true heroes”of #Polio eradication. He was the last person to be infected with naturally occurring #smallpox in the #world. He got infected because, fearing the needle would be painful, he avoided vaccination by holding his arm when vaccinators came to visit, pretending he’d already received the shot. But after recovering from the potentially deadly #illness, he vowed not to let others make the same mistake.
Mr Maalin used his own story to illustrate the importance of #vaccination and became an important advocate for polio eradication in #Somalia.
In the last year, no wild #polio cases have been reported since the last case in central #Somalia on 11 August 2014. Although it is not yet an official milestone on the path to polio-free certification, the event marks one year since the last wild polio case was detected on the entire #African continent, signaling important progress toward eradication.
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worldhealthorganization Today is International #YouthDay! What do you do to stay #healthy?
Young people’s #health is important for today and tomorrow. If left unchecked, health problems and behaviours that arise during adolescence –such as tobacco and alcohol use, diet and exercise patterns, overweight and obesity- have a serious impact in the future.
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#Sudan #PicoftheDay #Youth #NoTobacco #HealthyLife #HealthyLifeStyle #HealthyChoices #RealPeople #Young #Instacool #InstaDaily #Instagood #😀 #Smile
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worldhealthorganization Africa advances toward a polio-free continent!
In the Horn of #Africa, no wild #polio cases have been reported since the last case in central #Somalia on 11 August 2014. Although it is not yet an official milestone on the path to polio-free certification, today marks one year since the last wild polio case was detected on the entire #African continent, signaling important progress toward eradication.
A polio-free Africa would leave only two countries where polio transmission has never been interrupted: #Pakistan and #Afghanistan.
Photo: WHO/L. Dore
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worldhealthorganization Through this series of #photos, meet #health care workers, volunteer #vaccinators, programme monitors, religious leaders and #parents as they play their unique roles in protecting children across ‪#‎Afghanistan from ‪#‎polio.

Hamid works as a #volunteer vaccinator within Spinboldak city in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. On campaign days, he eagerly sets to #work with his team, going house-to-house to vaccinate every #child under 5 years in the area. While his team mate vaccinates #children and marks their finger as evidence for the monitors that they have received the #polio vaccine, his role is to fill in the tally sheet, to record when children weren’t able to be vaccinated in each household so that they can be reached another time, and to mark every door. The door-marking indicates how many children were vaccinated in every home, enabling the monitors to check that no child is missed.

#ThanksHealthHero! #VaccinesWork, let's #EndPolio.

Photo: WHO/J. Jalali
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worldhealthorganization Through this series of #photos, meet #health care workers, volunteer #vaccinators, programme monitors, religious leaders and #parents as they play their unique roles in protecting children across ‪#‎Afghanistan from ‪#‎polio.

Ashoqullah is just three years old, and his right #arm and #leg have been paralysed by #polio. He never received a dose of the oral polio vaccine because vaccinators had not visited his village, Dama Kohistanat, in the Behsood district of Nangarhar province. Campaigns in 2015 need to reach every single #child with multiple rounds of polio vaccines in #Afghanistan, so that children like this one are protected against polio which is incurable, meaning that those affected are crippled for #life.

#VaccinesWork, let's #EndPolio.

Photo: WHO/J. Jalali
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worldhealthorganization Through this series of #photos, meet #health care workers, volunteer #vaccinators, programme monitors, religious leaders and #parents as they play their unique roles in protecting children across ‪#Afghanistan from ‪#‎polio.

Ensuring that no child is missed during polio #vaccination campaigns in Afghanistan is essential to securing a polio-free future for its #children, and children around the #world. More than 65,000 people across the country are volunteering and working towards this goal, such as these supervisors who are transporting polio #vaccines for an upcoming campaign to the remote districts and villages of Kunar province.
Check out our full #photoessay by clicking on the link in our bio.
#VaccinesWork, let's ‪#EndPolio.

Photo: WHO/J. Jalali
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worldhealthorganization In #Yemen, WHO launched a medical #clinic to provide primary #health services for more than 1050 #displaced families in Al-Mukalla city of #Hadramout.

Photo: WHO/ M. Bamozahem
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worldhealthorganization #ThrowbackThursday: For years, many #women around the #world have struggled to balance #work and #breastfeeding, like the #woman in the picture, 35 years ago in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo #DRC). In World Breastfeeding Week, WHO and the International #Labour Organization invite everyone to do their part in making a breastfeeding-friendly working environment for #moms everywhere.

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worldhealthorganization Yes, you and your #colleagues can make a difference for a #breastfeeding-friendly #working environment! We can all be supportive of the #mothers who need time and flexibility to breastfeed.

#WorldHealthOrganization #Babies #Moms #Breastfeed #Work #Office #workplace #coworkers
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worldhealthorganization Moses survived #Ebola but lost everything that was dear to him. In the space of one month last year, his wife, his two children, and four other close family members all died of the Ebola disease. “My wife and #children died at the same Ebola treatment centre while I was still admitted there”.
Moses lives in Tonkolili, #SierraLeone. When he heard that a new case of Ebola was confirmed there, after more than 150 days without any confirmed case and that the whole village, with over 600 people was placed under mandatory quarantine by the government, he knew he had to act.
Water tanks were installed to provide water to the people but without pipe connections to the homes. With the restriction of movement of the people in quarantine, Moses and a number of other ‪#‎EbolaSurvivors are volunteering to supply water to the homes, three times every day, from the water tanks.
“I shed #tears whenever I look at the photos of my wife and lovely children. So when people are in the same difficult situation I will do my own little contribution to help wipe their tears away”. Thank you, Moses. #EbolaHeroes contribute every day to the #EbolaResponse.
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worldhealthorganization #Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August. This year, WHO joins forces with the International #Labour Organization to spread the word about Breastfeeding and #Work.

Breastfeeding support in the #workplace boosts staff morale, improves the #health of #babies. Let’s make it work!
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worldhealthorganization #Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure #child #health. This is how #employers can support breastfeeding in the #workplace.
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worldhealthorganization World #Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August. This year, WHO joins forces with the International #Labour Organization to spread the word about Breastfeeding and #Work. Let’s make it work!
This is what #lawmakers can do to encourage breastfeeding and improving the #health of #babies around the #world.
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  •   they_call_me_kwikwi Myanmar (or Burma) has been suffering from the recent flood disaster. This flood can be regarded as one of the worst disasters in decades. Most of the cities in 10 out of 14 States (or Divisions) are already under water now. Reportedly, up to 150,000 people had been displaced or had their livelihoods affected due to this terrible flood. More torrential rain is expected in the coming days according to weather forecast. This status has been posted in order to create the awareness for this flood disaster in Myanmar and let all countries across the world know that flood victims are in need of help for their survival and rehabilitation. Moreover, people in disaster zones are dying everyday due to lack of food, clean water and basic necessities for life. For people in Burma, you can check this website http://www.myanmarflood.info/ for more information and donation. And also please copy and paste this status on your timeline along with hash-tags below to create international awareness. Your help is one of the necessities for flood victims.

    #SaveMyanmar #SaveBurma #SupportMyanmar #SupportBurma 4w
  •   fairy_tale_diary Myanmar (or Burma) has been suffering from the recent flood disaster. This flood can be regarded as one of the worst disasters in decades. Most of the cities in 10 out of 14 States (or Divisions) are already under water now. Reportedly, up to 150,000 people had been displaced or had their livelihoods affected due to this terrible flood. More torrential rain is expected in the coming days according to weather forecast. This status has been posted in order to create the awareness for this flood disaster in Myanmar and let all countries across the world know that flood victims are in need of help for their survival and rehabilitation. Moreover, people in disaster zones are dying everyday due to lack of food, clean water and basic necessities for life. For people in Burma, you can check this website http://www.myanmarflood.info/ for more information and donation. And also please copy and paste this status on your timeline along with hash-tags below to create international awareness. Your help is one of the necessities for flood victims.
    #SaveMyanmar #SaveBurma #SupportMyanmar #SupportBurma 4w
  •   babestitchy #savemyanmar
    #supportmyanmar
    #needhelpforourpeople

    Now, we are facing with a lot of damages because of flooding.

    it Isn't enough with the help of our government and the support of ours.

    It'll be our pleasure if we get support from the people and organizations around the world!

    please support us!!!!!!!!!! 4w
  •   ayesandar16 #save_myanmar
    ဒါေလးကို ေတြ႔တဲ႔ post တိုင္းမွာ မန္႔ေပးပါလားဗ်ာ plz
    သားလွလား သမီးခရုလား မွာလည္းမန္႔
    ဘာေတြ႔ေတြ႔ ေက်းဇူးျပဳပီး မန္႔ေပးပါဗ်ာ
    နိုင္ငံျခား page ေတြေအာက္ကို လည္း
    သြားမန္႔ၾကရေအာက္ဗ်ာ
    ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္ဗ်(ဘာသာစကားစံုစံုလင္လင္ထည့္ထားပါတယ္ တစ္ကမၻာလံုးသိေစရန္ သေဘာနဲ့ပါ) Myanmar (or Burma) has been suffering from the recent flood disaster. This flood can be regarded as one of the worst disasters in decades. Most of the cities in 10 out of 14 States (or Divisions) are already under water now. Reportedly, up to 150,000 people had been displaced or had their livelihoods affected due to this terrible flood. More torrential rain is expected in the coming days according to weather forecast. This status has been posted in order to create the awareness for this flood disaster in Myanmar and let all countries across the world know that flood victims are in need of help for their survival and rehabilitation. Moreover, people in disaster zones are dying everyday due to lack of food, clean water and basic necessities for life. For people in Burma, you can check this website http://www.myanmarflood.info/ for more information and donation. And also please copy and paste this status on your timeline along with hash-tags below to create international awareness. Your help is one of the necessities for flood victims.

    #SaveMyanmar #SaveBurma #SupprotMyanmar #SupportBurma
    Myanmar Flood Data
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    I start to do a donations for Water Flood in Myanmar. I need a help & Supports of all of my fris, bros & siss. Plz donate & help the peoples who are in trouble. 私は、ミャンマーにおける水洪水のための寄付を行うことを開始します。私は私の友人、兄弟&姉妹のすべての助けと支援を必要とします。寄付&困っている人々を助けてください。

    나는 미얀마 물 홍수에 대한 기부금을 시작합니다. 나는 나의 친구, 형제 및 자매 모두의 도움말 및 지원하는 필요합니다. 기부 및 문제가있는 사람들을 도와주세요.

    我开始做一个捐赠淹缅甸。我需要帮助,我所有的朋友,兄弟姐妹的及支援。请捐款帮助与谁是麻烦的人民。

    ฉันจะเริ่มต้นที่จะทำสำหรับการบริจาคน้ำท่วมน้ำในพม่า ฉันต้องการความช่วยเหลือและรองรับทั้งหมดของเพื่อน ๆ พี่ ๆ น้อง ๆ และน้องสาว กรุณาบริจาคและช่วยให้คนที่กำลังมีปัญหา

    Ben Myanmar Su Flood için bağış yapmaya başlar. Ben arkadaşlarım, kardeşler ve sisterss tüm bir yardım ve Destekler gerekir. Bağış ve başı dertte olan halklara yardım edin.
    Sisimulan ko na gawin ang isang donasyon para s 4w
  •   ameldevina I wish I could work for @worldhealthorganization 4w
  •   panda_phyu_phway @worldhealthorganization ........ .....please help myanmar...Now myanmar peoples facing with heavy flood disaster and we don't have enough materials to rescue for peoples... 4w
  •   pa2paducah @joed1007 I wish 4w

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worldhealthorganization Mohamed Soumah, 27, was the first person to be vaccinated in the #Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea. "It wasn't easy, I can't say I wasn't afraid, I was afraid. #People in the village were saying that the #injection was to kill me. I was the first one to be injected, the very first, here in my #village on March 23. 44 people were vaccinated. I had fever after the vaccination, it worried me a bit, but they warned me that would happen and it didn't last long. I've been monitored for three months and I've had no problems. The last follow up, 84 days after the vaccination, was all clear". The world is on the verge of an effective ‪‎Ebola vaccine. Results from an interim analysis of the ‪#‎Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine #trial show that the vaccine VSV-EBOV is highly effective against Ebola. While the #vaccine up to now shows 100% efficacy in individuals, more conclusive evidence is needed and trials will continue. This is an extremely promising development. This record-breaking work marks a turning point in the #history of #health #research and #development.

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