worldhealthorganization #Aerial view of the set of World Health +SocialGood, a live #talkshow with #health experts during the #WorldHealthAssembly, starts today highlighting #AntimicrobialResistance. More topics to be discussed tomorrow and Friday.
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worldhealthorganization A view of and from the balcony inside Room XVIII where Committee A discussions are taking place during the #WorldHealthAssembly.
Committee A of the Health Assembly discusses technical and #health matters
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worldhealthorganization Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the #UnitedNations Framework Convention on Climate Change (@unfccc), addressed the #WorldHealthAssembly #WHA69 today. She stressed the links between #climatechange and #health, including those related to the spread of vector-borne diseases.
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  •   helpmesee In addition to climate change's impact on vector-borne diseases, there are many added challenges posed to public health, including for the issues of preventable blindness. 5h

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worldhealthorganization The 69th session of the #WorldHealthAssembly #WHA69 elected Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saidi, Minister of Health of #Oman as its new President
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worldhealthorganization WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, left the podium after addressing the 69th session of the #WorldHealthAssembly #WHA69 on Monday.
“WHO, together with its multiple partners, is poised to save many more millions of lives,” said Dr Chan.
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worldhealthorganization The 69th session #WorldHealthAssembly started Monday in #Geneva, #Switzerland.
Over 3,500 delegates from WHO’s 194 Member States and partner organizations attend the Health Assembly, including 140 Ministers of Health.
For those who wants to follow the discussions remotely can follow hashtag #WHA69.
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worldhealthorganization "We can celebrate the fastest scale-up of a life-saving treatment in history. More than 15 million people living with #HIV are now receiving antiretroviral therapy, up from just 690,000 in 2000" — WHO DIrector-General Dr Margaret Chan, 69th World Health Assembly
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worldhealthorganization The 69th World Health Assembly #WHA69 started today!
Over 3,500 delegates from WHO's 194 Member States and partner organizations attend the Health Assembly, including more than 140 Ministers of Health.

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worldhealthorganization Of the 120 million people aged 80 or over, the majority are #women.
Older women play valuable roles at all levels of society. Yet, many older women can’t meet their basic needs. They are more likely than men to be poor, and less likely to have gained pension rights during their working life, in part because they assume the bulk of care responsibilities.
A shift in the way society understands #gender and #ageing and how we organise our health and social systems is required for women of all ages to lead active and #healthy lives.
Let’s act together to break down the pervasive negative stereotypes associated with gender and ageing.
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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  •   buildingliteracyindonesia We are aging as a world. Governments and international organizations should determine the best ways to address global aging issues, such as providing healthcare, educating the elderly and more. 3d
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worldhealthorganization WHO colleagues look on as a colleague from MAGNA, #vaccination partner of @unicef describes the details of the vaccination registry in the #Juba Protection of Civilians site, in #SouthSudan.
“Health Cluster partners and their extended networks continue to be committed to improving the lives of the people of South Sudan despite the difficult circumstances,” Dr Gabriel Novelo, WHO Technical Officer for the #GlobalHealth Cluster.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

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worldhealthorganization At a #nutrition center run by #GlobalHealth Cluster partners, @concernworldwide and @unicef, in #SouthSudan, a #healthworker helps a #mother to weigh her child to check on the #child’s nutrition levels.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization WHO Technical Officer for the Global Health Cluster, Dr Gabriel Novelo, also found many bright spots on his trip to #SouthSudan, including a rehabilitated #healthfacility run by the International Rescue Committee (@theirc), a Global Health Cluster partner.
People waited to be seen for services such as #primaryhealth care, #vaccination, #nutrition and antenatal care services.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization The intentional destruction of #medical facilities has undermined the ability of #HealthCluster partners to help people. All of the equipment and facilities at the #Bentiu Hospital facility in #SouthSudan were deliberately destroyed in April of 2014, including this incubator intended to help premature newborn babies.
The destruction of the Bentiu Hospital facility has meant that up to 900,000 people lost access to their main reference #hospital in the state.
“The destruction of health equipment like this can never be justified; it really is one of the unnecessary casualties of this conflict. It is a major frustration that Health Cluster partners keep encountering and discourages local health workers from coming back,” said Dr Gabriel Novelo, WHO Technical Officer for the Global Health Cluster.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization #Conflict and insecurity in #SouthSudan hinder the #HealthCluster’s ability to effectively deliver #healthservices across the country. The wreckage of an #ambulance repeatedly attacked in #Bentiu #Hospital now sits immobilized beyond repair.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization A #healthworker for the International Rescue Committee (@theirc) a #GlobalHealth Cluster partner, treats a #patient at the #PrimaryHealth Care Center in the #Bentiu Protection of Civilians Site in #SouthSudan. Estimates find that the country has one #physician for 65,000 people and one #midwife for 39,000 people.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization A clinical officer for the International Rescue Committee (@theirc) a #GlobalHealth Cluster partner, meets with a client in one of the five #PrimaryHealth Care Centers in #Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in #SouthSudan, that hosts some 120,000 people fleeing conflict in Unity State.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/G. Novelo
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worldhealthorganization Dr David Lai, a #PublicHealth Officer based in #Juba, loads medical supplies onto a @unitednations WHO and partners seized on an opportunity to deliver 500kg of #medicalsupplies, including kits for #traumacare and #anaesthesia to the remote Ganyiel Primary Health Care Center in #Panyijar County, #UnityState, #SouthSudan. The center has a capacity of 36 beds to serve more than 56,000 people. It is the only health facility in Panyijar County that offers Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care. Dr Lai is deployed by @worldvision WHO through the NGO Consortium for the Global Health Cluster.

In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

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worldhealthorganization During his visit to #SouthSudan, Dr Gabriel Novelo, WHO Technical Officer for the Global Health Cluster (left), helped with loading a #shipment of medical supplies to Ganyel Primary #HealthCare Center in #Panyijar County, #UnityState. “South Sudan is a challenging country to work in because of the lack of national capacity, decreasing resources and the persistent insecurity that keeps people constantly on the move,” Dr Novelo said. “However, I met many great people and partners who are dedicated to making it work to deliver #lifesaving health services to people who desperately need it.” In South Sudan, WHO supports the Ministry of #Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by #conflict.
Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex #emergencies resulting from prolonged conflict, #climatechange, a broken #healthsystem and #outbreaks of communicable #diseases,” said Dr Abdulmumini Usman, WHO Representative in South Sudan.

Photo: WHO/J. Ebrahim
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worldhealthorganization Codex Alimentarius, the
@unitednations' #food standards body, wants you to post your #CodexCAC39 #photos on #Instagram!
Post a #photo using the hashtag (#CodexCAC39) and raise awareness of the importance of the work Codex to make #safefood.
Tell us in the post where the photo was taken and why you think #CodexAlimentarius is important for #foodsafety and #fairpractices in #foodtrade.
The photo must be original, which means you should take it yourself.
Codex Alimentarius is a joint intergovernmental body of WHO and @unfao and is about safe, good food for everyone - everywhere.
Codex protects #consumer #health and promotes fair practice in the food trade by:
· Negotiating recommendations in all areas relating to food safety and quality
· Establishing limits for #foodadditives, contaminants, #pesticide residues and veterinary drugs that can be present in food
· Setting international #standards for food that are agreed by global consensus and based on sound #science
In this photo: Fresh #vegetable stall in #Russia.
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worldhealthorganization A life spent working at home leaves many older #women with limited access to #healthcare and social services

#YearsAhead #ageing #publichealth #health
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