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As part of our response to the #diphtheria outbreak among #Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh🇧🇩, WHO is training local and international doctors, intensive care nurses and other healthcare professional to ensure they know how to distinguish diphtheria from an ordinary sore throat and how to correctly administer diphtheria antitoxins.

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User Image who Posted: Feb 21, 2018 9:59 AM (UTC)
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Hello from #Sudan! 🇸🇩
To support better health for refugees from #SouthSudan, our colleagues are working with partners like @savethechildren and @un_ocha.
It’s time for #HealthForAll!
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Europe saw a 400% increase in #measles cases in 2017 compared to 2016.
Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease.
We can stop measles.
#VaccinesWork
📷: @gavialliance
User Image who Posted: Feb 20, 2018 11:03 AM (UTC)
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“I enjoy everything about my job, especially organising the vaccination campaigns. On those days, I start at 5 am. You have to be ready early morning, when the vaccines arrive, and up until late night to collect and update data. The biggest moment is when you compile and send out the data. That’s when I think, ‘Yes, we did it.’ I never had an ambition to be a clinician. I love the field and the challenges of #publichealth.” Dr Ariful Islam, a WHO Surveillance and Immunisation Medical Officer, often thinks of himself as a “street doctor “ because that is where you can find him, among the communities he is serving.

He first arrived in Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh in September 2017 to support WHO’s response to the #Rohingya crisis for the first Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign that reached over 94,000 children. He also supported the second MR vaccination campaign that reached over 286,000 children and for a diphtheria vaccination campaign that targeted 318,000 children. He was once again in Cox’s Bazar to support the second diphtheria vaccination campaign to reach nearly 300,000 children, which has just concluded. 📷: WHO Bangladesh/ @intrepidframes
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Every birth is unique. Some labours progress quickly, others don't. Unnecessary medical interventions should be avoided if the woman and her baby are in good condition.
#Childbirth
User Image who Posted: Feb 17, 2018 4:37 PM (UTC)

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Vaccines prevent deadly illnesses.
#VaccinesWork
User Image who Posted: Feb 16, 2018 9:51 PM (UTC)

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Together let's beat noncommunicable diseases!
You can #BeatNCDs by beating tobacco, unhealthy food and sugary drinks.
User Image who Posted: Feb 16, 2018 3:20 PM (UTC)
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This week, more than 37 million children will be immunized against #polio in #Pakistan. Make sure your child is vaccinated. Let's #endpolio together!
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All women have a right to a positive #childbirth experience that includes:
-Respect and dignity
-A companion of choice
-Clear communication by maternity staff
-Pain relief strategies
-Mobility in labour and birth position of choice
User Image who Posted: Feb 15, 2018 10:06 PM (UTC)

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A child is diagnosed with #cancer every 2 minutes. Let’s work together to ensure that all children can access the best possible care #ChildhoodCancer
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Where a child lives determines his or her likelihood of surviving #cancer.
We need global action to improve the lives of children with cancer. In #Myanmar, WHO has worked with local and international partners like @stjuderesearch to promote access to and completion of treatment for all.
#ChildhoodCancer
User Image who Posted: Feb 15, 2018 11:03 AM (UTC)

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A child is diagnosed with #cancer every 2 minutes.
On the International #ChildhoodCancer Day, we express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.
User Image who Posted: Feb 14, 2018 9:08 PM (UTC)

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Our health is directly related to the health of the environment we live in.
Support @UNEnvironment’s call for #CleanSeas!
#EnvironmentalHealth
User Image who Posted: Feb 14, 2018 3:56 PM (UTC)
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"The will to survive is the strongest human emotion. Our will to live as human beings is innate. I heard many painful and extremely traumatic stories from the refugees that I met in the camps. But their resilience and their will to carry on is what I admire” – our WHO colleague Purvi Paliwal shares thoughts about her experience working in Cox’s Bazar, #Bangladesh to respond to Rohingya crises.
Over 900,000 #Rohingyas have crossed over to Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
📷: @intrepidframes
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One in two children around the world have suffered physical, sexual or emotional violence in the past year. Violence against children must stop now, #EndViolence! #EndViolenceSWE
📷: @UNICEF
User Image who Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:46 PM (UTC)

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#AirPollution threatens our health. Over 80% of the world’s cities have pollution levels exceeding WHO’s guidelines for safe air. #BreatheLife
User Image who Posted: Feb 13, 2018 4:12 PM (UTC)
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"I get my children vaccinated every time", tells Abdil Sabur. His youngest daughther, 2-year-old Yusra was vaccinated against #polio in Kabul today.
This week, over 6 million children are vaccinated in #Afghanistan.
We work to reach every child so that we can #EndPolio. #VaccinesWork!
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#RoadSafety is no accident.
Between 40–50% of people drive above speed limits.
Save lives, #SlowDown!🚗
User Image who Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:24 PM (UTC)

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Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
#SafeWater
User Image who Posted: Feb 12, 2018 4:38 PM (UTC)
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Every morning, 82 #immunization teams embark on the daily mission of vaccinating more than 24,000 #Rohingya children in Cox's Bazar, #Bangladesh 🇧🇩 👉🏽#Vaccines help protect children against #diphtheria and other life-threatening diseases.

#VaccinesWork!
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Today is #EpilepsyDay. #Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. It affects people of all ages.
Epilepsy can be treated easily and affordably with inexpensive daily medication that costs as little as US$ 5 per year.