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User Image who Posted: Nov 20, 2017 10:59 AM (UTC)
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The humanitarian needs in #Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶 are alarming. WHO has established field hospitals that are making a difference. #WHOimpact
User Image who Posted: Nov 19, 2017 9:34 PM (UTC)
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It’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. More than 1.25 million people die on the roads each year.
#RoadSafety is no accident.‬
‪To save lives:‬
‪-Don’t speed 🚗‬
‪-NEVER drink and drive‬
‪-Wear a motorcycle helmet 🏍 ‬
‪-Use a seatbelt ‬
‪-Put children in a car seat
User Image who Posted: Nov 19, 2017 3:48 PM (UTC)
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Today is #WorldToiletDay.
#DYK: More people in the world have a mobile phone📱 than a toilet 🚽 .
Around 1 billion people 💩 in the open due to lack of proper facilities.
User Image who Posted: Nov 17, 2017 5:26 PM (UTC)
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Today is #WorldPrematurityDay! Every year, more than 1 in 10 babies are born too early (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy) & this number is rising. Preventing deaths and complications from preterm birth starts with a healthy pregnancy.
User Image who Posted: Nov 17, 2017 9:12 AM (UTC)
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If you have a cough for 2 weeks or more, consult with your health care provider; it could be #tuberculosis.
Let's unite to #EndTB!
User Image who Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:24 PM (UTC)
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Remember: antibiotics don't cure viruses like colds and flu🤧. Handle #antibiotics with care.
Let’s #StopSuperbugs!
User Image who Posted: Nov 16, 2017 10:10 AM (UTC)
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“When I heard my diagnosis for the first time I was not afraid because I never really heard about tuberculosis in my life. During my stay in the hospital I’ve learned many things - I learned that it is a very dangerous disease; I learned that millions of people are dying because of it; and I learned that there is a stigma surrounding this disease. People, who are not infected, react aggressively; they blame or avoid communications with those sick with tuberculosis. As a result, sick people are afraid to speak out - they hide or lie about what is actually happening to them. In my personal experience my doctor told me not to say I have tuberculosis to anybody, otherwise I will be branded for life. I think this is the main reason why humanity still cannot beat tuberculosis. As long as people are afraid to talk about it, the disease will continue to spread. I realised I want to fight it and the only weapon I am able to use is art.” Russian artist @Paulina_Siniatkina made a series of artworks during her months of #tuberculosis treatment in a Moscow #TB clinic. This is her story.
Today we united in #Moscow 🇷🇺 at the 1st Global WHO Ministerial Conference on Ending TB. Leave no one behind - Let’s unite to #EndTB.
User Image who Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:39 PM (UTC)
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There is no health without #HealthWorkers. We count on them to care for us in vulnerable moments of our lives.
Thank you, health workers!
User Image who Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:28 PM (UTC)
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Health workers are more powerful than you think. They not only help people get back on their feet, they also help economies grow. Invest in health workers!
#HRHForum2017 #HealthWorkers
User Image who Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:22 AM (UTC)
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Remember: Antibiotics DO NOT treat viral infections, like colds and flu.
Help us stop the spread of #AntibioticResistance, let’s #StopSuperbugs! 💊
User Image who Posted: Nov 13, 2017 5:22 PM (UTC)
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The world is running out of effective antibiotics to treat infections.
Handle #antibiotics with care💊.
Let’s #StopSuperbugs!
User Image who Posted: Nov 13, 2017 9:45 AM (UTC)
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It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week! ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. 💊
Help us stop the spread of #AntibioticResistance. Let’s #StopSuperbugs together!
User Image who Posted: Nov 12, 2017 10:30 AM (UTC)
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A child born today can hope to live into the next century. Let's tackle #ClimateChange to ensure that these children can look forward to a healthy future! #COP23
User Image who Posted: Nov 11, 2017 10:04 AM (UTC)
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Everyone, everywhere is at risk of #ClimateChange.
Let's take #ClimateAction. NOW. #COP23
User Image who Posted: Nov 10, 2017 3:12 PM (UTC)
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Our colleagues in #Bangladesh are working really hard to protect nearly 360 000 #Rohingya people —ranging from 6 months old babies to 15 years old adolescents— from dangerous diseases. The children and adolescents will receive vaccines against #measles & #rubella in Cox’s Bazar, 🇧🇩 with support from WHO & partners.
Measles is one of the major health risks for the hundreds of thousands of people who have crossed over to #Bangladesh from #Myanmar since late August. #VaccinesWork
User Image who Posted: Nov 10, 2017 9:16 AM (UTC)
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WHO welcomes the Vatican's decision to ban the sale of cigarettes as of next year.
Tobacco kills more than 7 million people every year #NoTobacco 🇻🇦 🚭
User Image who Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:55 PM (UTC)
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WHO calls for the immediate opening of all air & sea ports in #Yemen, to ensure food, fuel, medicines & supplies can enter the country and we can continue our humanitarian work.
Our supply of trauma kits in Yemen is critically low – as of 6 Nov. we have enough for 2,000 surgeries but in the past days alone we’ve used a few hundred already due to intensification of the conflict.
📷: @whoyemen
User Image who Posted: Nov 9, 2017 9:08 AM (UTC)
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Following his vaccination, this young boy is now better protected against the highly infectious polio and cholera diseases.
170 immunization teams are being supported by WHO to carry out cholera and polio vaccinations for children in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 🇧🇩
📷: WHO/Bercaru
User Image who Posted: Nov 8, 2017 5:00 PM (UTC)
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#AirPollution can be deadly and it affects nearly all of us. Over 80% of the world's cities exceed WHO guidelines for safe air. We must act NOW #COP23
User Image who Posted: Nov 8, 2017 11:06 AM (UTC)
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Local communities in Kween district, #Uganda are leading the #Marburg Virus response activities with the support from the Ministry of Health, WHO and partners.
Marburg virus disease is a severe illness in humans that can be fatal.