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  Posted: Jun 15, 2011 11:29 AM FEED
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Geneva's jet d'eau paint in red for World Blood Donor Day 2011. Credit: WHO/Oliver O'Hanlon

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WHO is gravely concerned by the deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, #Syria.
Continuous and unimpeded humanitarian aid to #EasternGhouta is urgently needed, medical evacuations of critically ill patients are long overdue. Life-saving health supplies are available and WHO along with partners stands ready to respond to health needs once access is granted.
User Image who Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:11 PM (UTC)
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#RoadSafety: Around 1.25 million people die every year on the world’s roads. Save lives, #SlowDown! 🚗
User Image who Posted: Nov 21, 2017 8:49 AM (UTC)
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Amir Gul, 18, marks the wall of a house during a #polio vaccination campaign after he vaccinated all children under the age of 5 living inside. Amir Gul is one of the over 60,000 polio workers dedicated to fight the paralyzing virus. "I believe we can #EndPolio in #Afghanistan🇦🇫 if we continue our hard work," Amir Gul says. 📷: WHO/S. Ramo
User Image who Posted: Nov 20, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)
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Today is #WorldChildrensDay! We pledge to find and vaccinate every last child. By reaching every child we can #EndPolio for good
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 🇻🇦 🚭