Most drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. However, drowning affects every nation in the world 🗺️
There are many tested solutions to prevent this tragedy, so let's scale up#DrowningPreventionn to save lives!
Drowning is a 🔝10 cause of death for people aged 1-24 years. Children under 5 are at greatest risk.
🆕 publication provides practical guidance for 3 🔑 interventions #PreventDrowninging:
🧒🏻provision of day-care
🏊🏾♂️swimming & water safety skills
🆘rescue & resuscitation training
Following the 2 previously published WHO interim guidance on #monkeypox for laboratory testing and for clinical management & infection prevention, the 🆕 guidance provides the first WHO recommendations on use of (smallpox) vaccines for monkeypox.
🩸 The need for blood is universal. However, access to it is limited – especially in low- & middle -income countries. Shortages in these countries impact women and children more as they tend to be the ones requiring blood the most.#GiveBloodd
🕑 From 14h00 CEST - Watch LIVE: Report of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body working on a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness & response
▶️What is genome sequencing?
▶️How does it help us track diseases?
▶️Why do countries need to continue genome sequencing in this phase of the pandemic?
📹 Watch WHO’s Chief Scientist - Dr. Soumya Swaminathan@doctorsoumyaa - explain in Science in 5.F
The Council encourages the creation of an effective FIF and the elevation of ambitions beyond business as usual.
Here are our 5 core policy principles for a successful FIF.
WHO/Europe & @ECDC_EU have released a new surveillance bulletin with an overview of cases of #hepatitis of unknown origin in children in the European Region.
Read the latest bulletin 👉bit.ly/3GBBHCkB
You would never drive a car with just 1 number on your dashboard indicating how fast you are going, so why in our economic system do we obsess over #GDP?
The @WHO Council #Economy4Health asks - if we want inclusive & sustainable growth, what metrics do we need on the dashboard?
#AskWHO Live Q&A with Dr Rosamund Lewis, WHO Head of Smallpox Secretariat & Andy Seale, WHO Strategies Advisor for Global HIV, Hepatitis & STI programmes:
🕔 Today at 6PM CEST
📺 WHO Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube
Tune in & ask your questions abou#monkeypoxoxT9
@MazzucatoM at #WHA75 Roundtable on Urgent paradigm shift towards preventing disease and promoting health: Economics of Health for All
...the cost of inaction is greater than cost of action, but then those investments...must not restrict fiscal space...
Participants were doing aerobic warming up before the #WalkTheTalk started.
#DYK, regular physical activity 🤼🧘🚵🏌🤸🏊⛹🏋🤽💃 has significant benefits for health.
It can decrease people's risk of:
#WHA75 starts Sunday. Follow history in the making:
✅ A Director-General will be elected to lead the Organization for the next 5 years
✅ Access to health care; creating healthy environments for all; pandemic preparedness will be discussed
✅ Peace & health is the Assembly theme
I'll be speaking at #WHA75 on Tuesday as Chair of the @WHO Council on the #Economy4Health.
Spending on our national & global health infrastructure needs to be recognized as a long term investment that is saving us billions down the line.
Watch live @ 13:00 CET on @WHO
In Geneva 🇨🇭 this Sunday?
Get to a healthy start to the day by joining th#WalkTheTalklk#HealthForAllll Challenge!
You can 🏃♀️🚶🏾👩🏿🦽 over 2 routes: 3 km & 4.2 km. People of all ages & abilities will start at Place des Nations from 8.30am.
Heath authorities in #Mozambique today declared an outbreak of wild #poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province had contracted the disease. So far, just one case in Mozambique has been detected.