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Waiving intellectual property protections on #COVID19 vaccines will be very important for increasing production capacity and achieving #VaccinEquity. This is in the interest of all countries. #InThisTogether
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In the #UnitedKingdom🇬🇧, voluntary targets for food manufacturers to reformulate products decreased adul#saltlt intake by approximately 15% between 2003 and 2011, showing that target-setting across multiple food categories can achieve meaningful reductions in sodium consumptionCB
We need countries to establish policies to reduce salt intake and provide people with the information they need to make the right food choices. We also need the food and beverage industry to cut sodium levels in processed foods #LessSalt #BeatNCDs
Today, the Climate Resilient Health Systems Initiative was launched at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The WHO supported initiative aims to ensure that by 2030 all health systems worldwide have strengthened resilience against impacts of #climatechange. �
The WHO Global Sodium Benchmarks will also encourage industry to lower the sodium content in processed foods accordingly and advance toward the WHO goal of 30% reduction in global salt/sodium intake by 2025…
How do we know if we are making a measurable impact on health? Routine delivery stocktakes are data-driven reviews to critically assess gaps and scale solutions. We were already off-track before #COVID19 & must rapidly accelerate to address shortfalls ▶️
Confusingly, similar processed food products often contain different amounts of sodium in different countries. WHO’s harmonized global benchmarks will show countries how they can progressively lower their targets, based on their local food environments.
The Committee sought to answer key questions relating to the functioning of the IHR during the #COVID19 pandemic, such as what did and did not work in the implementation of the IHR…
Findings of the Review Committee on the Functioning of the International Health Regulations (2005) during the #COVID19 Response
The Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme published its 9th report which is based on their work from May 2020 to April 2021. More
If you have #COVID19 & are caring for someone/yourself at 🏠, WHO’s Dr@diazjvv explains 🔸the treatment protocol 🔸WHO’s guidance on Remdesivir & convalescent plasma therapy 🔸how to monitor oxygen at home 🔸when you should 📞 the doctor#Sciencein5ncxHeDjM
DYK: An alcohol-based handrub is listed as a WHO essential medicine #HandHygiene 🙌 protect patients, health workers, other caregivers and everyone from infection. #CleanYourHandss to save lives in seconds by: ✅ supporting#InfectionPreventionn ✅ helping combat#COVID199
The Global Sodium Benchmarks target several categories of high-sodium 🧂 food products: 🥯 Processed and packaged bread 🥫 Savory snacks 🥩 Meat products 🧀 Cheese products. Reducing daily sodium intake can lower the risk of future high blood pressure and heart ♥️ disVECK1
The WHO Global Sodium Benchmarks aim to guide for countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in processed foods. Consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing source of sodium
Are you a frontline clinician caring for acutely ill patients, such as those with possible #COVID19? Join our 🆕#OpenWHOO course on providing high-quality emergency care for seriously ill patients. �
Most people consume 2x the WHO-recommended 5g of daily #salt intake, putting themselves at greater risk of the heart diseases & strokes that kill an estimated 3 million people each year. 🆕 WHO benchmarks help countries reduce salt intake & save lives�
WHO Director-General @DrTedros commends #UnitedStates🇺🇸 decision to support temporary waiver on intellectual property rights fo#COVID1919 vaccines.…Ml
The @WhiteHouse support for the temporary waiving IP on #COVID19 vaccines reflects the wisdom and moral leadership of 🇺🇸 to suppor#VaccinEquityty and work to end this pandemic#InThisTogetherer
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I commend 🇺🇸 for this historic decision fo#VaccinEquityty, prioritizing the well-being of all people everywhere at a critical time. Now let's all move together swiftly, in solidarity, building on the ingenuity & commitment of scientists who produced life-savin#COVID1919 vaccines.
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This is a monumental moment in the fight against #COVID19. The commitment by @POTUS Joe Biden & @USTradeRep @AmbassadorTai to support the waiver of IP protections on vaccines is a powerful example of 🇺🇸 leadership to address global health challengesEr
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It's International Day of the #Midwife & #HandHygiene Day! Remember your 5⃣ moments for 🙌 in maternity care. ✅#CleanYourHandss before: 1⃣Touching the 👩‍🦰/ 👶 2⃣Clean / aseptic procedure ✅After: 3⃣Body fluid exposure 4⃣Touching the 👩‍🦰/ 👶 5⃣Touching the 👩‍🦰 / 👶's surhgnMXavHBN
Policy makers should make life saving investments to ensure #HandHygiene products are accessible to all members of any community. Universal access to sanitation services is vital to achieve #InfectionPrevention 👉
It's #HandHygiene Day! To #CleanYourHands you might need: 🧴 alcohol-based handrub 💦 clean water 🧼 soap ✅ single use towels 🚰 functioning sinks Facility Managers play a vital role to provide reliable & uninterrupted provision of these supplies to ens#InfectionPreventiontiQzh
It's #HandHygiene Day! DYK: It is safer to frequently clean your hands 🙌 and not wear gloves. �
It's #HandHygiene Day! #InfectionPrevention & Control practitioners are 🔑 role models & mentors during activities at the point of care. They should monitor hygiene practices & provide feedback to#HealthWorkerss to promote clean & safe hands 🙌
#InfectionPrevention starts by cleaning your hands 🙌 at the right time & in the right way. Learn to#CleanYourHandss with the#OpenWHOO online course based on the WHO Guidelines on#HandHygienee in health care. The course is available in 15 languages:
#Midwives save lives & improve quality of care & the overall birthing experience for all women 🤱 & newborns 👶. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 👏👏👏THANK YOU TO ALL MIDWIVES! �#MidwivesDay�#IDM2021�esDay #IDM2021
DYK: Touching a communal bottle of alcohol-based sanitizer 🧴 will not infect you! #HandHygienee is 🔑 to beatin#COVID1919 & supportin#InfectionPreventionon.
Let's recognize the critical contribution #midwives make for global health by ensuring equal rights & equal opportunities for every midwife, everywhere! �
Today is #HandHygiene Day. Alcohol-based sanitizers 🧴 are safe for everyone to use! �
9⃣3⃣% of #midwives are women. But too many face persistent gender discrimination that prevents them from thriving professionally. Gender transformative policies are key to change this! �
To help #midwives achieve their potential, countries need to invest more in ✅ education and training ✅ health workforce & the work environment ✅ leadership & governance ✅ service delivery �
When out & about, make hand sanitizer part of your mask 😷 wearing routine.#CleanYourHandss every time you: 🧴 🙌 put on your mask 🧴 🙌 adjust/touch your mask 🧴 🙌 remove you#HandHygieneHygiene is 🔑 to #COVID19#COVID19 & sup#InfectionPreventione57ltMoFV
#Midwives do not just help women give birth. They also provide 🧡 antenatal care 🧡 postnatal care 🧡 family planning 🧡 management of sexually transmitted infections 🧡 sexual & reproductive health services Let's invest more in
It's #HandHygiene Day. The amount of alcohol-based sanitizer 🧴 you use matters! Apply a palmful of alcohol-based sanitizer to cover all surfaces of your hands �5k
The 🆕 hub will enable partners from around the 🌐 to collaborate & co-create the tools & data access that all countries need to prepare, detect & respond to pandemic & epidemic risks.
Supported by @BMG_Bund & WHO, the 🆕 Hub in Berlin 🇩🇪, will help all countries: ✅ drive innovations to increase availability & linkage of diverse data ✅ develop tools & predictive models for risk analysis ✅ monitor disease control measures &
#COVID19 has highlighted the urgency for countries to cooperate & better prepare for future pandemics. The 🆕 WHO Hub for Pandemic & Epidemic Intelligence will be a global center using 🌐 data to detect & monitor risks worldwide.
WHO is working actively to improve diagnosis and treatment for #asthma, particularly in low- and middle-income countries🌍
Don't miss out! Our #AskWHO live Q&A 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 will discuss a#COVID19VID19 and home care. Ask your questions from 𝟭𝟳𝗵𝟬𝟬 𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗧 to our Head of C@diazjv Care, @diazjv, on WHO social
It's #HandHygiene Day. How to handrub? Use alcohol-based handrub 🧴 for 20-30 seconds �w2
It is important for people living with #asthma to avoid triggers, including: ✅Viral infections (colds) ✅Tobacco smoke, ✅ Grass & Tree Pollen ✅Air pollution ✅ Animal fur &feathers ✅ Strong soaps, and perfume. �
It's #HandHygiene Day. To properly handwash you need: ✅ water 💦 ✅ soap 🧼 ✅ at least 40-60 seconds ⏳ This is how it works: Gnu
"Our aim is that the WHO Hub will take this work to the next level, generating better data and better analytics for better decision-making and a safer world."-@DrTedros…
"Indeed, it was the EIOS [Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources] system that picked up the first reports of a new virus in Wuhan, China, in the early hours of 31 December 2019."-@DrTedros…
"It builds on WHO’s existing work through the @WHOGOARN and the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources initiative, which scans online news sources for reports of public health threats."-@DrTedros…
"The WHO Hub will be part of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, and we expect it to play a vital role in the global health security ecosystem."-@DrTedros
"Hosted in Berlin, the WHO Hub will be a global centre that works with partners around the world to lead innovations in pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, surveillance and analytics."-@DrTedros
"Modern technologies give us unprecedented tools for collecting, analysing and disseminating data in real time around the world. That’s what the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence aims to do."-@DrTedros
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