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During my visit to @WHO's logistics hub, I was pleased to see assistive technology ready for delivery across #Ukraine. In this terribly difficult time for everyone in 🇺🇦, we must ensure access to these tools, so that persons with disabilities can be mobileDc
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Dear @NujeenMustafa, it was such an honour to welcome you at @WHO. I deeply admire your strength to learn & advance your skills despite having to flee the war in Syria in your wheelchair & being denied access to school. You're a true force & special in so many wonderful ways. twitter.com/nujeenmustafa/…
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My huge thanks to you, Prime Minister @MichealMartinTD, for joining our launch event today, and especially for your leadership in advocating for equitable access to assistive technology. #ATChangesLives and enables people to follow their aspirations. twitter.com/MichealMartinT…
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Can’t make it on Sunday? No problem! Download the dedicated "#WalkTheTalk 2022" app and join the #Sport4Health event from anywhere in the 🌎🌍🌏 Show us how you 🏃‍♂️👩🏿‍🦽🏃🏾‍♀️🧑🏻‍🦯🏃🏾🚶🏻🤸🏽‍♂️ by sharing photos & videos on so#HealthForAlling bit.ly/3KJtInfss://t.co/3xLlIlNdo6
Assistive products are generally considered a means to participate in community life & in wider society on an equal footing with others. Without them, people suffer exclusion, are at risk of isolation, live in poverty, may face hunger, and be forced to depend more on others.
Assistive technology is a life changer – it opens the door to education for children with impairments, employment & social interaction for adults living with disabilities, and an independent life of dignity for older persons bit.ly/3Ngnf54
Affordability is a major barrier to access. Around two thirds of people with assistive products reported out-of-pocket payments for them. Others reported relying on family and friends to financially support their needs bit.ly/3Ngnf54 twitter.com/WHO/status/152…
The report notes that the number of people in need of one or more assistive products is likely to rise to 3.5 billion by 2050, due to populations ageing and the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases rising across the world twitter.com/WHO/status/152…
Almost one billion children & adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology are denied access, particularly in low- & middle-income countries, where access can be as low as 3% of the need for these life-changing products bit.ly/3Ngnf54
More than 2.5 billion people - or 1 in 3 people - need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition: New WHO & @UNICEF report bit.ly/3Ngnf54
LIVE: Launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
IN 15 MINS: Join us at the launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology at 15h00 CEST �who-e.zoom.us/j/92185676388E Password: GReAT2022T
More than 1 billion people around the world need 1 or more assistive products. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, join the @WHO/@UNICEF launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology: ⏰ 15:00 CEST 📺@WHOO twitter.com/WHO/status/152…z
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I'm looking forward to meeting Heather and Mark - true champions of #ClimateAction, who are cycling the talk to protect our children's health. If you're in Geneva 🇨🇭 on Sunday 22 May, please join us at Place des Nations 8:30am#HealthForAllltwitter.com/DiarmidCL/stat…Rtwitter.com/diarmidcl/stat…cW
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Last week I visited a hospital in Makariv, #Ukraine, that is severely damaged & out of function, and a #primaryhealthcare facility that is completely destroyed. This tragic outcome is denying people of health services. Health care is #NotATarget. We ask Russia to end this war.
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Millions of people don't live in peace. Millions don't have access to food and health care. Millions are dying due to a war. On International Day of Living Together in Peace, we call on all world leaders to work together to end wars and secure peace for everyone, everywhere.
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What is WHO’s recommendation for #COVID19 vaccines for children? If you live in a country where this vaccine is not available to children, how can you keep your child safe from COVID-19? WHO’s Chief Scientist @doctorsoumya explains in #ScienceIn5 👇s
The effective collaboration between @WHO and @StatePRM has helped provide thousands of Syrian refugees in Darashakran Refugee camp in Erbil governorate with access to quality healthcare services, including primary, referral and psychosocial services.
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Over 150,000 ❤️ at the National COVID Memorial Wall in London. This is tragic. #COVID19 has claimed so many lives. To protect yourself & others, -Get vaccinated -#WearAMask -Keep physical distance -Open windows -Cover your cough/sneeze -Clean 👐 o
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The GRAND PRIX in the Universal Health Coverage category is attributed to “Pre-eclampsia: Predict Earlier, Prevent Earlier” a documentary about maternal health by the Indonesian Prenatal Institute 🇮�#Film4Healthlthyoutu.be/EXoQLmpaPnYTAiXy
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The GRAND PRIX in the Better Health & Well-being category goes to “Euphoric” by Nirmala Choudhary & Roopali Ramesh Kumar from India 🇮🇳 A powerf#Film4Healthlth on Female Genital Mutilation & women’s rightsyoutu.be/pNPdVdFlEDodH2QC
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The GRAND PRIX in the Health Emergencies category is attributed to “Intensive” by Oliver John Pratt from the United Kingdom 🇬🇧. This is an animation film about a severe case #COVID19D19#Film4Healthlthyoutu.be/mbTB0R4uwo034P0u
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The student film special goes to Merel van der Stelt from The Netherlands 🇳🇱 for the documentary “Improving Lives in Three Dimensions: 3D-Printed Prostheses”. Watch th#Film4Healthlth shot in Sierra Leone hereyoutu.be/HZJdIKWlcnopu4Ja
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The special prize for a film about Health Innovation is attributed “For Every Girl, a Forest” by Jose Corbella from Argentina 🇦🇷. This documentary about gender equity was made in India#Film4Healthlthyoutu.be/NQmoqAEAxCUIN19r
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The special prize for a film about Rehabilitation is attributed to the short animation entitled “Sim-Patia” by Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado from Spain 🇪🇸 and Rossana Giacomelli from Italy �#Film4Healthealyoutu.be/GA6M4vMA5mITGqsPLW
🏆#HealthForAlll Film Festival winner: The special prize for a Very Short Film on health is attributed to "Glamming my wounds" by Terry Ombaka from Kenya 🇰🇪 Watch this touchi#Film4Healthlth on Gender Based Violence here:youtu.be/gn6f8g-0rtgeK4q5
Assistive technology should be easily accessible to everyone without putting them in financial hardship bit.ly/3Ne5W4E #ATChangesLives
Join us at the launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology 🗓️ Monday, 16 May 2022 🕒 15h00 CEST who-e.zoom.us/j/92185676388WjE Password: GReAT2022#ATChangesLivesvitc
The winners 🏆 of the 3rd#HealthForAlll Film Festival are revealed today! Make sure to follow the#Film4Healthh awards ceremony from 5PM CEST: 🎞who.int/film-festivalC0m
There are more than 240 Primary Health Care centres in the @mophleb network that offer preventive and curative services at an affordable cost. With the financial support of the @EUinLebanon , @WHO in partnership with @ymcalebanon,
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Pleased to be in Vienna, #Austria, for the @UN Chief Executive Board meeting. We had a very constructive discussion on how to deliver @GlobalGoalsUN and create a healthier, safer, fairer world for all. twitter.com/un_vienna/stat…
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On 22 May, we will #WalkTheTalk 🚶‍♂️🏃‍♀️🧑‍🦽 to prom#HealthForAllrAll. Join us & follow these easy steps to help everyone enjoy a healthy & safe event:bit.ly/3syLF1vIojhD
We are facing multiple conflicts as well as: the global health crisis - #COVID19 the food crisis the energy crisis the migration crisis the #climatecrisis The convergence of all these crises is dangerous. We need strong leadership to address all the problems wherever they are.
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The WHO Nursing and Midwifery Global Community of Practice offers resources & support for nurses around the world nursingandmidwiferyglobal.org
Big Tobacco poisons our oceans: 👎 beaches are littered with millions of cigarette butts, but the industry gets press for funding beach clean-ups. This is greenwashing. #NoTobaccoo means less microplastic & toxins in our oceans. #TobaccoExposedd: �bit.ly/3w4SAlqlhs
Thank you to nurses everywhere! 💙For being with us during our most beautiful and our hardest moments 💙For working 24/7 or more during th#COVID1919 pandemic 💙For everything you do every day If you know a nurse, send them some love today!#InternationalNursesDayDaEC
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On #InternationalNursesDay, we must hear once again @AnnetteMKennedy's powerful words on why we must invest in the health workforce & fix the shortage of nurses & midwives around the 🌍. Do we value the lives of ALL our#healthworkerss equally enough?4
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Nurses are critical health workers. Investment in their education & training will result in: 1️⃣ improved health outcomes 2️⃣ global health security 3️⃣ inclusive economic growth #InternationalNursesDay
#TobaccoExposed: Big Tobacco uses greenwashing tactics to appear socially responsible, while, in reality, their products & business practices destroy the environment. They dump toxic waste & deplete natural resources. 🚭bit.ly/3w4SAlqz #NoTobaccoo = a healthier 🌐 + Qxt
#DYK: A smoker produces 5⃣ tonnes of CO2 in their lifetime? 🚭bit.ly/3w4SAlqK #NoTobaccoo = a healthier 🌐 + lEw
On International Nurses Day, Tetiana Freishyn shares her story as a nurse in #Ukraine amid the war. “I was very much in doubt whether to stay or leave, but as a medical surgical nurse, I quickly realized that my skills were needed here. So, I stayed.” bit.ly/3PfhxSH
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Vaccination is the best way to save lives, protect communities & health systems & minimise “long COVID”. Today's Global Summit on #COVID19 is another opportunity to focus on working towards the 70% vaccination target, & on sharing antivirals & tests fairly around the world.
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As we learn lessons from the pandemic, WHO’s priorities for the next 5 years incl. an urgent paradigm shift towards promoting health & well-being & preventing disease by addressing its root causes. We value the role that nurses will contribute in this bit.ly/3MaDnoy
#TobaccoExposed: it's the industry of mass destruction that's poisoning our 🌎🌍🌏 Every year: 🪓 600 Million trees are chopped down to make 6 trillion cigarettes 💀 8 million people die from tobacco Don’t fall for the tobacco industry’s greenwashibit.ly/3w4SAlqrTAenYT
The #COVID19 technologies offered include the stabilized spike protein used in currently available COVID-19 vaccines, research tools for vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostic development, as well as early-stage vaccine candidates and diagnostics. Full list bit.ly/3l2L1VV
The licenses will allow manufacturers from around the world to work with @MedsPatentPool & WHO’s #COVID19 Technology Access Pool to make these technologies accessible to people living in low- and middle-income countries and help put an end to the pandemic. twitter.com/WHO/status/152…
WHO’s #COVID19 Technology Access Pool and the @MedsPatentPool finalized a licensing agreement with the United States @NIH for the development of several innovative therapeutics, early-stage vaccines and diagnostic tools for COVID-19 bit.ly/3l2L1VV
In 2019 #WalkTheTalk: The #HealthForAll Challenge attracted thousands of people to Geneva. Don't miss the action this year on 22 May. Show your support for #Sport4Health by joining us for a healthy & safe event or participate by downloading the app: 📲bit.ly/3KJtInfcG
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