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Joined April 2008
This year at @WUF_UNHabitat, our Assistant Director-General Naoko Yamamoto is joining world leaders to discuss opportunities for improving urban health. Learn more about #UrbanHealth 👉bit.ly/UrbanHealthWHO
Opening ceremony of World Urban Form 11 in Katowice, Poland. Prime Minister of Poland welcomed us, shared history of development, and underlined importance of equity and its impacts on health and wellbeing of people.
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"#Nigeria, which has been battling a #monkeypox outbreak since 2017, has reported more cases this year, which could mean it matches or exceeds previous peaks. Furthermore, the virus has now been identified in 50+ new countries and that trend is likely to continue"-@DrTedros
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"I am concerned about sustained transmission because it would suggest that the virus is establishing itself and it could move into high-risk groups including children, the immunocompromised and pregnant women"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"Right now the action WHO would like to see: 1️⃣countries should increase surveillance by boost testing 2️⃣countries should take a best practice approach to managing the response. WHO has published clinical guidance to assist public health agencies & 👩‍⚕️ on the frontlines"-@DrTedros
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"3️⃣ actively engage communities. With large gatherings happening around the world there are opportunities to both squash the stigma around the virus and spread good information so people can protect themselves"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"Right now the action WHO would like to see: 1️⃣countries should increase surveillance by boost testing 2️⃣countries should take a best practice approach to managing the response. WHO has published clinical guidance to assist public health agencies & 👩‍⚕️ on the frontlines"-@DrTedros
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"WHO is actively working with LGBTQI+ communities to do just that and we encourage groups to get in touch with us if we can support"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"3️⃣ actively engage communities. With large gatherings happening around the world there are opportunities to both squash the stigma around the virus and spread good information so people can protect themselves"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"4️⃣ ensure that we provide equitable access to counter measures like vaccines and anti virals and also ensure the systematic collection of clinical data and efficacy to inform future recommendations"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"WHO has been convening scientists via the R&D blueprint for epidemics to speed up research and development into tests, treatments and vaccines for monkeypox and develop a protocol for therapeutic development and rollout"-@DrTedros #monkeypox
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"The food crisis. Across the globe, spiking prices of not only food but fuel and other commodities are leading to millions of people missing meals and going hungry. This is having major physical and mental health repercussions"-@DrTedros
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"People need access to affordable and nutritious food, as well as support through these difficult times. Some regions like the Horn of Africa are facing extremely serious food insecurity issues that could lead to famine"-@DrTedros
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"Over 80 million people, 1 in 4, in the Eastern Africa region are food insecure and resorting to desperate measures in order to feed themselves and their families"-@DrTedros
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"People need access to affordable and nutritious food, as well as support through these difficult times. Some regions like the Horn of Africa are facing extremely serious food insecurity issues that could lead to famine"-@DrTedros
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"Lack of food and nutrition weakens people’s immune system and puts them more at risk of disease. Children that are undernourished are at higher risk of death from pneumonia, diarrheal disease and measles"-@DrTedros
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"As I said at the @G7, WHO is working with partners on the ground to respond to this health & nutrition crisis: -getting essential health services to those in need -treating sick children with severe malnutrition -preventing, detecting, responding to disease outbreaks"-@DrTedros
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"WHO is setting up a hub in Nairobi from where it will coordinate the response & organize the delivery of live-saving medical supplies to where they are needed most. These supplies include 💊, 💉, the products & equipment to treat children who are severely malnourished"-@DrTedros
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"WHO is working with Ministries of Health in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda to set up robust disease surveillance system to be able to quickly detect and respond to disease outbreaks"-@DrTedros
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"In light of the decision by the 🇺🇸 Supreme Court overturning ‘ #RoeVsWade ’, I want to reaffirm WHO’s position. All women should have the right to choose when it comes to their bodies and health. Full stop"- @DrTedros [Corrected the account tag]
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"Safe #abortion IS health care. It saves lives. Restricting it drives women and girls towards unsafe abortions; resulting in complications, even death. The evidence is irrefutable"-@DrTedros
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"Limiting access to safe #abortion costs lives and has a major impact particularly on women from the poorest and most marginalized communities"-@DrTedros
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"Over the last 40 years, the global trend is toward women having greater access to safe abortion and while last week was a set-back, it is more important than ever to come together to protect women’s right to safe #abortion - everywhere"-@DrTedros
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