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World Health Organization (WHO) 59m
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tracking helps us understand how common birth defects are around the 🌍. Updated resources are available for birth defects tracking programs to improve their efforts, so we can ensure 👶🏾👶🏼 get the care they need
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World Health Organization (WHO) 2h
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Many go unreported worldwide, and surveillance systems, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, are weak or do not exist. By investing in birth defects surveillance countries can adequately provide care to children and families 👉
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World Health Organization (WHO) 2h
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Counting the numbers of birth defects, deaths and causes of deaths helps to understand: ✅ Magnitude of the problem ✅ How to prevent ✅ Plan resources for health systems to improve the lives of children already living with birth defects 👉
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WHO African Region 3h
Don't miss tomorrow's press briefing on responding to misinformation in & the official launch of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance Network. 📅3rd Dec 2020 🕒13:00 (GMT+1)
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World Health Organization (WHO) 3h
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An estimated 295K newborns 👶🏾👶🏼 die within 4 weeks of birth every year due to 👉
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World Health Organization (WHO) 3h
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Vaccination 💉, adequate intake of folic acid or iodine through fortification of staple foods or supplementation, and adequate antenatal care throughout 🤰 can prevent
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World Health Organization (WHO) 4h
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The most common are: 🔺Congenital heart defects 🔺Neural tube defects 🔺Down syndrome 🔺Hemoglobin disorders (thalassemia and sickle cell disease) 🔺G6PD deficiency (Glucose -6-phosphate dehydrogenase)
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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Here is the link to the WHO updated guidance on when and where the public and should 👉
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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😷 Q&A 👉
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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This is how children can properly 😷 Read more about children & masks in relation to 👉
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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Watch this explainer about the three layers a fabric mask should have to protect you from .
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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Here are some tips on how to make your own fabric mask 😷
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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😷 How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely: Don’ts More:
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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😷 How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely: Do’s More:
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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To reduce your risk from , when you are spending time indoors with people who are not part of your household unless you're sure the ventilation is good ⬇
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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Watch this video to see how and when to use a medical mask 😷 during
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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If you are taking care at home for a patient and it is not possible to stay in separate room, wear a medical mask 😷 and keep a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet). Keep the room well-ventilated.
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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In areas of cluster or community transmission of , WHO recommends all people in health settings, including , caregivers, other staff and service providers, outpatients and visitors. This is called “universal masking” in health facilities.
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World Health Organization (WHO) 5h
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WHO continues to recommend medical mask use for as part of full personal protective equipment when caring for suspected or confirmed patients 👉
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