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The WHO Western Pacific Region works w/ gov'ts & partners in Asia and the Pacific to improve the health & well-being of nearly 1.9 billion men, women & children
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 16
Are we safer from health security threats than we were a decade ago, following the H1N1 flu pandemic? Or than we were when emerged 17 yrs ago? Find out what WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr ’s thinks. Link:
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Dr Takeshi Kasai Jan 15
With the start of this new decade, and have just released a list of urgent, global health challenges. We all face shared threats and we must act now to invest more resources in core health priorities and systems:
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jan 16
Wash your 🖐🏼 with 🧼 and running water when hands are visibly dirty. If your 🖐🏼 are not visibly dirty, wash them with 🧼 and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 16
In up to 99% of cases, domestic dogs are responsible for transmission of the virus to humans, which occurs mostly through bites or scratches, usually through their saliva Vaccinate dogs against rabies and prevent dog bites to help prevent rabies:
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Washing your hands 👐 is one of the ways to protect yourself and others from getting sick.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHO
Travel advice was posted by on 10 January. Based on currently available information, WHO does not recommend any restriction of travel or trade.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHO
Good progress is being made. is working closely with officials in China, Japan and Thailand regarding the novel coronavirus.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHOWPRO
We are still in the early stages of understanding this new virus, where it came from, and how it affects people. There is still many unknowns, and the situation may continue to evolve.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHOWPRO
The fact that some cases do not seem to be linked with the Huanan seafood market means we cannot exclude the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHOWPRO
According to the latest information we have, there is no clear evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission and there are no infections reported among health care workers.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Replying to @WHO
It is not surprising that there are cases outside of China, and it is possible that there will be cases in other countries in the future. encourages all countries to continue preparedness activities. We have issued interim guidance on how to do this.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Japan has reported 2019-nCOV in a man in his 30s in Japan who travelled to Wuhan. Japanese officials report that he did not visit the Huanan seafood market which has been linked to many of the people with in Wuhan. The patient has been discharged from hospital in Japan.
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
If we stop vaccination, diseases that have become uncommon will return. Vaccines are a great tool that can eliminate diseases from the map. Protected together, !
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
Investing in women and the education of girls to enter formal, paid work will increase gender equality and women’s empowerment as women gain income, education and autonomy 👉
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 15
The prevalence of adult obesity is increasing in . The most effective policies for reducing undernutrition, obesity and other forms of malnutrition, are those aimed at prevention, especially by ensuring healthy diets for children.
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Dr Takeshi Kasai Jan 14
The emergence of is a reminder that our region is a hotspot for emerging infectious diseases and disasters. My OpEd in explains why we need to strengthen health security across the Region. No single country or organization can do it alone. We must work together.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jan 14
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel (2019-nCoV) identified in , 🇨🇳.
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Dr Takeshi Kasai Jan 14
We are monitoring the updates regarding the eruption and our thoughts are with all those who are affected. To stay safe, follow these health tips by
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 13
The world is also facing a shortfall of 18 million health workers needed to deliver and sustain universal health coverage by 2030. More than half of that shortfall is nurses and midwives
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 13
Reduce your risk of coronavirus infection by following these tips!
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