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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus @ #UNGA Aug 19
My 3 requests for countries at today: 1⃣ Invest in 2⃣ Invest in emergency preparedness 3⃣ Make sure their Heads of State attend meeting on universal health coverage next month to catalyze political commitment for .
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WHO African Region Aug 23
experiences more than 160 acute health emergencies each year, 82% of which are due to preventable infectious disease outbreaks. Emergency preparedness is key – it will preserve economies and save lives.
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Seth Berkley Aug 23
Strong & surveillance systems are the best armor we have against the growing number of disease outbreaks. Great to see the high level of commitment from African governments to invest in these defenses.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 20
Replying to @DrTedros @WHOAFRO and 2 others
"Investing in preparedness saves lives, and it saves money"- at
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus @ #UNGA Aug 21
I keep repeating that health is a political choice. Delighted that my brothers and sisters at committed to achieving universal health coverage in . Together, for !
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 19
"Today we pay tribute to the thousands of humanitarian workers all over the world who put themselves in danger to serve others. Their efforts are nothing short of heroic"- at
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 23
This outbreak has underlined the importance of building strong health systems, so countries can cope with public health emergencies. At , MoHs agreed to a regional strategy to work together in disease surveillance & response to mitigate the impact of outbreaks.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus @ #UNGA Aug 19
Beating the drum for health at . Thank you 🇨🇬 and !
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 20
It’s been a year since the latest outbreak in was announced and a month since it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. briefed today on the current situation of the response.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 23
To conclude the I thank those who travelled from all over to Brazzaville to show commitment towards one common goal: good health & well-being for all Africans. Already looking forward to the 70th RC next year in , – but there is work to be done first.
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WFSA Aug 30
WFSA attended the 's to present a statement on addressing the urgent need for in , & congratulate those countries who have adopted , urging others to join this process.
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WHO Rwanda Aug 22
The double burden of malnutrition continue to grow i Africa. urges African stated to develop & strengthen national policies, legislation & regulations to promote & protect healthy diets.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 19
"We now have a vaccine that is more than 97% effective and treatments that are more than 90% effective if used early enough. is preventable and treatable. We need to make sure everyone in the affected area knows that"- at
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 20
Replying to @DrTedros @WHOAFRO and 3 others
" is more than just an outbreak; it’s a complex humanitarian emergency. Ending it cannot be a job solely for or . We need everyone to do their job, and to be accountable for what they have signed up to do"-
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus @ #UNGA Aug 19
70% of the world’s burden is concentrated in just 11 countries, 10 of them in sub-Saharan . starts with political commitment. Today I ask each of the 10 affected countries to demonstrate that commitment.
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Amir Aman, MD Aug 22
Immunization side event: shared 🇪🇹’s achievements made by all-women Community Health Workers & Health Development Armies & community-based Primary Health Care Unit. ”If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a community.”
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Nicole Sarkis Aug 21
The First Lady of the Republic of the Congo on sickle cell - a disease affecting 120 million people globally, more than half of those affected are living in Africa
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World Health Organization (WHO) Aug 19
"No country can afford to wait for an outbreak. Investments in preparedness will save lives and save money. And we call upon the international community to support in closing the gaps"- at
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Africa CDC Aug 22
: Signing ceremony of the Joint workplan for and : Commissioner H.E. Amira and Regional Director Dr. .
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Mwele Malecela Aug 22
It was wonderful seeing you at my dear sister scientist extraordinaire and global health diplomat. Nice to see the continent giving well deserved prominence to Sickle Cell Disease.
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