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World Health Organization (WHO)

We are the #UnitedNations’ health agency - #HealthForAll.
▶️ Always check our latest tweets on #COVID19 for updated advice/information.

Geneva, Switzerland

Joined on 23 April, 2008

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Replying to @DrTedros: No one is safe until everyone is safe. #COVID19 @washingtonpost

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No one is safe until everyone is safe. #COVID19 @washingtonpost

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What kind of #COVID19 tests are available?
What are antigens and antibodies?
What about the accuracy of these tests?

@HananBalkhy explains in #ScienceIn5 ⬇️

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We want YOU!

Calling all students, film schools, health workers, NGOs, communities & filmmakers to submit their #Film4health short film 🎞️ to the #HealthForAll Film Festival until 30 January 2021.


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Health providers can support women who have experienced violence by using the LIVES model to provide survivor-centered care:

L isten
I nquire
V alidate
E nhance
S upport


#EndViolence #16days

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Given the long-term impact of radiological & nuclear emergencies, support should address both short-term and long-term needs for:
#MentalHealth & psychosocial well-being
✅ social cohesion activities
✅ clinical services


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#MentalHealth concerns of affected populations of #radiation ☢️ emergencies incl.:
🔸fear of radiation & risks for health
🔸disrupted social fabric
🔸↗️ substance use, domestic violence, depression, anxiety & stress


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The full remarks by @DrTedros 👇

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𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 #𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃𝟏𝟗 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝟕𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬.

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Quoted @WHO

From preventing diseases to boosting mental wellbeing, WHO recommends adults do

🕒 at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity; or
🕒 at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity

throughout the week. #BeActive!

"The new guidelines recommend between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week for all adults, and an average of 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents"-@DrTedros #BeActive

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Quoted @DrTedros

Every move counts, especially as we manage the #COVID19 constraints. It's important to find a way to move every day, safely & creatively. For example, I walk around or ride a stationary bike in the office while I’m on calls. You can try, too. Just #BeActive!

" #COVID19 has resulted in restrictions of many types – but everyone can remain active, whether that’s doing a workout at 🏠 or going out for a 🚶, a 🏃 or a 🚴‍♀️. It’s one way all of us can add years to life & life to years. Every move counts"-@DrTedros

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Quoted @WHO


It doesn’t matter how you move or how fit you are. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, Every Move Counts. #BeActive! 👉

"This week WHO published new guidelines on physical activity & sedentary behaviour. Physical activity is essential for physical & mental health throughout life. But 1 in 4 adults, & 4 in 5 adolescents don’t get enough physical activity"-@DrTedros #BeActive

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"WHO is continuing to support countries in different #COVID19 transmission scenarios to use testing strategically to bring outbreaks under control"-@DrTedros #ACTogether

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"Testing is the spotlight that shows where the virus is. Investments in testing must be matched by investments in isolation facilities, clinical care, protecting #healthworkers, contact tracing, cluster investigation and supported quarantine"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether

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"Everyone who needs a test should get a test. WHO’s guidance outlines how countries can test strategically based on their transmission scenario. It’s also important to remember that although testing is vital, it’s only part of the strategy"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether

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"If you don’t know where the virus is, you can’t stop it. If you don’t know who has the virus, you can’t isolate them, care for them or trace their contacts.

But testing must be strategic, in support of clear public health objectives"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether

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Quoted @WHO

"As vaccines are rolled out, testing will continue to play a vital role.
Initially, #healthworkers, older people and other at-risk groups will be prioritised for vaccination"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19

"That will still leave the #COVID19 virus with a lot of room to move, and testing will remain a vital tool for controlling the pandemic"-@DrTedros #ACTogether

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"We’re now shipping these tests around the 🌍. Last week WHO & @FINDdx launched a comprehensive training package for #healthworkers on the use of rapid antigen tests.
But nearly 2 months later, we still face a funding gap of $500M to maximize the use of rapid tests"-@DrTedros

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"Together with our partners we also announced an agreement to purchase 120 million of these tests for 68 low- and middle-income countries, in all regions of the world"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether

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Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros

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