WHO African Region ( @WHOAFRO ) Twitter Profile

WHOAFRO

WHO African Region

Official twitter account for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa - WHO/AFRO

Brazzaville, Congo

Joined on 3 April, 2012

http://www.afro.who.int

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Over 2.1 million confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent - with more than 1.8 million recoveries & 51,000 deaths cumulatively.

View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:

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Malela🇨🇬 says ' #MaskUp, not down' this Sunday.

Wearing a mask is a simple way to show you care about others around you.

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#COVID19 is transmitted by droplets that spread when we talk, sneeze or cough. 🗣️🤧

Stop those droplets from spreading far & wide! #MaskUp, not down

Learn more:

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Ask a young person why they wear a mask, & they come up with a million reasons why it makes good sense for them.

Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of #COVID19. #MaskUp, not down!

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Cabo Verde🇨🇻 continues to ramp up its #COVID19 response in areas such as detection, testing & case management across all 10 islands of their territory. Hon. Min of Health Dr Arlindo N. do Rosario highlights @WHO's support & lessons learnt at country level. @OmsCaboVerde

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Over 2 million confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent - with more than 1.7 million recoveries & 50,000 deaths cumulatively.

View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:

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Physical activity can be fun & helps prevent diseases.

If you’re not used to being active, start small & gradually work your way up. Your body & mind will thank you. Every Move Counts. #BeActive Learn more 👉🏿

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" #WearAMask, save lives, save lipstick," Miyelani🇿🇦.

Let’s work together to stop the spread of #COVID19! #MaskUp, not down.

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Dr @MoetiTshidi speaks about #COVID19 vaccine readiness in the Region & the importance of speeding up preparation for rolling out the vaccine. In the meantime, countries must also continue to prevent an uptick of cases.

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Over 2 million confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent - with more than 1.7 million recoveries & 50,000 deaths cumulatively.

View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:

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Miraculous mouthwash? Uh, no. Why this viral #COVID19 headline is misleading, & what you can do about it.

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As the race to find a safe & effective #COVID19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new @WHO analysis finds that #Africa is far from ready for what will be the continent’s largest ever immunisation drive.

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "It is vital that we continue practicing the preventive measures and that scaled-up, proactive public health capacities are in place to flatten the rise in cases." #COVID19

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "In the African Region, the curve is once again trending upwards as we head into the holiday season when people travel." #COVID19

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "So far, the average readiness score is 33%, which is well below the desired benchmark of 80%. So, we are doubling down on planning & preparation because this will make or break this unprecedented endeavour." #COVID19

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "At @WHO we are working with countries & partners to prepare for this unprecedented initiative & 40 African countries have shared data with us assessing their readiness." #COVID19

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "African countries are concerned & hoping that pre-ordering of millions of doses by wealthy countries will not disadvantage their access to supplies."

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "With three #COVID19 vaccine candidates demonstrating high levels of efficacy, many countries are keen & determined to get the vaccine on time."

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#HappeningNow! Join our @WHO #COVID19 press briefing. Dr @MoetiTshidi is joined by experts from across #Africa to discuss COVID-19 vaccine readiness in the 🌍Region.

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RITAG members stressed the urgency of resuming routine immunization services, while following @WHO guidelines for planning & implementing catch-up immunization following strict #COVID19 prevention protocols.

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