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children aged under 5 carry one third of foodborne disease burden how can we expect countries to develop susta
"Children aged under 5 carry one-third of foodborne disease burden. How can we expect countries to develop sustainably when our youngest citizens are exposed to unsafe food & related ill health during the most formative period of their lives? " @DrTedros- at #FoodTrade2019
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@WHO 36 minutes
the rtss vaccine is a complementary control tool to be added to the core package of measures for malaria preve
The RTS,S vaccine is a complementary #malaria control tool – to be added to the core package of measures for malaria prevention:
-Routine use of insecticide-treated bed nets
-Indoor spraying with insecticide
-Timely use of malaria testing and treatmenthttps://t.co/EWv4KXu1Vz
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@WHO 46 minutes
who helped reveal the massive health impact of unsafe food in 2015 when we published our global burden of food
"WHO helped reveal the massive health impact of unsafe food in 2015, when we published our Global burden of foodborne diseases. Our estimates showed that almost 1 in 10 people fall ill every year and 420,000 people die from unsafe food " @DrTedros- at #FoodTrade2019 #FoodSafety
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there is an unfortunate legacy of massive under reporting of people sickened by unsafe food too often people d
"There is an unfortunate legacy of massive under-reporting of people sickened by unsafe food. Too often people do not make a connection between symptoms they are experiencing and the food-related risks they have been exposed to"-@DrTedros at #FoodTrade2019 #FoodSafety
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@WHO 2 hours
the vaccine pilot programme is designed to generate evidence and experience to inform who policy recommendatio
The #malaria vaccine pilot programme is designed to generate evidence and experience to inform WHO policy recommendations on broader use of the RTS,S vaccine.https://t.co/EWv4KXu1Vz
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@WHO 4 hours
in clinical trials this vaccine was found to prevent approximately 4 in 10 malaria cases including 3 in 10 cas
In clinical trials, this #malaria vaccine was found to prevent approximately 4 in 10 malaria cases, including 3 in 10 cases of life-threatening severe malaria.https://t.co/EWv4KXu1Vz
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@WHO 5 hours
30 years in the making rtss is the first and to date the only vaccine that has demonstrated it can significant
30 years in the making, RTS,S is the first, and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce #malaria in children.https://t.co/EWv4KXu1Vz
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@WHO 7 hours
s first vaccine pilot is launched in the first country in africa to roll out this landmark vaccine known as rt
🌍’s first #Malaria vaccine pilot is launched in #Malawi, the first country in Africa to roll out this landmark vaccine, known as RTS,S. The vaccine will be available to children from 5 months old to 2 years. https://t.co/EWv4KXu1Vz
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@WHO 3 days
tributes to dr richard mouzoko who ebola responder killed in drc
⚡ Tributes to Dr Richard Mouzoko, WHO #Ebola responder killed in #DRC
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@WHO 3 days
nous sommes scandalises par cette attaque qui a tue notre collegue l epidemiologiste camerounais le dr mouzoko
Nous sommes scandalisés par cette attaque qui a tué notre collègue, l'épidémiologiste camerounais le Dr Mouzoko à Butembo en #RDC .
Les agents et les établissements de santé ne doivent JAMAIS être une cible. #NotATarget https://t.co/ucqVtufxQp
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@WHO 1 year
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 12 months
it s world immunization week vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b inf
It's World Immunization Week!
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Protected together, #VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 8 months
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Protected together, #VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 10 months
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Protected together, #VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 2 months
today is here are some ways to reduce your risk let s beat cancer let s beat cancer let s beat cancer let s be
Today is #WorldCancerDay⁠ ⁠.

Here are some ways to reduce your #cancer risk. 👉https://t.co/4Iue1yxwLC

Let's beat cancer!
Let's beat cancer!
Let's beat cancer!
Let's beat cancer!
Let's beat cancer!
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@WHO 1 year
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 7 months
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
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@WHO 1 month
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
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@WHO 6 months
say no to virginity testing virginity testing aka two finger testing has no scientific or clinical basis it is
Say NO to virginity testing! 🚫

“Virginity testing” aka “two-finger testing” has no scientific or clinical basis. It is an inspection of female genitalia designed to determine whether a 👩 or 👧 has had vaginal intercourse.

Virginity testing MUST END 👉 https://t.co/MqNtKnGw59
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@WHO 1 year
vaccine preventable diseases include cervical cancer cholera diphtheria hep b influenza japanese encephalitis
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
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