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WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats.

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Tuesday8:00 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am–6:00 pm
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The 69th World Health Assembly starts Monday!
The Assembly is where WHO's work is reviewed, new goals are set, and new tasks assigned.
Follow hashtag #WHA69 to join the conversations.
More: http://goo.gl/lgHlgy

#health #publichealth #globalhealth

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I wonder, what will they be discussing/debating? !
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Today is ‪#HandHygiene‬ Day!
Hand hygiene helps to prevent infections and supports safe surgical care!
Dear health workers: surgical patients are IN your hands – see what’s ON your hands.
‪#‎SafeSurgicalHands‬
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Maintaining hands hygiene is the safest way to maintaining  personal hygiene. A lot of people get infected with diseases daily with unclean hands. These message can go a long way to protect and minimize people from contacting faecal oral diseases.
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What is #Zika?
What are the symptoms?
Should I avoid travelling?
How can I protect my family?
Is there treatment?
More: http://goo.gl/3eVnul #ZikaVirus
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I am trying to get information and can't find it: My question is, if I contact Zika, when can I safely become pregnant? In other words, how long is Zika in my system? Is it permanent, like HIV? Or does it go away? And once I get it, am I immune from it thereafter, like chickenpox?
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WHO Director-General Margaret Chan convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on ‪#ZikaVirus.
The Committee will meet on Monday 1 February in Geneva to ascertain whether the ‪#‎Zika‬ outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

28 January 2016 -- WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, will convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations.
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Great news! Today, WHO declares the end of ‪#‎Ebola‬ virus transmission in ‪#‎Guinea‬. The country now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.
We commend the government and the people of Guinea.
WHO and the ‪#‎EbolaResponse‬ partners will continue to support Guinea during the heightened surveillance stage, and in its early efforts to restart and strengthen essential health services: http://goo.gl/ioEK3D
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GREAT NEWS!
Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990.

Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or within 6 weeks after birth.

Learn more from the latest WHO, +UNICEF, +UNFPA, +World Bank report: http://goo.gl/BxyqVt
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good ,but this data include the grassroot at pastoralist ,
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Global life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s!
The increase was greatest in Africa, where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years, driven mainly by improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretrovirals for treatment of HIV.
However, major inequalities persist within and among countries.
The WHO World #HealthStatistics  report 2016 is monitoring #HealthData‬  for the Sustainable Development Goals #GlobalGoals  
http://goo.gl/Z18sZ6
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The bottom stats are terrible!  Is there anything that "can" be done to change that?
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422 million people have #diabetes‎‬  around the world. That’s almost four times the number of people living with diabetes than in 1980! Most of them live in developing countries, and factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity. 
We dedicate #WorldHealthDay , 7 April, to this growing problem. We need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. Together, we can beat diabetes.
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Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction.
Big tobacco exploits movies to recruit our children as new smokers. Take action against on-screen smoking! http://goo.gl/m0nnEk #NoTobacco

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هو حد مصبرني غيرك ياحبيبي
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All known chains of #Ebola transmission in West Africa have been stopped, but flare-ups expected.
The job is not over - strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come
Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa.
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W must fight to finish on Ebola
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#AntibioticResistance : Never share antibiotics (not even with family).
Learn more: http://goo.gl/NiYrvQ
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Good advice
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please am afraid to die. I seriously need help.. am having some symptoms which am suspecting to be kidney disease or infection.. I do have very temperature which makes me feel dizzy and also make me feel like I'm going to collapse, my eyes are always yellow, my urine brownish yellow and darkens at times despite that I do take enough water, have itches, my eye, palms, and legs swelling up everyday, release gas(Gastro)
I have been treated of hepatitis c earlier this year by a local nurse, but am still having the problem... my don't have money to take to hospital. am a Nigerian ...I really need help please, I don't want to die young
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