#COVID19 has shown that there can be no lasting economic development without #HealthForAll & protection against health emergencies. Here are WHO’s 7⃣ recommendations on building resilient health systems based on #PrimaryHealthCare & #HealthSecurity.
Launch of the WHO position paper on health systems resilience with @DrTedros https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1vAxRknDNRqKl
To achieve #HealthForAll, health systems must be resilient enough to protect everyone in times of crisis as in times of calm. How can countries accelerate progress towards #UniversalHealthCoverage while boosting preparedness against all health threats?
Sandra Eskin, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety is joining @US_FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce Wednesday, Oct 20 to discuss regulatory framework and oversight as it pertains to food safety & e-commerce.
Join us here --> https://go.usa.gov/xMFX6
#TipOfTheWeek When grocery shopping, remember to look “Sell By” and “Use-By” dates to ensure the food you are buying is at peak quality. https://go.usa.gov/xMMh5
LIVE Q&A on Sports and Health with @didierdrogba https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1jMKgeNmPgyJL
We are aware that many people are waiting for WHO’s recommendation for Covaxin to be included in the #COVID19 Emergency Use Listing, but we cannot cut corners - before recommending a product for emergency use, we must evaluate it thoroughly to make sure it is safe and effective.
Today WHO and the State of #Qatar launched a 🆕 multiyear collaboration to make the 2022 @FIFAcom #WorldCup, being held in 🇶🇦, a beacon for physical & mental health promotion, & also a model for ensuring future mega sport events are healthy & safe.
Today football legend @didierdrogba 🇨🇮 was announced as the 🆕 WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health to promote the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth.
LIVE with @DrTedros: Launch of Healthy 2022 @FIFAcom World Cup - Creating Legacy for Sport & Health partnership between WHO & #Qatar https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1rmGPgaMjYVKN
Pasta for dinner? Yum! It’s #NationalPastaDay! A #FoodSafety tip to keep in mind: if you have lots of leftovers, avoid leaving them on the counter to cool. Immediately putting them in the fridge is safe as long as they are separated into smaller containers first!
If you have #tuberculosis, what is your risk from #COVID19? How can you keep yourself safe during the pandemic? Dr @TerezaKasaeva explains in #ScienceIn5 this week ⬇️
Celebrate #WorldFoodDay by making #FoodSafe menu choices when ordering at your favorite restaurants!
Today, @DiarmidCL - WHO #ClimateChange and Health Lead Scientist, started his 🚴 ride from Geneva 🇨🇭 to London 🇬🇧, ahead of #COP26 in Glasgow, carrying with him latest report on how #ClimateAction can protect our health, and the letter signed by @DrTedros and 45 million 👩⚕️.
Was delighted to meet colleague @DiarmidCL before he left, by 🚴♂️, to 🇬🇧 to take part in @COP26. I was glad to add my name to the millions who have signed the Healthy Climate letter calling for action to address the climate & health crises. Such commitment makes me #ProudToBeWHO.
There is no food security without #FoodSafety. #SafeFood now for a healthy tomorrow! 👉http://bit.ly/WHOFoodSafety
Q: When I wash my hands, does it really matter how I do it?
A: Research shows it does. Control the transfer of bacteria in your kitchen & around food by knowing when & how to wash your hands. Handwashing resources & tips here: https://go.usa.gov/xMFW8
In case you missed it #recall alert: Evans Food Group is recalling pork products imported without benefit of inspection. Read more & view more labels here -> https://bit.ly/3aTDyDP
Happy #GlobalHandwashingDay! Handwashing is necessary in preventing many types of illness. Are you washing your hands correctly & washing them often? Make sure your routine includes these 5 steps:
Today is #GlobalHandwashingDay 🙌
The hands of health care workers play a critical role in keeping us safe. Learn how to prevent infections with good #HandHygiene in our free online #OpenWHO course:
Today is #GlobalHandwashingDay.
Here's how to #WashYourHands properly.
Use soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The month is observed by WHO and organizations and individuals around the world to raise awareness of #breastcancer and how it can be prevented and treated.
#Recall Evans Food Group Recalls Pork Products Imported Without Benefit of Inspection https://bit.ly/3aTDyDP
.@DrTedros, Dr @mvankerkhove and @DrMikeRyan explain the role and scope of work of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) ⬇️
🆕 WHO's Global TB Report reveals deaths from #tuberculosis rise for the first time in more than a decade due to the #COVID19 pandemic.
1.5 million people died in 2020 & the number will continue to rise unless urgent action is taken 👉http://bit.ly/3FMmRIl #EndTB
In case you missed it #Recall Alert: Butterball, LLC is recalling ground turkey products due to possible foreign matter contamination. Read more here -> https://bit.ly/3lDOHPe
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of All Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to Potential Presence of N-nitrosoirbesartan Impurity https://go.usa.gov/xM6gu
Dessert can be tasty but keep #FoodSafety in mind while cooking (including never tasting raw dough or batter)! #NationalDessertDay
We are live on @TwitterSpaces with @TerezaKasaeva talking about annual tuberculosis report and how to #EndTB. #AskWHO
LIVE Q&A on #WorldSightDay. #AskWHO https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YpKkZOEZddxj
Set reminder and join our @TwitterSpaces on 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report and how to #EndTB with @TerezaKasaeva.
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Today is #WorldSightDay👁️
More than 2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness and at least 1 billion of those could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.
Take care of your eyes. Get regular eye checks!
#Recall Butterball, LLC Recalls Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination https://bit.ly/3lDOHPe
In case you missed it #Recall Alert: Crider Foods is recalling canned beef with gravy products due to possible unsafe levels of lead from outside source. Read more here -> https://bit.ly/3DovWFw
Thank you, Henrietta Lacks!
Today @DrTedros honoured Henrietta Lacks posthumously with a WHO Director-General’s award, acknowledging her story - one of inequity - and recognizing her world-changing legacy to science and health https://bit.ly/ThankYouHenriettaLacks
Practicing good food safety starts right at the grocery store! Are you being a #FoodSafe shopper? Remember to follow these tips!
LIVE: @DrTedros honours Henrietta Lacks' legacy across the world https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OyJADPrjQnGb
“I can tell when the meat is done by just looking at it.” 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩
Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OyJADPrQXgGb
In case you missed it #Recall Alert: Nick’s Famous Bar-B-Q is recalling ready-to-eat pork products due to possible Listeria contamination. Read more here -> https://bit.ly/3lqdfLk
🆕 WHO Announces Proposed Members of its Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) ➡️ https://bit.ly/3lC82QB
Teligent Pharma, Inc.’s Issues Worldwide Voluntary Recall of Lidocaine HCl Topical Solution 4% Due to Super Potency https://go.usa.gov/xMH3d
It's International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
To better respond to emergencies countries must:
✅ invest in health care systems
✅ achieve gender equity
✅ protect marginalised groups
✅ ensure ready & equitable access to supplies
A strong & resilient health system is 🔑
USDA is committed to supporting meat, poultry and egg establishments of all sizes. Take a look at available opportunities and resources here https://www.fsis.usda.gov/inspection/apply-grant-inspection/grants-financial-options
The comment period for the labeling of meat and poultry products derived from animal cells has been extended to Dec. 2. Your feedback is important as we develop our proposed regulation. For details on how to comment or submit information, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xMskx
LIVE with @DrTedros: Ending the #COVID19 pandemic: road to an inclusive recovery. #VaccinEquity https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YpJkZOdZNNGj
Tuffy’s Pet Foods; Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food in a Tetrapak Carton Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D https://go.usa.gov/xMs9Y
Live Q&A on post-#COVID19 condition with Dr @diazjv and Joni Savolainen, @LongCovidSOS representative. #AskWHO https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1eaKbNdPmAjKX
#AskWHO Live Q&A with Dr @diazjv, WHO Clinical Care Lead & Joni Savolainen, @LongCovidSOS Representative:
🗓️ Today at 5pm CEST
📺 WHO Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube
Tune in & ask your questions about post-#COVID19 condition!
Join us celebrate the world-changing legacy of Henrietta Lacks, whose #HeLaCells enable medical breakthroughs - from HPV, polio vaccines to #COVID19 research.
Join us & the @LacksFamily honouring her legacy & calling for #HealthEquity around the world.
#TipOfTheWeek Do you know what to do when you hear about a food recall? First check to see if you have the product in the fridge. If you do, throw it away or return it to where you bought it.