Danke, 🇩🇪 Health Minister @Karl_Lauterbach, for a very good call yesterday evening about the upcoming @G7 Health Ministers' meeting, @WHO Epidemic Intelligence Hub in Berlin, the #ClimateCrisis & its impacts on health, & how to strengthen efforts to #StopDrugResistance. Together!
Pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with @EPAMichaelRegan to strengthen @WHO-@EPA collaboration on addressing climate change, pollution, chemical and radiation safety and other environmental health risks. bit.ly/3tFOFux
Together, for a healthier, safer 🌍!
#CervicalCancer is one of the most treatable forms of #cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively.
Cancers diagnosed in late stages can also be controlled with appropriate treatment & palliative care.
The 35th Meeting of the @WHO Programme, Budget & Administration Committee has started. The WHO Secretariat is more committed than ever to working with Member States to end the #COVID19 pandemic, promote health, keep the 🌍 safe, serve the vulnerable.
Omicron continues to sweep the 🌍. I remain concerned about countries with low vaccination rates, as unvaccinated people are many times more at risk of severe illness & death. I urge everyone to do their best to reduce risk of infection & help take pressure off health systems.
@DrTedros@UN@ACTAccelerator "If we’re serious about strengthening health systems, preparing for future pandemics and tackling the litany of health challenges we collectively face in a heating world, WHO and the whole global health infrastructure will need to be sustainably financed"-@DrTedros#EB150
@DrTedros@UN@ACTAccelerator "However, the impact of the pandemic on other health issues has also been devastating and Member States will be discussing how we can stop the backsliding and recover together"-@DrTedros#EB150
@DrTedros@UN@ACTAccelerator "Next week, the WHO #EB150 will meet to discuss the 🌍’s health challenges. The pandemic will remain at the forefront, particularly how to more effectively share tests, treatments& vaccines equitably & to meet the 70% vaccine target by July 2022"-@DrTedrosbit.ly/WHOEB150
@DrTedros@UN "On Friday, WHO recommended two new #COVID19 treatments, based on data from 7 trials, increasing the arsenal of tools used to fight severe illness & death: a rheumatoid arthritis drug called baricitinib & a monoclonal antibody called sotrovimab"-@DrTedrostwitter.com/WHO/status/148…
@DrTedros@UN "New formulations of vaccines are being developed and assessed for how they perform against Omicron and other strains. I am concerned that unless that if we change the current model we’ll enter a second and even more destructive phase of vaccine inequity"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros@UN "This pandemic is nowhere near over and with the incredible growth of Omicron globally, new variants are likely to emerge, which is why tracking and assessment remain critical"-@DrTedros#COVID19