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New WHO report on global tobacco epidemic 2017: Govts are taking action against tobacco with smoke-free places, strong graphic pack warnings, plain packaging & other measures

#NoTobacco #NoSmoking #🚭#health #publichealth

New WHO report on global tobacco epidemic 2017: 4.7 billion people – 63% of world’s population – are covered by tobacco control policies.
That's 4X more than a decade ago #NoTobacco
#NoTobacco #NoSmoking #🚭#health #publichealth

What will a healthier world cost? 🌎
Investments to expand services towards universal health coverage and the other Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) health targets could prevent 97 million premature deaths globally between now and 2030, and add as much as 8.4 years of life expectancy in some countries. While most countries can afford the investments needed, the poorest nations will need assistance to reach the targets.

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available #water at home.
263 million people have to spend over 30 minutes per trip collecting water from sources outside the home.
159 million still drink untreated water from surface water sources, such as streams or #lakes.
Safe water, #sanitation and hygiene are some of the most basic requirements for human #health.

#PublicHealth #GlobalHealth #DrinkingWater #SDGs

Twenty #ambulances, 100 cholera kits – each is enough to treat 100 people – hospital equipment, 128,000 bags of intravenous fluids – these are just some of the live-saving supplies which arrived on Friday in #Hodeida, #Yemen, as part of a 403-tonne shipment sent by WHO.
An additional 10 ambulances were delivered through the Port of Aden 3 weeks ago with 10 more due to arrive in coming weeks. “We needed a special kind of ship to carry the ambulances and luckily we found one in the region,” explained Dr Nevio Zagaria, WHO Representative in Yemen. “It was absolutely enormous. But so are the needs in Yemen right now. So we loaded as many supplies as possible onto it, including some therapeutic feeding items that our sister agency @unicef will use for children suffering from malnutrition.” The delivery of these life-saving health supplies is made possible with support from the @emiratesrc, @dfid_uk, United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund and the @worldbank.

Photo: World Health Organization- Yemen/M. Oltarzewska

Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office as the new WHO Director-General.
WHO Director General is the chief technical and administrative officer who oversees the policy for the Organization's international health work.

#WHO #UnitedNations #UN #leadership

We thank Dr Margaret Chan for her leadership, vision & passion in the last 10 years as WHO Director-General. #ThankYouDrChan!

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The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in #Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

In just two months, #cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country. Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise.

@UNICEF, WHO and our partners are racing to stop the acceleration of this deadly outbreak. We are working around the clock to detect and track the spread of disease and to reach people with clean water, adequate sanitation and medical treatment. Rapid response teams are going house-to-house to reach families with information about how to protect themselves by cleaning and storing drinking water. 📷: @whoyemen

Implementing people-centered care requires fundamental changes in our approach to #healthcare.
It means rethinking how #healthservices are organized, managed and delivered.
It means shifting away from asking ‘What is the matter with you?’ to ‘What matter to you?’ #UniversalHealthCoverage #UHC #HealthServices #MedicalTest #InformedPatient

What is people-centred care? And why does it matter?
Our new #video explains!
#UniversalHealthCoverage #UHC #HealthServices #MedicalTest #InformedPatient

Around the world, people are living longer but often with multiple diseases and conditions that require care over many years.
Unfortunately too many people are not informed or consulted in the care they receive.
In some countries, only 1 in 3 people have their risks of their treatment explained to them.
1 in 5 people have at least one unnecessary test, and up to 40% of health spending is wasted due to inefficiency.
#HealthCare should not be like this.
#UniversalHealthCoverage #UHC #HealthServices #MedicalTest #InformedPatient

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