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Today is #WorldHandwashingDay. 🤲🏻💧🌎
This was a good occasion for Chief of Tchomia Health zones in #DRC, Ministry of Health and WHO to reach out to local people, such as motorcycles taxi drivers and street vendors, and talk about handwashing: several times a day to avoid diseases such as #Ebola and #Cholera.

Photo: WHO/E. Kabambi

Last week we visited the secondary section of the International School of #Geneva, @ecolintgeneva, for a workshop session with their students to explore issues relating to their #MentalHealth. These are the actions they will take to look after their mental health. What actions will you take? #LetsTalk

Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care day.

#PalliativeCare is provided by doctors, nurses, social workers & chaplains to relieve the physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering of life-threatening illnesses. It can be provided at home, in hospital or the community.
Palliative care improve lives and benefits everyone. #HealthForAll

Last week, WHO completed another oral #cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in #Yemen.
Doula is 100 years old and she lives in Ibb governorate, in the Hazm Al-Udayn districts, one of the cholera high-risk districts. She received her first dose of oral cholera vaccine back in August. “I wanted to protect myself from the disease. I saw the whole community taking the vaccine, and they told me that it was for everyone, so I went with my whole family to get vaccinated”. Doula is one of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis, from age 1 to 100, who received the vaccine in Yemen. Since July, the World Health Organization’s disease surveillance system reported an increase in suspected and confirmed cholera cases across Yemen. To prevent a third major wave of cholera in Yemen, WHO and other partners are implementing oral cholera vaccination campaigns. #HealthForAll

Today is #WorldSightDay.
Over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured.
When was the last time you had your 👁️ checked?

It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school.
#LetsTalk

It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Adolescence & the early yrs of adulthood are a time of many changes (eg: changing schools, starting university or a new job) For many, these are exciting times

This can also be times of stress.

In some cases, if not recognized & managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.
#LetsTalk

It's #WorldMentalHealthDay. ‬
‪DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 14 years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.‬
‪We all have a role to play in supporting adolescents with their mental health
#LetsTalk

10 October is #WorldMentalHealthDay. #Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It also affects people’s ability to work and study.
The good news? Depression can be prevented and treated. The first step is talking
#LetsTalk

Who is at risk of #ClimateChange?

Everyone. Everywhere.

No matter where you live, climate change threatens your health.

We need rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented #ClimateAction

#AirPollution affects all of us. Let's stop this invisible killer.

#BreatheLife: clean air, healthy future.

"I feel an improvement. I feel I will walk again. I am in a total state of happiness.”
Fatima was injured in #Mosul, #Iraq in 2017.
She thought she'd never walk again. But through sheer determination, and rehabilitation at a WHO-supported hospital, she’s recovering 🙌
You are an inspiration, Fatima! THANK YOU!

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