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World Health Organization (WHO)

Bio We are the #UnitedNations’ health agency. We are committed to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere - #HealthForAll
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Twitter Web App : DYK: 1/3 of deaths from:
-Stroke
-Lung cancer
-Heart disease are due to #AirPollution.

This is an equivalent effect to that of smoking 🚬, & much higher than the effects of eating too much 🧂.

Health effects of air pollution are serious: bit.ly/2q9Zcfj

Twitter Web App : #AirPollution is hard to escape, no matter how rich an area you live in 🌆.

Microscopic pollutants in the air can slip past our body’s defences, penetrating deep into our respiratory & circulatory system, damaging our lungs, ❤️ & 🧠. bit.ly/2q9Zcfj

Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations Making health facilities 🏥 safe, prepared for emergencies, and energy efficient will protect the lives of occupants, enable effective emergency response and reduce the impact of health care on climate and the environment. #BuiltToLast

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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations WHO provides guidance to make hospitals 🏥 safer and more resilient, such as increasing the reliability of power and water supply systems and securing emergency care equipment that remain functional in the event of a disaster. #BuiltToLast

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Twitter Web App : WHO EMRO World Health Organization Western Pacific PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO African Region WHO/Europe These are 7 actions governments can take to reduce #AirPollution and save lives.

Lets #BeatAirPollution.

Lets #BreatheLife.

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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations When disaster strikes, safe hospitals 🏥 reduce the risk of damage, prevent the disruption of health services, and ensure timely and effective responses. #BuiltToLast

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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations Investing in the construction of resilient clinics & hospitals is key to ensuring disaster preparedness, protecting health care services for communities & saving lives. #BuiltToLast

WHO Safe Hospitals framework 👉 bit.ly/2ILrTJo #DRRday

Twitter Web App : Delighted to see our message at #UNGA was heard loudly:

Our vision is not health for some. It’s not health for most.
It’s #HealthForAll:
Poor and rich.
Able and disabled.
Old and young.
Urban and rural.
Citizen and refugee.
Everyone, everywhere.

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Twitter Web App : Over 170 million people each year will be affected by conflict & another 190 million by disasters; yet the full impact on people’s health is far greater than this. We need safe, secure & sustainable health facilities to maximize preparedness to save lives. bit.ly/2VEVZni

Twitter Web App : Not all emergencies can be predicted, but they can be prepared for. We must work together to reduce risks before, during and after emergencies, and achieve a safer, healthier world for all. bit.ly/2VEVZni #DRRday #BuiltToLast

Twitter Web App : More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day.
WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died

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from acute lower respiratory infections caused by #airpollution.

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Twitter Web App : Today is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.

#DRRday aims to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including prevention, mitigation & preparedness to reduce disaster risk & losses in lives, livelihoods & health.

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Twitter Web App : 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air, which kills 7 MILLION people every year.
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These are 10 things you must know about #AirPollution and its effects on health.

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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations #DRRday: The difference in cost between building a safe and an unsafe health facility is negligible, and wise investment can spell the difference between life and death.
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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations #DRRday: Health facilities are critical infrastructure that must remain safe, operational and accessible before, during and in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters.

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Twitter Web App : WHO EMRO World Health Organization Western Pacific PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO African Region WHO/Europe DYK: almost 4 MILLION people die every year due to exposure to household #AirPollution i.e. smoke from dirty cookstoves and fuels

We need to stop this silent killer! Its time to #BreatheLife!

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Twitter Web App : World Health Organization Western Pacific WHO EMRO PAHO/WHO WHO South-East Asia WHO/Europe WHO African Region Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus United Nations_News_Centre) 's Twitter Profile">UN News United NationsDRR) 's Twitter Profile">UNDRR United Nations A safe hospital 🏥 #BuiltToLast requires inputs from different sectors including:
👩‍💼 Architects
👷‍♂️ Structural engineers
🚰Water and sanitation experts
👩‍⚕️Health professionals
👨‍🔧and others.
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Twitter Web App : We all need hospital care at some point, but countries can struggle to ensure services are effectively planned & managed.
#RCM69 is discussing an action framework to increase equitable access to people-centred, quality hospital services without financial hardship.
#HealthForAll

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