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Official Instagram account of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations health agency

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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. πŸ“·: @whoyemen
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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. πŸ“·: @whoyemen

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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 β€˜What is the matter with you?’ to β€˜What matter to you?’ #UniversalHealthCoverage #UHC #HealthServices #MedicalTest #InformedPatient
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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 β€˜What is the matter with you?’ to β€˜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
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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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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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#Tips: Throughout a #heatwave, try to keep out of the heat. 
Here’s how

#Summer #SummerTime #SummerWeather #SummerDays #Hot #HeatWave2017 #πŸ”₯#SunnyDays #Sun #🌞#Health #PublicHealth
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#Tips: Throughout a #heatwave, try to keep out of the heat. Here’s how #Summer #SummerTime #SummerWeather #SummerDays #Hot #HeatWave2017 #πŸ”₯#SunnyDays #Sun #🌞#Health #PublicHealth

Health is essential for people to reach their full potential.
WHO is a driving force for a healthier world.
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#GlobalHealth #WorldHealthOrganization
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Health is essential for people to reach their full potential. WHO is a driving force for a healthier world. ---------------------- #GlobalHealth #WorldHealthOrganization

Nearly 3 million newborns and mothers could be saved each year by:
1. Investing in maternal and newborn care during labour, birth and the first week of life.
2. Improving the quality of maternal and newborn care
3. Reaching every woman and newborn to reduce inequalities 
4. Harnessing the power of parents, families and communities 
5. Counting every newborn with measurement, programme-tracking and accountability.
#EveryNewborn #EndStillbirths
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Nearly 3 million newborns and mothers could be saved each year by: 1. Investing in maternal and newborn care during labour, birth and the first week of life. 2. Improving the quality of maternal and newborn care 3. Reaching every woman and newborn to reduce inequalities 4. Harnessing the power of parents, families and communities 5. Counting every newborn with measurement, programme-tracking and accountability. #EveryNewborn #EndStillbirths

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Every year, 2.7 million #babies die in their first 28 days of life. Most in their first week πŸ˜₯
We can prevent many of these deaths with high-quality #healthcare.

#EveryNewborn #Newborn
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Every year, 2.7 million #babies die in their first 28 days of life. Most in their first week πŸ˜₯ We can prevent many of these deaths with high-quality #healthcare. #EveryNewborn #Newborn

Research shows that people who have used a #sunbed at least once at any stage in their life have a 20% higher risk of developing #melanoma.
The first use of sunbeds before the age of 35 increases the risk of developing melanoma by 60%.
The largest portion of sunbed users are #women, and in particular #adolescents and #youngadults.
Countries need to consider whether to ban or restrict the use of #sunbeds & inform all users abt the #health risks.

#sun #soleil #🌞#sunburn #sunburned #sunburnt #suntan #summer #ageing #tan #tanned #tannedskin #tanskin #tanningbed #tanningsalon #indoortanning #tanningselfie #sunbedselfie #skin #health #publichealth
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Research shows that people who have used a #sunbed at least once at any stage in their life have a 20% higher risk of developing #melanoma. The first use of sunbeds before the age of 35 increases the risk of developing melanoma by 60%. The largest portion of sunbed users are #women, and in particular #adolescents and #youngadults. Countries need to consider whether to ban or restrict the use of #sunbeds & inform all users abt the #health risks. #sun #soleil #🌞#sunburn #sunburned #sunburnt #suntan #summer #ageing #tan #tanned #tannedskin #tanskin #tanningbed #tanningsalon #indoortanning #tanningselfie #sunbedselfie #skin #health #publichealth

#DYK: Sunbeds expose users to #ultraviolet radiation & has been driving up the incidence of #skincancers.
Sunbed use has been estimated to be responsible for more than 450,000 non-melanoma skin cancer cases & more than 10,000 #melanoma cases each year in the U.S., Europe & Australia
#Sunbeds, sunlamps, #tanning booths emit harmful levels of ultraviolet #radiation that can be at least as intense as midday tropical sunlight

#sun #soleil #🌞#sunburn #sunburned #sunburnt #suntan #summer #ageing #tan #tanned #tannedskin #tanskin #tanningbed #tanningsalon #indoortanning #tanningselfie #sunbed #sunbedselfie #skin #health #publichealth
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#DYK: Sunbeds expose users to #ultraviolet radiation & has been driving up the incidence of #skincancers. Sunbed use has been estimated to be responsible for more than 450,000 non-melanoma skin cancer cases & more than 10,000 #melanoma cases each year in the U.S., Europe & Australia #Sunbeds, sunlamps, #tanning booths emit harmful levels of ultraviolet #radiation that can be at least as intense as midday tropical sunlight #sun #soleil #🌞#sunburn #sunburned #sunburnt #suntan #summer #ageing #tan #tanned #tannedskin #tanskin #tanningbed #tanningsalon #indoortanning #tanningselfie #sunbed #sunbedselfie #skin #health #publichealth

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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. WHO is enabling Syrian doctors and nurses to provide health services for refugees in Turkey. "With this project, we felt like doctors for the first time in two years. We felt like doctors again" said Dr. Mohammed. We stand #WithRefugees.
Thanks for the video @whoeurope, @eu_echo!
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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. WHO is enabling Syrian doctors and nurses to provide health services for refugees in Turkey. "With this project, we felt like doctors for the first time in two years. We felt like doctors again" said Dr. Mohammed. We stand #WithRefugees. Thanks for the video @whoeurope, @eu_echo!

#DYK: 1 in 6 older ppl experience some form of #ElderAbuse, a figure higher than previously estimated 
#WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay #StopViolence #respect #olderpeople #elderly
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#DYK: 1 in 6 older ppl experience some form of #ElderAbuse, a figure higher than previously estimated #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay #StopViolence #respect #olderpeople #elderly

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