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Today is #WorldPrematurityDay! Every year, more than 1 in 10 babies are born too early (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy) & this number is rising. Preventing deaths and complications from preterm birth starts with a healthy pregnancy.
If you have a cough for 2 weeks or more, consult with your health care provider; it could be #tuberculosis.
Let's unite to #EndTB!
“When I heard my diagnosis for the first time I was not afraid because I never really heard about tuberculosis in my life. During my stay in the hospital I’ve learned many things - I learned that it is a very dangerous disease; I learned that millions of people are dying because of it; and I learned that there is a stigma surrounding this disease. People, who are not infected, react aggressively; they blame or avoid communications with those sick with tuberculosis. As a result, sick people are afraid to speak out - they hide or lie about what is actually happening to them. In my personal experience my doctor told me not to say I have tuberculosis to anybody, otherwise I will be branded for life. I think this is the main reason why humanity still cannot beat tuberculosis. As long as people are afraid to talk about it, the disease will continue to spread. I realised I want to fight it and the only weapon I am able to use is art.” Russian artist @Paulina_Siniatkina made a series of artworks during her months of #tuberculosis treatment in a Moscow #TB clinic. This is her story.
Today we united in #Moscow 🇷🇺 at the 1st Global WHO Ministerial Conference on Ending TB. Leave no one behind - Let’s unite to #EndTB.
There is no health without #HealthWorkers. We count on them to care for us in vulnerable moments of our lives.
Thank you, health workers!
Health workers are more powerful than you think. They not only help people get back on their feet, they also help economies grow. Invest in health workers!
It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week! ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. 💊
Help us stop the spread of #AntibioticResistance. Let’s #StopSuperbugs together!
A child born today can hope to live into the next century. Let's tackle #ClimateChange to ensure that these children can look forward to a healthy future! #COP23
Our colleagues in #Bangladesh are working really hard to protect nearly 360 000 #Rohingya people —ranging from 6 months old babies to 15 years old adolescents— from dangerous diseases. The children and adolescents will receive vaccines against #measles & #rubella in Cox’s Bazar, 🇧🇩 with support from WHO & partners.
Measles is one of the major health risks for the hundreds of thousands of people who have crossed over to #Bangladesh from #Myanmar since late August. #VaccinesWork