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@WHOAFRO press briefing on the #COVID19 pandemic and vaccine rollout in #Africa. Dr @MoetiTshidi is joined by Dr Aly Ngon Tambdou & Dr Ngozi Erondu ( @udnore).https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1kvJpAPWelPxE …
#DRC: @WHO is supporting @MinSanteRDC's response to #Ebola, including surveillance, contact tracing, testing & vaccination.
More than 45,700 travelers have been screened at points of entry & 148 people have been vaccinated so far.pic.twitter.com/GdOP7uRTMC
Pleasure being part of
#DRC's Immunization & Polio Eradication forum - a show of commitment to advancing immunization coverage to save lives & livelihoods.
Immunization is a sound investment. Every dollar spent on vaccines can save govts $44 in future health expenditure.pic.twitter.com/iqIrBdfSsZ
WHO is working with partners to strengthen
#Gabon’s #COVID19 response.
With @GermanyDiplo support, life-saving personal protective equipment ( #PPE) was delivered to @SanteGOUVGA to protect frontline health workers working day and night to fight the pandemic.pic.twitter.com/DAn7W5jBTb
#COVID19 vaccines protect you from severe illness and death from the virus.
If you do get COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, you're much less likely to face severe illness and hospitalization as the vaccine is protecting you. #ViralFactsAfricapic.twitter.com/77Er0WdvwV
Cholera is preventable, but a significant public health problem across
In #Zambia, @WHO is bolstering @mohzambia's cholera control & elimination efforts in hotspots. Over 3.5 million people have so far been vaccinated across 7 districts with @gavi & @SecGTFCC support.pic.twitter.com/6bCCNBduoV
Lower-income countries have too often been elbowed out in the race to acquire cutting-edge vaccines & therapeutics. This investment will shorten the route for our Region to secure this promising
#COVID19 drug.https://twitter.com/gatesfoundation/status/1450673899620892672 …
Today we’re committing $120 million to accelerate access to molnupiravir, a promising drug for responding to COVID-19. Therapeutics like this usually take at least one year to reach low-income nations. We’re aiming to reduce that gap significantly.https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/media-center/press-releases/2021/10/gates-foundation-commits-120-million-for-molnupiravir-covid-19-drug-access …
WHO is supporting South Sudan's
#COVID19 vaccine rollout - with SURGE teams on ground to help the country identify and address gaps its rollout.
Today, @WHOAFRO, country teams and partners are on their way to visit vaccination centres Yambio.pic.twitter.com/1xjTtuk6k3
Excellent meeting with
#DRC Health Minister @cabinetmbungani today. We identified more opportunities to grow our important partnership.
@WHO is fully committed to supporting @MinSanteRDC's work to strengthen health systems, respond to emergencies & deliver #HealthForAll.pic.twitter.com/1MpmmrGLcS
#DRC mission meeting with Hon Samy Adumbango Awotho, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss strengthening cooperation.
I applaud #DRC's efforts to increase investment in health systems to prevent, prepare for, & better respond to health crises.pic.twitter.com/kzPcLHrO52
#DoItAll to stop the spread of new, stronger #COVID19 variants:
Keep a safe distance
Clean your hands frequently
Wear a mask
Get vaccinated when it’s your turn
Cough or sneeze into your elbowpic.twitter.com/NXZsWdmaJ8
Glad to be in Kinshasa,
#DRC for a couple of days. Looking forward to a productive mission meeting local and national leaders, including H.E. @Presidence_RDC, as well as attending the National Immunization & Polio Eradication Forum tomorrow.pic.twitter.com/U0sTsxUvxC
@WHO & partners visit #Ebola treatment center in #Beni, #DRC to review case management of Ebola patients. With 5 cases confirmed, emergency response teams continue to support @MinSanteRDC to step up surveillance.
So far, over 27,000 travelers have been screened.pic.twitter.com/2tb0efAAFT
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water can help to reduce the spread of
Here are a few of the key times to wash your hands @healthtimeszim @WHOAFRO @AfricaCDCpic.twitter.com/OMFNIiiM0L
Understanding knowledge, attitudes & behaviours makes a difference in
Take the free #OpenWHO online course to learn how to use WHO’s social & behavioural data collection tool for #Africa, the first course in the #SocialNet series.