Who: Health leaders from the Western Pacific
When: 25-29 October
Where: Himeji, Japan & online
Primary health care
Mark your !http://bit.ly/RCM72
We must get back on track – over 23 million children missed out on routine immunization services in 2020.
Make sure you and your family are up to date on vaccines.
But without high childhood vaccination rates, countries face risks of multiple disease outbreaks. Spread of diseases like measles, polio or meningitis could be catastrophic for countries already battling
Polio workers leave more than just a purple mark on the pinkies of children they vaccinate. They leave their mark on the by providing other needed services like clean water, nutrition supplements, bed nets and much more.
The work of the polio program doesn’t stop with a vaccine. The infrastructure created to
#EndPolio around the world is being used every day to:
promote cleaner, safer communities
fight other diseases
build a healthier future.
Polio cases are down 99.9% since 1988, but the pandemic has set back vaccinations and placed this incredible progress at risk.
#WorldPolioDay, we must strengthen our efforts to #EndPolio and ensure that progress against this virus is not lost.pic.twitter.com/InU8DZCwSW
DIGNITY & WORTH OF EVERY PERSON
#UNDay, we celebrate the ideals laid out in the UN Charter over 75 years ago - more relevant today than ever.
#Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death in the Western Pacific. But it doesn’t have to be. With proper treatment, people like Josephine Jim in PNG can live life to the full & look forward to the future.
Read Josephine’s #TB story. https://bit.ly/3jsNmcz
Members of our
@WHOWPRO Secretariat have touched down in to kick off #RCM72.
This beautiful welcome sign was created by people with disabilities, school children and elderly people from the city of Himeji and I’m happy to share it with you all.pic.twitter.com/Xh7oRz4RMx
In June 2021, the
#Philippines declared the polio outbreak that started in 2019 as over, an amazing public health win!
In September 2021,
#Malaysia declared the #polio outbreak in the country as over, following a successful vaccination campaign. Kudos to Malaysia!
In 2021, countries in the Western Pacific successfully declared
#polio outbreaks as over despite the #COVID19 pandemic, following years of intensive vaccination campaigns and surveillance activities.
#VaccinesWork to bring us closer to eradicating polio.
#EndPolio, it is crucial that everyone – especially children who have missed their vaccine doses during the pandemic – are fully vaccinated and protected against #polio.https://twitter.com/WHOPhilippines/status/1452080397261574144?s=20 …
#WorldPolioDay! Protect yourself and your loved ones from #polio. Polio vaccines, given multiple times, can protect a child for life.
Proper hygiene and sanitation (use a toilet, wash hands) also help limit the disease’s spread.
Dr Liu Tao’s experience with SARS led him to explore traditional and complementary medicine alongside Western medicine. Many communities across our region use traditional and complementary medicine to treat a variety of ailments.
Dr Gantsengel Purev never expected to care for his grandmother in the
“My patients are no different from my grandmother and grandfmother,” says the doctor from #Mongolia
Read Dr Purev's #pandemic story and follow #RCM72. https://bit.ly/3GavMnr
If you’ve been bullied, then you know what Timothy Liau, an engineering student from
#Singapore has been through. His experience has led him to create an app to help promote empathy.
Learn more about Timothy’s story & his view on #MentalHealth in schools.https://bit.ly/3GbpN1v
On 25-29 October, health leaders from across the Western Pacific Region will meet for the 72nd session of the Regional Committee.
#Journalists: tune in to the #RCM72 virtual press conference with @takeshi_kasai at 2:00PM GMT+9 on 25 October. LIVE on all our social media channelspic.twitter.com/Wm6FMWSieI
In Lao PDR , health workers like Khamphet Vilayphone are often the first & last line of care for hard-to-reach communities.
#PrimaryHealthCare is the foundation of a strong health system, leading to equitable health for everyone, everywhere.