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To end the #COVID19 pandemic, the world 🌎🌍🌏must #ACTogether as a team. No one is safe until everyone is. We need equitable access to vaccines, treatment and diagnostics. The @ACTAccelerator levels the playing field by facilitating equitable access to these life-saving tools.
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WHO reveals 4⃣0⃣ countries currently implement best-practice trans fat elimination policies, protecting 1.4 billion people around the 🌏🌍🌎 from this deadly food compound. More on how countries are working to #REPLACEtransfat👉bit.ly/3lKXHBL
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This year, best practice trans fat elimination policies came into effect in 🇧🇷 🇵🇪 🇸🇬 🇹🇷 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 Progress must also be urgently scaled up to #REPLACEtransfat especially in low-income countries👉bit.ly/3lKXHBL
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Trans fat is an artificial compound that can be found in ❗️ cakes ❗️ cookies ❗️ biscuits ❗️ packaged foods ❗️ cooking oils ❗️ spreads It is linked to increased risk of heart attacks & death from heart disease. #REPLACEtransfat now! 👉bit.ly/3lKXHBL
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To #REPLACEtransfat by the end of 2023, countries need to ✅ set trans fat limits OR ✅ ban partially hydrogenated oils More details 👉bit.ly/3lKXHBL
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Food manufacturers also have a responsibility to nourish their consumers by turning commitments they made to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from their products into action. More info 👉bit.ly/3lKXHBL
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Florence, WHO’s first virtual health worker, not only helps tobacco users say #NoTobacco but now also informs about #COVID19 vaccines. Meet Florence now: 👉 bit.ly/3GnSAiA
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Worried you are going to harm your partner or family with words/action? STOP. 🚪Stay calm. Step away into another room, count to 10, breathe in & out ❣️Be kind to yourself, your partner & children ✅Control how you react: manage your stress 👥Talk to someone you trust #SafeHome
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Everyone is entitled to live in a #SafeHome, free from violence. #COVID19 is likely adding to your stress. This is normal, but you can control how you react. Learn how to manage your stress in a way that is respectful & safe to you & your family. bit.ly/3ECZdgz #16Days
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The 🌍 is off track to meet 5 of 6 nutrition targets: ♦️ 1 in 3 people are affected by at least 1 form of malnutrition ♦️ Of children < 5: 🔸149.2m are stunted 🔸45.4m are wasted 🔸38.9m are overweight ♦️ Over 40% of all 👨🏽 & 👩🏼‍🦰 are overweight or obese bit.ly/3ppnBM8
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#COVID19 has fuelled the nutrition crisis, especially among women & children. Bringing huge burdens to global systems for nutrition, including: 🩺 health 🥦 food 💙 social protection 🚨 humanitarian assistance Here's what can be done to address this: 👉bit.ly/335mYQA
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Every year, -800+ million people go hungry -600 million fall ill from eating contaminated food -3 billion can't afford a healthy diet -8 million die due to unhealthy diets 🚨 #COVID19 likely made this worse🚨 Transforming #FoodSystems can help fix this⬇️
Unhealthy diets cause 11 million deaths per year. #FoodSystems for Health save lives by: ↘️nutritious foods costs ↗️ availability & affordability of healthy diets ✅Ensuring fair prices that reflect the true costs on environment, health & livelihoods 👉bit.ly/2T6zIlg
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#FoodSystems & health are connected: 🔀from those who work 👩🏽‍🌾 in our food systems 🔀the practices used to grow, raise, transport package & dispose of our food 🔀to the quality, quantity & safety of the food we eat 👉 bit.ly/3i5jAsL
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"WHO is committed to supporting all countries to progressively expand access to essential nutrition services as part of their journey towards universal health coverage"-@DrTedros #N4G2021
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"We do that by providing normative guidance; technical assistance in developing policies and programming; strengthening nutrition surveillance; and through our work in supporting nutrition services during emergencies"-@DrTedros #N4G2021
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"WHO remains committed to supporting all countries in: 1️⃣preventing & managing overweight & obesity 2️⃣expanding access to safe & healthy diets 3️⃣addressing acute malnutrition 4️⃣reducing anaemia 5️⃣promoting quality 🤱 6️⃣strengthening nutrition data systems"-@DrTedros #N4G2021
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"WHO is proud to support the global effort to increase access to essential nutrition services for all people, and to the affordable, safe, healthy and sustainable diets they need to live full and healthy lives"-@DrTedros #N4G2021
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