Official twitter account for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa - WHO/AFRO
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O Ministério da Saúde e parceiros procedem hoje em Luanda, ao lançamento da Campanha Integrada de Vacinação contra a Pólio, Sarampo, Rubéola e à administração da Vitamina A.
Durante 9 dias, 6872 pessoas envolvidas esperam vacinar 1,349,918 de crianças menores de cincos anos
Angola 🇦🇴 kicks of a mass vaccination today. Over 1M children to be immunized against #polio, #measles & #rubella + Vitamin A administration in a 9-day campaign by Min. of Health, @AngolaOms & partners. #COVID19 prevention measures being strictly observed.
Great to launch the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance alongside an incredible network of organizations & fact checkers yesterday. Misinformation is dangerous & highly infectious, & this new alliance brings together unique reach, knowledge & skills to fight it!
.@LMAfrican, @AfricaCheck: Collaboration is crucial if we are to have a chance at informing decisions whether at the national, community or personal level. This is why we are keen to leverage our strengths as part of this multi-stakeholder alliance. #AIRA
Dr Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, @AfricaCDC: "Information is very important for our daily lives. When that information is not accurate, it becomes harmful. When health information is corrupted, it has the capacity to not just affect lives but also to claim lives." #AIRA
.@MelissaFleming: "When the #COVID19 pandemic hit the world, we realised that we were faced with an unprecedented global public health crisis. But at the same time, it was clear to us at the UN that we were facing an unprecedented communication crisis as well."
#HappeningNow! @WHO press briefing on #COVID19 misinformation in #Africa & the official launch of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance #AIRA.
Dr @MoetiTshidi is joined by @MelissaFleming, @LMAfrican, @guyberger, @laktarr001, @UNICEFAfrica & @IFRCAfrica.
#Polio vaccination campaigns in #Africa were finally resumed in July 2020, after being paused due to #COVID19 restrictions.
Now over 40 million children in 16 countries have now been vaccinated in an effort by national authorities & Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners.
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