WHO African Region ( @WHOAFRO ) Twitter Profile

WHOAFRO

WHO African Region

Official twitter account for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa - WHO/AFRO

Brazzaville, Congo

Joined on 3 April, 2012

http://www.afro.who.int

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Quoted @AngolaOms

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.

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The @WHO's Africa Infodemic Response Alliance🌍 is coming together to fight harmful #COVID19 & health misinformation. The strategy is to:

Identify🔎
Simplify🟦
Amplify📢
Quantify📉

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Replying to @MoetiTshidi: Great to launch the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance alongside an incredible network of organizations & fact checkers ye…

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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!

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The @WHO has launched the 🌍Africa Infodemic Response Alliance. #AIRA brings together 13 international & regional organizations & fact-checking groups to detect, disrupt & counter damaging misinformation on public health issues in Africa.

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Over 2.1 million confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent - with more than 1.8 million recoveries & 52,000 deaths cumulatively.

View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:

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.@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

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Natalie Fol, @UNICEFAfrica: "This is new but very fast expanding area of work at @UNICEF. We look forward to joining forces through the alliance to collectively limit the spread of harmful health misinformation & disinformation." #AIRA

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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

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.@guyberger @UNESCO: "Where there is a shortage of open public & reliable information, you have fertile fields where falsehoods can flourish, especially on private channels like social messaging without any credible counter." #AIRA

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Dr Adinoyi Ben Adeiza, @IFRCAfrica: "Epidemics start & end in communities. It is the actions of our community members that will either end or sustain an outbreak." #COVID19

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.@MelissaFleming: "We are living in a polluted media landscape that has toxic misinformation and disinformation mixed in with the good information."

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.@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."

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "Through this new Alliance we will work with fact checkers & the media to correct misconceptions, conspiracy theories & rumours, & with technical experts to make sure people can access accurate, concise, timely information."

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "Misinformation harms people’s physical & mental health. It increases stigma & anxiety, threatens precious health gains, & reduces adherence to preventive measures like wearing masks."

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "In #Africa & globally, we have faced an unprecedented dual challenge in the response to #COVID19. We are fighting a highly infectious, dangerous virus, & highly infectious, dangerous misinformation."

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Dr @MoetiTshidi: "In #Africa & globally, we have faced an unprecedented dual challenge in the response to #COVID19. We are fighting a highly infectious, dangerous virus, & highly infectious, dangerous misinformation."

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#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.

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How is 🌍Africa responding to #misinformation about #COVID19? Experts from across the continent weigh in on this urgent issue, plus we launch the new Africa Infodemic Response Alliance.

👉🏿Tune in TODAY at 13:00 (GMT+1) on @WHOAFRO Twitter & FB

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#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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More than 3.3 million children have been vaccinated against polio across 91 districts in Chad🇹🇩. This immunization drive was one of the largest of its kind in the African region this year as campaigns halted due to the #COVID19 pandemic resume. #EndPolio

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