Today, I called on:
-countries with bilateral #COVID19 vaccine contracts to be transparent on these contracts with COVAX
-producers to provide @WHO with full data to accelerate approvals
-all countries to only use vaccines that meet rigorous intl. standards for safety
#COVID19 vaccines are the shot in the arm we all need literally & figuratively. But the promise of equitable access is at serious risk.
39M+ doses have now been administered in at least 49 higher-income countries.
Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest-income country. #EB148
A year ago, #COVID19 emerged & sparked a pandemic. Life-saving vaccines have been developed. What happens next is up to us. If we don't #ACTogether, the 🌍 is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure & the price will be paid with lives & livelihoods in the poorest countries.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
Get your #CervicalCancer questions answered by following @DrNonoSimelela for the #TealTalk #TwitterChat tomorrow at 11.00 CET with leading experts from around the world!
📌Save the date 🗓️19.01.21 👉
On #MLKDay, we must act on Dr King's words: 'Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking & the most inhuman...' Today I warned of 'another brick in the inequality wall between the 🌍’s haves & have-nots' without equitable vaccine rollout. #ACTogether
"We owe it to all of them to ensure that whatever challenges we face, we overcome them; whatever lessons the #COVID19 pandemic is teaching us, we learn them; and whatever opportunities we have to build a healthier, safer, fairer world, we take them"-@DrTedros #EB148
The WHO family is grieving over the sudden passing of Dr Peter Salama, @WHO Executive Director, Universal Health Coverage – Life Course.
"We've lost colleagues incl. Belinda Kasongo, murdered in 🇨🇩 as she worked to protect others from #Ebola. Her sacrifice was not in vain. It was because ppl like Belinda put themselves in danger that we were able to end the outbreak in eastern 🇨🇩"-@DrTedros
"One year into the greatest crisis of our time, there is no question that we still face unprecedented danger.
But we also have an unprecedented opportunity to make health the heartbeat of development & the foundation of a more secure & more equitable 🌍"-@DrTedros #EB148 #COVID19
"It also proposes extending the deadline for the “triple billion” targets by two years, to 2025.
Extending the deadline will allow us to identify the specific areas in which countries are lagging behind, and potential solutions to accelerate progress"-@DrTedros #EB148
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