To help get vaccines to more people, Google is providing $150M to promote vaccine education & equitable access, and opening up our spaces for vaccination sites as needed. On Search & Maps, we’re making it easy to find when + where to get a vaccine.
This week, we expect to reach 100 million cases of #COVID19. Numbers can make us numb to what they represent: every death is someone’s parent, someone’s partner, someone’s child, someone’s friend.
This must strengthen our resolve to save lives - take care of ourselves & others
Very productive call with my brother, #SouthAfrica 🇿🇦 President @CyrilRamaphosa, on ensuring #COVID19 vaccines get to those most in need in Africa. I thanked him for the chance to address @_AfricanUnion health & finance ministers on Wednesday, & appreciated 🇿🇦's natl. response.
There are several options for organizing action on quality health services in fragile, conflict-affected & vulnerable
settings, ranging from discrete quality initiatives of individual providers through to coordinated
👶🧕👩🦰 in vulnerable settings have significant health needs. Estimates in settings where political conflict, displacement or natural disasters prevail indicate:
🔸 60% of preventable maternal deaths
🔸 53% of deaths in 🧒 aged <5
🔸 45% of neonatal deaths
"Until we end the #COVID19 pandemic everywhere, we won’t end it anywhere.
As we speak, rich countries are rolling out vaccines, while the 🌍’s least-developed countries watch & wait.
Every day that passes, the divide grows larger between the world’s haves & have nots"-@DrTedros
"If fully funded, the @ACTAccelerator would return up to $166 for every dollar invested.
Vaccine nationalism might serve short-term political goals. But it’s in every nation’s own medium & long-term economic interest to support vaccine equity"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19
"The 2nd study, commissioned by the @iccwbo Research Foundation, makes a strong economic case for #COVID19 vaccine equity. It finds that vaccine nationalism could cost the 🌍 economy up to $9.2 trillion & almost 1/2 of that would be incurred in the wealthiest economies"-@DrTedros
Our new report assesses the damage of the #COVID19 crisis and the numbers are grim. 8.8% of global working hours were lost last year, roughly 255 million full-time jobs - that's four times more than were lost during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Report:
-projects that most countries will recover in the 2nd half of 2021, depending on vaccination rollout
-recommends intl. support for low- & middle-income countries to support vaccine rollout & to promote economic & employment recovery"-@DrTedros
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.
"Last week, I said that the 🌍 stood on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure if it doesn’t deliver equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines. Two new studies show that it wouldn’t just be a moral failure, it would be an economic failure"-@DrTedros
"A new report from the @ilo analyses the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic on the global labour market. It finds that 8.8% of global working hours were lost last year, resulting in a decline in global labour income equivalent to $3.7 trillion"-@DrTedros
"This year we’re inviting entries in 3⃣ categories, matching each of WHO’s strategic priorities:
3⃣better health & well-being
More details about the categories, and the festival, are available on our website"-@DrTedros
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