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iPhone : Women should continue to breastfeed during the pandemic, even if they have #COVID19. The numerous benefits substantially outweigh the potential risks of transmission & illness associated with the virus
iPhone : Only 79 countries prohibit the promotion of breast-milk substitutes in health facilities. Only 51 have laws prohibiting the distribution of free or low-cost infant formula supplies within the health care system.
Twitter Web App : In view of the #COVID19 pandemic, the Foundation will initially focus on emergencies & pandemic response. It will also raise & disburse funds for all global public health priorities in full alignment with the WHO General Programme of Work (2019-23).
Twitter Web App : To help broaden WHOs donor base and achieve more sustainable/predictable funding, the Foundation will facilitate contributions to WHO & trusted partners from: ✅general public ✅individual major donors ✅corporate partners
Twitter Web App : WHO Foundation will provide funds to WHO & partners to deliver on the Organizations “triple billion” goals: 1⃣ Protect 1 billion people from health emergencies 2⃣ Extend universal health coverage to 1 billion people 3⃣ Assure healthy lives & wellbeing to 1 billion people by 2023
Twitter Web App : WHO welcomes the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity headquartered in Geneva, that will support our efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.
Twitter Web App : 136 countries have in place some form of legal measure related to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes aimed at protecting #breastfeeding from inappropriate promotion practices
Twitter Web App : Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information: WHO, UNICEF, International Baby Food Action Network new report
iPhone : WHO, United Nations Foundation and animation studio Illumination have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement that reinforces safe and healthy behaviour during #COVID19, featuring globally beloved Gru and the #Minions.
Twitter Web App : The #Minions & Gru are supporting WHO in making sure people of all ages stay safe and healthy during this #COVID19 pandemic: 💛 physically distancing 💛 being active at home 💛 being kind to each other
Twitter Web App : "The Solidarity Response Fund will continue to receive donations to support WHO’s work on #COVID19, while the WHO Foundation will help to fund all elements of WHO’s work and be fully aligned with our priorities"-Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus