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Kerry Washington Just Did a COVID-19 Q&A With California’s Surgeon General for ‘Together At Home’

They discussed social distancing, community resilience, and a lot more.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global community is uniting in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and treat those already infected. The "Together At Home" virtual concert series works to encourage people to stay home, and to enable Global Citizens to take action to help combat the spread of coronavirus. You can join our Together At Home campaign to help beat coronavirus by taking action here.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global community is uniting in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and treat those already infected. The "Together At Home" virtual concert series works to encourage people to stay home, and to enable Global Citizens to take action to help combat the spread of coronavirus. You can join our Together At Home campaign to help beat coronavirus by taking action here.

8 Resources for Reliable Information About Coronavirus

There is a lot of COVID-19 information out there, so here’s a guide to help combat the “infodemic”.
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Why Global Citizens should care:

The response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatened by misinformation, putting the health of individuals and the public at greater risk — for example, through the sharing of unsubstantiated medical advice. We can all play a part in limiting the spread of dangerous misinformation, through ensuring we only use reliable resources, and don't share fake news on. You can join our Together At Home campaign against coronavirus by taking action here

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Why Global Citizens should care:

The response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatened by misinformation, putting the health of individuals and the public at greater risk — for example, through the sharing of unsubstantiated medical advice. We can all play a part in limiting the spread of dangerous misinformation, through ensuring we only use reliable resources, and don't share fake news on. You can join our Together At Home campaign against coronavirus by taking action here

Resources for World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

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Clean care for all – it’s in your hands.

May 5th is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day. Take action by downloading tools to evaluate and  improve hand hygiene in your facility. Take action and improve infection control practices by downloading the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework

3 Reasons Why Air Pollution Should be a Top Priority for Businesses

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Leaders from pretty much every country in the world representing current and future customers attended the World Health Organization’s (WHO) inaugural Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health in Geneva last week, along with academics and nongovernmental organizations, but there were no corporate leaders in attendance.

Beating NCDs: Why It’s Time to Count Nestlé In!

By Chavanne Hanson, Deputy Head of Global Public Affairs
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Today, the United Nations (UN) hosts a highly anticipated meeting to discuss progress and next steps on fighting chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – otherwise known as non-communicable diseases, or NCDs.

We’re keen to play our part, and indeed both the UN and World Health Organization (WHO) recently called upon food and beverage companies like Nestlé to engage in the battle against such diseases.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros wrote: "We must use whatever partnerships are open to us, in whatever way we can, to achieve our goals… it’s the only way."

Nepal Validated by WHO for Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it has validated Nepal as the sixth country to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

Fighting the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

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Since the beginning of the armed conflict in March 2015, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate in Yemen. According to the UN, nearly 80% of the population needs humanitarian assistance, particularly regarding access to healthcare. The cholera epidemic is part of this very deteriorated health situation and the spread of the disease cannot be prevented without decisive action to end it quickly.

Unprecedented MPOWER Progress Shows that Battle Against the Tobacco Epidemic is Winnable

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The following text is by Michael R. Bloomberg from the sixth World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017. Download the report here.

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