The 10 Twitter accounts you should follow this summer

Wherever you find yourself this summer, if you can find Wi-Fi, you can get the latest on global health. Twitter has established itself as a valuable way to stay in touch with the global community and be in the know the instant something happens domestically or internationally. In a world more connected than ever, it’s possible to be a part of the conversation from around  he world. To follow-up on a recent post by my fellow blogger @EmilyDrewry2015, here are 10 additional Twitter accounts you should be following this summer to make sure you are in the know:

  1. @WHO – “Official account of the World Health Organization, the United Nations’ Health agency.”
  2. @BBCHealth – “Health news, features, analysis from the BBC, via an automated feed of website headlines.”
  3. @UNAIDS – “The goal of UNAIDS is to lead and inspire the world in getting to zero: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-deaths.”
  4. @JohnsHopkinsIH – “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health is the oldest and largest global health department in the world.”
  5. @Laurie_Garrett– “Sr Fellow @CFR_org. Pultizer Prize Winner. Author: I Heard the Sirens Scream (2011), The Coming Plague & Betrayal of Trust. Views here are my own.”
  6. @MSF –“Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization.”
  7. @nprGlobalHealth – “News, trends, & conversation about global health & development.”
  8. @PIH – “Health is a human right. We provide high-quality health care to poor and marginalized people around the world and inspire others to do the same.”
  9. @agnesbinagwaho – “Minister of Health of Rwanda (moh.gov.rw); Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Prof of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine.”
  10. @GlobalHealthOrg – “The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.”

Once you’ve followed these few, you will get suggestions to diversify your Twitter feed. Stay updated, retweet, and keep the conversations going through the summer and beyond.

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