WHO AD-HOC CONSULTATION ON MANAGING THE COVID-19 INFODEMIC

Selvanaayagam Shanmuganathan (Participant)

Activity: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTExternal Webinar/Workshop attendanceProfessional Development

Description

The aim of this technical consultation is to develop an infodemic response framework to guide targeted interventions to promote dissemination of reliable information about COVID-19, and reduce misinformation, rumors and myths about COVID-19. The discussion will raise awareness of the volume of information on the Internet; and will explore perceptions of segments of society and health care workers with regard to the use of qualified sources for health decision-making; but also to make recommendations that facilitate strengthening health worker capacities and institutional competencies related to digital literacy. The consultation will bring in a multidisciplinary team of scientists, public health decision-makers, medical journalists, technology and social media platforms, and civil society to address interventions and solutions.
Period7 Apr 20208 Apr 2020
Degree of RecognitionInternational