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Community Health Promotion and Awareness Programme
"Let's Fight COVID-19 Misinformation Together'
Date: November 14th 2020 Time: 5:00pm (AEST)
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Meeting ID: 827 2581 5641
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Background: During COVID-19 lockdown, various researchers across the globe went to work so was the rapid spread of misinformation particularly across Sub-Sahara Africa. A group of African researchers across the globe (UK, Australia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa) led by researchers from Western Sydney University Australia saw the need to provide evidence based information that will empower our people.
Fourteen researchers came together to understand the knowledge, attitude and practice of Africans (including those living abroad) regarding the deadly COVID-19. They reasoned that the study findings will help guide public health workers and policy makers in their fight against this deadly virus and future pandemic. The group collected survey data from around 2000 participants either living in Africa or in diaspora and through that, raised awareness regarding the disease and the misconceptions around COVID-19, some of which are now published in international peer review journals. In addition, other African researchers embarked on social media campaign to increase our awareness of this deadly disease.
Activities offered on the day: The group will present their findings to the Nigerian community in Queensland together with other persons who have provided information using different platforms during the pandemic...]