"We're not just fighting an epidemic; we're fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous." Dr Tedros, Director-General WHO.
Every single health decision and action, whether by parents, individuals, health workers or policymakers, is fundamentally dependent on our ability to access and apply reliable healthcare information - and to recognise and reject misinformation. The coronavirus pandemic has shown only too clearly the need for timely access to reliable health information, against a dangerous backdrop of misinformation and fake news.
The HIFA COVID-19 Project promotes communication, understanding, advocacy and action across the HIFA global health forums (>20,000 members in 4 languages, in collaboration with WHO).