At the CDC in 2020, Knowledge Wasn’t Power (3)

25 March, 2023

Dear Joseph and all

Indeed 'knowledge is power' only if it is used otherwise it has no value. In the case of CDC and many other institutions, governments and individuals they know the truth but have not always communicated it effectively. Misinformation by leaders is much more damaging than others. The results of the campaign to misinform about COVID in the USA and many other countries have been both detrimental to the health of the people and to the economy. The most unbelievable thing is that the same person might come back, based on the support by their Party. Amazing.

With kind regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, IAHSI

Mobile: +962 799391604

Tel.: +962 (6) 5240273


Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research WHO/HQ (Retired)

e-Marefa Advisor

President, Jordan Library and Information Association

President, eHealth Development Association, Jordan

President, Middle East and North Africa Association of Health Informatics

IMIA Vice-President for MEDINFO 2023

Visiting Professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Member of the International Academy of Pubic Health Scientific Council

Editorial Board Member, Arab Board Medical Journal

ORCID ID 0000-0003-3843-8430

HIFA Profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism. Email: shorbajin AT