Coronavirus (238) SAWBO COVID-19 Animation and Building a WhatsApp Network to Share Educational Content (2)

26 March, 2020

[Note from HIFA moderator (9 April 2020): Our thanks to SAWBO, who addressed this issue promptly. See their response (30 March): ]  

It's a pity that, at the beginning of this animation, the spread of Covid-19 is repeatedly shown (from 0:21) as a kind of pulsing ray from China spreading to the rest of the world. While this may reflect the US President's notions, it was declared a pandemic over a month ago: Covid-19 is spreading by local transmission on each continent. Even in the simplified diagram in your aniumation, this should be depicted as a pulsing ray in each larger land mass to avoid location or enthnicity bias.

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HIFA profile: Chris Zielinski: As a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Global Health, Chris leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme at the University of Winchester. Formerly an NGO, Phi supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. Chris has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, with FAO in Rome, ILO in Geneva, and UNIDO in Vienna. Chris also spent three years in London as Chief Executive of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. He was the founder of the ExtraMED project (Third World biomedical journals on CD-ROM), and managed the Gates Foundation-supported Health Information Resource Centres project. He served on WHO’s Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. Chris has been a director of the World Association of Medical Editors, UK Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency, and International Association of Audiovisual Writers and Directors. He has served on the boards of several NGOs and ethics groupings (information and computer ethics and bioethics). UK-based, he is also building houses in Zambia. chris AT
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