Thank you Chris. The misinformation and disinformation is overwhelming all over the world. In our part of the world we have many people who give advice, religious sayings, quoting from books that don’t exist, deliberate wrong and misleading translation of text and on top of all that “experts” on TV advising people things which are never evidence based and never tested. In the call for action that IMIA/IHASI addressed to WHO (https://imia-medinfo.org/wp/statement-from-the-international-academy-for... ) this issue was addressed and can be fixed through collaboration and research.
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI
Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ
President, eHealth Development Association of Jordan,
Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth
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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 gmail.com