Coronavirus (340) Invitation to WHO ad hoc consultation on infodemic management, 7-8 April 2020 (3)

4 April, 2020

Thank you so much Neil for sharing the invitation [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-331-invitation-who-ad-hoc-co.... The need for a social dialogue around the concept of infodemic is necessary at a point where especially in low resource settings like Pakistan, illiteracy is rampant and sharing of memes, fake news, totkas (home remedies), spiritual and religious prayers are being shared extensively through the “WhatsApp university”.

Best regards

Mariam

Public Health Consultant

Contech International Health Consultants

HIFA profile: Mariam Z Malik is Business Development Manager at Contech International, Pakistan. Her professional interests include Health and health care information. mariam.zahid AT gmail.com