New free Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers

7 March, 2023

A new free Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers has become available since 1 March ( The course is designed for doctors and healthcare workers around the world. It aims to create a wider awareness about the dangers of health misinformation and equip all in the healthcare community with the knowledge and tools to fight the infodemic.

The course was designed by DataLEADS and GSK in India, with the assistance of an international advisory committee. It comprises six extensive modules formatted as PowerPoint presentations. The course can serve as an educational tool in all healthcare settings with an internet link.


Chris Zielinski

Centre for Global Health, University of Winchester, UK  and

Vice President, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

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HIFA profile: Chris Zielinski: As a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Global Health, University of Winchester, Chris leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme, which supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. He is the elected Vice President (and President-in-Waiting) of the World Association of Medical Editors. 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. He served on WHO's Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. He also spent three years in London as Chief Executive of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. Chris has been a director of the 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). chris AT His publications are at and and his blogs are and