Novel coronavirus (160) DFID gives £500,000 to address health misinformation (3)

19 March, 2020

Great news Neil. You should be at the forefront. [*see note below]

Best wishes


Dr. Jo Vallis, Chair

FRIENDS OF CHITAMBO SCIO, Registered Charity No. SC044337

_Working Towards a Healthier Chitambo District_

Mobile telephone number: +44(0)7791262918


Skype: jandrval24

web address: [1] [1]

Facebook page: [2]





HIFA profile: Jo Vallis is a Medical Sociologist with a general and paediatric nurse/nurse teaching background. She is Chair of Scottish registered charity, Friends of Chitambo SCIO, which supports health projects in Chitambo District, central Zambia: web address:;

Facebook page:

She is Project Lead for a Scottish Government funded project on ‘Strengthening emergency care communications in Chitambo District, central Zambia’, now in its 3rd 2-year funding round.

Jo recently retired from her post as Research Officer within NHS Education for Scotland (NES), in order to continue the work with Chitambo in a voluntary capacity.

Email addresses:; jovallis AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thank you Jo, yes I am sure we/HIFA can make an important contribution to this effort. I have contacted the consortium to offer our support and will keep you all updated. ]