Novel coronavirus (95) Over-information and contradictory information (4)

6 March, 2020

Dear friends

When one talks about the issue of “Over information” we talk about quantity which is like medicine’s overdose. In this case it’s the quantum that has the impact and not the quality. Over information seems to me is like having too much water which causes floods that can kill. At the same very little water or no water causes diseases or even death. Bad water causes water borne diseases.

That’s why Knowledge Translation (KT) is about the right format and right quantity.

Best regards.

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

e-Marefa Advisor

P.O. Box 542006

Amman 11937


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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.

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