Tracking Universal Health Coverage in the WHO African Region, 2022 (2)

8 August, 2022

For communicating with patients and families anywhere messaging technology can be very penetrative and is run by for profit companies but they can be persuaded to run for UHC profit, too?

Perhaps we could then refer to the role of the Social Media during COVID and social media's potential partnership with governments and scientists to manage change during crisis- with examples from the big social media organizations.

Facebook Now Available in 100 Languages Globally - PC Tech Magazine


According to Facebook Post by CEO and Co-Founder of Facebook; Mark Zuckerberg, the social networking platform is now available in more than 100 languages with more than one billion people using a language other than English. Among the languages added include; Fula, Maltese and Corsican.

“Our community makes this possible. Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have worked together to find the right translations for words and phrases in the Facebook interface. Because the idea of a “Like” in English may mean something different in Arabic or Japanese, Mark said.”

TikTok amassed over 3 billion downloads and penetrated one-third of all social media users on this planet in less than four short years.

- TikTok is available in 155 markets, in 75 languages (

- TikTok was the most downloaded app in 2020 with 850 million downloads (

HIFA Profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

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