WHO: Heads of State commit to Noncommunicable Disease Global Compact to save 50 million lives by 2030 (2)

24 September, 2022

Neil, you write "Knowledge is not a panacea, but it is a prerequisite."

Najeeb was leading a conversation that suggested that the difference between information, understanding and knowledge was that knowledge is an

internal framework of experience and understanding that directs choices which experience, culture and personality affect as much or more than

information? [*see note below]

"awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: Knowledge

- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge


HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. 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

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com

[*Note from NPW, moderator: Thanks Richard. I think the Wikipedia definition of information is helpful here: 'Information is an abstract concept that refers to that which has the power to inform. At the most fundamental level information pertains to the interpretation of that which may be sensed...' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information ]