Global Infodemic Management Course for Healthcare Workers
The course is aimed to equip healthcare workers worldwide with key approaches and tools to help them address misinformation about health
Global Infodemic Management Course
for Healthcare Workers
The training consists of six modules and each module is an on-demand video of 10 to 12 minutes. The on-demand video has a single anchor for training consistency. The training modules are developed in English and have subtitles in Portuguese and Spanish
Each module is 10-12 minutes longEligibility Criteria:
- Public health workers
- Hospital administrators
- Medical researchers
Besides the healthcare professionals the course is open to anyone interested in infodemic management in public health. The course is free of cost. Participants need to Register here:
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to the public health domain. It has not only led to the spread of the virus globally, but also resulted in the proliferation of misinformation in the form of “Infodemic''. With the upsurge of false and misleading information the healthcare workers and professionals have been confronted with daunting challenges. Health misinformation has serious consequences for society as it leads to undesirable and risk-taking behaviours. It erodes trust in the public healthcare system, leads people to fall for false preventive measures, encourages them to try unsubstantiated and unscientific therapies – all of which could lead them to harm and put their lives at risk. There is a critical and impending need to make collaborative efforts to overcome these risks. Read More
MEMBERS OF THE CURRICULUM ADVISORY COUNCIL
Why is it important for healthcare community to fight health misinformation?
Dr. Anna Blakney
"If you think back to early 2020, very few scientists knew what an RNA vaccine was, and now billions of people have gotten them. It's no wonder that people have a lot of questions, and the healthcare community is responsible for getting the correct information out there"
Dr. Gemma Bowsher
"Healthcare communities must fight health misinformation because trusted and truthful information is the universal frontline of effective public health delivery."
Dr. Altaf Lal
“Misinformation on burden and incidence of diseases places individuals and communities in harms way. It does not allow policy makers, physicians, hospitals, and government officials prepare to meet the threats and dangers in an effective and timely manner.”
Dr. Chris Zielinski
"Health is an information-intensive sector: healthcare is based on extensive data collection, information management and knowledge utilization at all levels. Knowledge is the enemy of disease. The application of what we know has a bigger impact than any drug or technology. Consequently, bad information can only cause and amplify bad health"