The recent pandemic has highlighted not only the need for accurate information delivered to the right people at the right time, but also the dangers of unclear or misleading information and its impact on public health efforts. We have recently witnessed such impact on the public´s vaccine confidence and uptake at a time where the stakes of vaccination programmes are so high. In a digitised world, misinformation and mixed messages overwhelm individuals and communities, and effective digital public health strategies can play an important role in countering the spread of misinformation. In this session, our global health experts will examine evidence-based approaches to infodemic management and look at how countries have reacted to ensure citizens receive and have access to the right information to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their own health.
From Pandemic to Infodemic, the Role of Effective Digital Public Health
June 8, 2021
12:00 - 13:00