In response to the COVID-19 pandemic UNICEF, with the help of funding from Johnson & Johnson, US Centers of Disease Control and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), has developed a health worker training content library that can be deployed on a variety of digital channels, including SMS, Social Media Messaging Apps (i.e., WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram), and other app-based learning management systems.
COVID-19 and Social Media
This is a handbook designed to help the media to support and communicate with their audiences about the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available in English, Ukrainian and Romanian.
The authors of this study globally evaluated the effect of social media and online foreign disinformation campaigns on vaccination rates and attitudes towards vaccine safety.
This paper seeks to assess the quality and validity of information available on YouTube, based on the current Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
Listening to people's questions and concerns is an important way for health authorities to learn about what matters to communities in response to COVID-19. This social listening platform aims to show real time information about how people are talking about COVID-19 online, so that health professionals can better manage as the infodemic and pandemic evolve.
In July 2020, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) WHO, MIT, and Facebook surveyed people in 67 countries about their developing knowledge, attitudes, and practice around COVID-19.
The Big Idea of the Week delves deeper into a specific COVID-related topic. Each week, Big Idea tackles a specific area of COVID-19 and provides important information, guidelines, and messages for the public.
WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it.
COVID Connect is an app initiated by the South African National Department of Health to drive people to COVID-19 testing and accessing testing information and services from their phones.
Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria posted these images in Tweets about wearing masks on July 15, 2020.