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“Effective communication during epidemics and outbreaks is a critical component of a public health response. Even more than usual, people need accurate information so that they can adapt their behavior and protect themselves, their families, and their communities against infection, onward transmission, and death. However, during an epidemic or pandemic, the communication environment can be complicated by an ‘infodemic,’ which is the rapid, large-scale spread of health information and misinformation through a variety of media and informational channels.”
The above statement, from an article written in the Journal of Health Security in February 2021, succinctly sums up the problem of misinformation in the case of health emergencies.(1)
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), however, misinformation can do more than complicate the communication flow. Acting on the wrong information can kill.
Intersectionality is a term used to explain the idea that various forms of discrimination, such as those centered on race, gender, class, disability, sexuality, and other
Avec plus de 90 % des pays faisant état de résistance aux vaccins, l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé a déclaré en janvier 2019 que la résistance aux vaccins était l'une des dix principales menaces de la santé publique.
UPDATED 16 March 2021
Every year, over 13 million girls aged 15–19 give birth in low- and middle-income countries, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Many of these young mothers are married, first-time parents, and are often under family and community pressure to have a second child quickly. Young mothers who have a second child very rapidly can suffer complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Their children may also experience adverse health outcomes from rapid, repeat pregnancies.1
|UPDATED - February 3, 2021|
Successful development programs rely on people to behave in certain ways and make certain choices. Behavioral economics helps us understand why people behave and choose as they do, and behavioral design harnesses these insights for effective program development.
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Last Update: July 13, 2020
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement declaring that the coronavirus met the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The announcement constituted official recognition of the deadly virus as a danger to all, and the global health community ratcheted up efforts to prevent its spread. On March 11 the WHO declared the virus a pandemic.