Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat
Tina D Purnat

Public health

Health misinformation

Infodemic management

Digital and health policy

Health information and informatics

Third WHO infodemic management conference #societyVSinfodemic

  • Year: 2020

I co-designed and led three of the six conference tracks of the Third WHO infodemic management conference (read the Report from WHO whole of society 3rd infodemic management conference).

The conference was designed in form of six-track consultations to identify the top 3 infodemic challenges and solutions in each of the 6 categories below:

  • Science and research
  • Country health authorities
  • Technology and platforms
  • Civil society
  • Media and Journalism
  • UN and multilateral

I led the country health authorities‘ track:

Over the 2 sessions, participants aimed to understand how infodemic management can fit existing epidemiological surveillance and response processes for emergencies and health system service delivery, how real-time infodemic management insights can support more nimble programmatic response, and how infodemic management can support trust-building and credibility in health system emergency response, particularly among populations that are most at risk.

Recordings of the webinar discussion are available here:

Panel 1  ▶ Video

Panel 2  ▶ Video

In addition to the discussion panels, 13 posters weresubmitted to the conference, sharing experience in health claim fact-checking, and in COVID-19 response from Cameroon, Canada, Finland, Indonesia, Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa and Sweden/Skåne. View the digital poster walk!

I co-led the technology and platforms track:

It consisted of four panel discussions on perspectives on technologies and internet platforms at intersection with the infodemic.

I co-led the UN and multilateral track:

Two, two-hour sessions of facilitated dialogues, a series of three UN interagency and subsequently one panel facilitated multilaterals from the European regions (OECD, EU) will discuss policy options and actions to combat health disinformation and data transparency as well as the opportunities to strengthen UN action against disinformation.