World EBHC Day launches campaign to fight fake news

Cartoon representation of the COVID-19 infodemic.
  29 July 2021  Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Global leaders in evidence-based healthcare have joined forces to help the World Health Organization (WHO) manage the COVID-19 infodemic.

About World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day 2021

World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day is held on 20 October each year. It is a global initiative that raises awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally. It is an opportunity to participate in debate about global trends and challenges, but also to celebrate the impact of individuals and organisations worldwide, recognising the work of dedicated researchers, policymakers and health professionals in improving health outcomes.

The World EBHC Day campaign in 2021 responds to the WHO’s call for action. Guided by infodemiologist Gunther Eysenbach’s work on infodemic management and the WHO’s infodemic management framework, JBI, together with the organising partners of World EBHC Day, provide a platform for the global evidence community to share their experiences, stories and collective wisdom.

The WHO has produced a public health research agenda which recognises that infodemic management is an emerging and evolving field of research and practice, and that transdisciplinary synthesis is required to develop the field.

World EBHC Day calls on individuals and organisations in healthcare around the world to take action as we lead up to World EBHC Day on 20 October. Visit and contribute to a global response for infodemic management.

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Disclaimer: This article was provided by Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.