Published on in Vol 22, No 6 (2020): June

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19659, first published .
Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation

Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation

Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation

Viroj Tangcharoensathien 1*, PhD, MD;  Neville Calleja 2*, MD, PhD;  Tim Nguyen 3*, MSc;  Tina Purnat 4*, MSc;  Marcelo D’Agostino 5*, MSc;  Sebastian Garcia-Saiso 6*, PhD;  Mark Landry 7*, MSc;  Arash Rashidian 8*, PhD;  Clayton Hamilton 9*, MSc;  Abdelhalim AbdAllah 10*, MSc;  Ioana Ghiga 11*, MSc;  Alexandra Hill 11*, MSc;  Daniel Hougendobler 11*, MPH, JD, LLM;  Judith van Andel 4*, MD;  Mark Nunn 12*, MSc;  Ian Brooks 13*, PhD;  Pier Luigi Sacco 14, 15, 16, 17*, PhD;  Manlio De Domenico 18*, PhD;  Philip Mai 19*, MA, JD;  Anatoliy Gruzd 19*, PhD;  Alexandre Alaphilippe 20*, MSc;  Sylvie Briand 11*, PhD

1 International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health , Nonthaburi , TH

2 Directorate for Health Information and Research, Ministry for Health , Valetta , MT

3 High Impact Events Preparedness, Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness, Geneva , CH

4 Department of Digital Health and Innovation, Science Division, World Health Organization, Geneva , CH

5 Information Systems for Health, Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Regional Office for the Americas, Washington DC, DC, US

6 Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Regional Office for the Americas , Washington, DC, US

7 Department of Health Systems Development, Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization, New Delhi , IN

8 Department of Science, Information and Dissemination, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, World Health Organization, Cairo , EG

9 Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization, Copenhagen , DK

10 Communications Department, Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization, Brazzaville , CG

11 Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness, World Health Organization, Geneva , CH

12 Independent writer and rapporteur , London , GB

13 Center for Health Informatics, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, US

14 Fondazione Bruno Kessler , Trento , IT

15 Venice Office, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Venice , IT

16 The University Institute for Modern Languages , Milan , IT

17 Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University , Cambridge, MA, US

18 Complex Multilayer Networks (CoMuNe) Research, Center for Information and Communication Technology, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento , IT

19 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University , Toronto, ON, CA

20 EU DisinfoLab , Brussels , BE

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Tina Purnat, MSc
  • Department of Digital Health and Innovation
  • Science Division
  • World Health Organization
  • 20 Avenue Appia
  • Geneva
  • CH
  • Phone: 41 22 791 2476
  • Email: purnatt@who.int