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, Thailand

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

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

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

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, United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Independent writer and rapporteur, London, United Kingdom

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

14 Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

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

16 The University Institute for Modern Languages, Milan, Italy

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

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

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

20 EU DisinfoLab, Brussels, Belgium

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Tina Purnat, MSc
  • Department of Digital Health and Innovation
  • Science Division
  • World Health Organization
  • 20 Avenue Appia
  • Geneva, 1211
  • Switzerland
  • Phone: 41 22 791 2476
  • Email: purnatt@who.int