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More than two years into the global pandemic, COVID-19 continues to impact the ways we work, live, and interact, and new variants of the virus continued to emerge. Managing the pandemic has proved challenging around the world, as has managing Infodemics, shorthand for Information Epidemic, defined by the WHO as "too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak." Where can people find timely updates of credible information from reliable sources?


Asia Society Hong Kong Center continues to bring you regular updates on the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, and around the world. We are pleased to host on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists as they share the latest facts and evidence-based findings on the global pandemic. Over the past two years, this ground breaking series has featured nearly 40 episodes and welcomed more than 250,000 online views.

In this episode, S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center will host Mr. Tim Nguyen, Head of Unit for High Impact Events in the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Department of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE), to discuss Infodemic Management. This episode will explore questions including: How did the Covid-19 Pandemic bring about renewed attention to Infodemics? What are the biggest challenges to managing an Infodemic between the overabundance of information and the spread of medical misinformation? What are best practices in Infodemic management that can be applied elsewhere? What are the policy implications of Infodemic management? What is the WHO doing to support universal access to reliable health information?


May 18, 2022

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)

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  • Tim Nguyen (Head of Unit for High Impact Events in the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prvention Department at WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE))

    Tim Nguyen

    Head of Unit for High Impact Events in the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prvention Department at WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)

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