Ensuring the public has the best possible health information is crucial during an outbreak. At best, misinformation can distract from critical health prevention support. At worst, it can lead to behaviour that amplifies disease transmission. The novelty of Coronavirus makes the challenge even greater as viral speculation can easily overwhelm the limited information we do have.
With countries experiencing a massive need for direct communication about COVID-19, Praekelt.org (using Turn.io) has developed a solution to empower citizens with the right information and support the national response of the health systems that serve them. HealthAlert disseminates accurate, timeous information to the public via WhatsApp at population scale.
|New Implemented Countries||Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Sierra Leone|
Founded in 2007 by Gustav Praekelt, Praekelt.org empowers vulnerable people to improve their health by facilitating guided conversations that improve health outcomes and health systems. The day-to-day running of the organisation is led by Managing Director, Debbie Rogers.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN