health misinformation

When health misinformation thrives during uncertainty – An excerpt from First Check’s Coffee Table Book

By building a culture of critical thinking and evidence-based discourse, we can mitigate the harmful effects of misinformation and promote informed decision-making.  In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, Nigeria Health Watch collaborated with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) to embark on a crucial mission to tackle the rampant […]

health misinformation

Lessons in fighting health misinformation from Nigeria

Beyond short-term online campaigns, proactively engage with social media influencers and equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to counter misinformation.  While measles vaccination has seen success in Nigeria, challenges persist, especially with the introduction of new vaccines. Resistance to these vaccines often arises from misinformation spread on social media platforms. Whether it is […]

First Check Diaries by Abara Erim

Health misinformation, I strongly believe, must be treated like a disease because it behaves like one. My experience during the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria in 2014 fuels my passion for infodemic management. I consider it my duty to make use of every avenue to reach out to the public in order to pre-bunk and debunk […]