How to Report Misinformation Online

As the world responds to the  COVID-19 pandemic, we all face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to the virus. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful.

Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice  from trusted sources, such as  their local health authority or WHO. However, everyone can help to stop the spread. If you see content online that you believe to be false or misleading, you can report it to the hosting social media platform.

This page offers links to various social media platforms’ sites for reporting inappropriate content.

Source: How to Report Misinformation Online

    COVID-19 Kenya – Clinical Guidance and Job Aid Tracker

    This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks technical guidance about COVID-19 and lists useful job aids for health workers.  The tracker offers a brief description of each piece of guidance/job aid, a link to where it can be found, and the topic which it covers.

    Source: COVID-19 Kenya – Clinical Guidance and Job Aid Tracker

      COVID-19 Kenya – Knowledge Sharing Tracker

      This resource, produced by the Kenya Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID, tracks reports, presentations, documents, and other tools which are being accumulated as new information about COVID-19 in Kenya is published. Several topics include: gender, PWD, informal settlement, COVID response/survey, wildlife, malnutrition, etc.

      Source: COVID-19 Kenya – Knowledge Sharing Tracker

        COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

        This handbook is designed for policy makers, communication practitioners, and development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) can be conducted effectively using behavioral insights during the current pandemic.

        The handbook provides practical guidance on how to use behaviorally-informed insights to design effective communication to address the rapid behavior change needed during COVID-19.

        Source: COVID-19 Communication Handbook 2020: How to Design Behaviourally-informed Communication

          Hot Peach Pages

          This website contains abuse information and support for every woman and every girl on Earth. The site offers links to:

          Source: Hot Peach Pages

            UN Women VAW Helplines

            This is a list of country domestic violence helplines compiled by UN Women. There is also a list of agencies if a particular country does not have a helpline. Visitors can also submit a confidential individual complaint form to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

            Source: UN Women VAW Helplines

              Practice Guide: Behaviour Change Communication during Crisis

              This guide provides tips, recommendations, and templates for nonprofit organizations in response to COVID-19.

              Included are various modules:

              • Part 1: Communication about Health Behaviors
              • Part 2: Mobilization of Resources
              • Part 3: Crisis Communication Plan
              • Part 4: Building an Internal Communication Strategy
              • Part 5: Remote Work Setup
              • Part 6: Behavior Change Resources

              Source: Practice Guide: Behaviour Change Communication during Crisis

                Designing COVID-19 Materials for Low Literate Settings

                This website offers tips and tools for creating COVID-19 materials for low-literate audiences.

                It provides examples of materials, offers a checklist for making sure that materials meet the criteria for low literate audiences, and offers an assessment of one’s own materials to check for reading level.

                Source: Designing COVID-19 Materials for Low Literate Settings

                  Key Messages: COVID-19 and Primary Health Care

                  This document provides members of the primary health care (PHC) community with foundational messages to use in communication and advocacy efforts about how and why countries, global decision-makers and donors can – and must – center PHC as a key component of the COVID-19 response in the weeks and months to come.

                  Source: Key Messages: COVID-19 and Primary Health Care

                    CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap

                    This Roadmap is a planning tool to support communities to organize, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

                    It provides key steps in working to respond to COVID-19:

                    1. Determine level of transmission
                    2. Identify high-risk and vulnerable groups
                    3. Coordinate with health authorities and other relevant actors
                    4. Protect your community
                    5. Communicate key messages
                    6. Provide food and essential items
                    7. Supply water and sanitation

                    Source: CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap