Need an expert? First Report on the WHO Global Response to COVID-19

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020

A world map with red dots representing COVID-19 hotspots

Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Eric Champagne (English and French)
Associate Professor in Public Administration, School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. Director, Centre on Governance

Nathalie Burlone (English and French)
Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

“In this first report of a series, our objective was to examine the WHO strategy within the context of uncertainty, data shortages and insufficient cooperation which greatly affected a coordinated global response towards the novel coronavirus.

They present key findings on the WHO’s use of social media and other tools, as well as the findings of a Canadian survey suggesting that the WHO may have appeared too far removed as a source of information to be able to reduce stress, anxiety and misinformation.”

– Professor Champagne

This report was published by the uOttawa Centre on Governance in collaboration with the University of Sherbrooke.

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