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
echampagne@uottawa.ca

Nathalie Burlone (English and French)
Associate Professor, School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
nburlone@uottawa.ca

“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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