Recently, WhatsApp launched a plan to support governments, health organizations and community workers to provide authentic and helpful information to the people during the global coronavirus pandemic. The company is already working with governments and NGOs in Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia.
In order to provide genuine information to people at scale, the company plans to extend this with a hub. The purpose of the hub is will accumulate necessary materials for the people to use.
In partnership with the World Health Organization, Unicef, and UNDP, the hub targeted health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments, and local businesses. Their aim is to provide simple and actionable guidance through WhatsApp during the crisis. In addition, The company included WHO and UNICEF on messaging hotlines so that people can use to access valid information from the hub.
According to the administrator of, UNDP, Achim Steiner, Partnerships with private sector companies like WhatsApp will make rapid delivery of vital, real-time information from the WHO and local health officials to billions of users around the world.
The organization is likewise offering $1m to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). They will utilize the money to subsidize the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance, a gathering which remembers 100 neighborhood associations for more than 45 nations.
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Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, stated: “We realize that our clients are connecting on WhatsApp like never before during this season of emergency, regardless of whether it’s to companions and friends and family, specialists to patients, or educators to understudies. WhatsApp required a basic asset that can help interface individuals as of now.
As a matter of fact, “We are likewise satisfied to have the option to band together with the Poynter Institute to help develop the measure of certainty checking associations on WhatsApp and to help their life-sparing work to expose gossipy tidbits. We will likewise keep on working straightforwardly with wellbeing services the world over for them to give refreshes directly inside WhatsApp.”