As the pandemic rage on, access to accurate and timely information about symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention will play a key role in helping stave its seemingly exponential rate of spread. To that effect, the World Health Information is doubling down on the tech initiatives that it’s hoping will help in creating broader awareness about the coronavirus and how to protect yourself and others from it.
The company is already operating a WhatsApp bot to both keep people updated on the coronavirus’ spread as well as provide necessary information about it. The bot also contains a fact sheet to dispel some common myths about the virus.
And, now, a collective of volunteers from both tech and healthcare are working with the WHO to create an official app from the health agency to serve as an authoritative source of information on the outbreak (via 9to5Google).
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