Accra, The Word Health Organisation (WHO) has launched dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.
messaging service has the potential to reach two billion people and enables WHO
to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it,” the
world health body said Monday.
“From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, this messaging service provides the latest news and information on coronavirus including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others,” it added.
It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real-time to help government decision-makers protect the health of their populations.
The service can be accessed by a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi”, “hola”, “??????”, “oi”, “salut”, “ciao” or “?????” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.
The WHO Health Alert was developed in collaboration with Praekelt.Org, using Turn machine learning technology.
Source: Ghana News Agency