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Posted On: 20 March 2020 03:15 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

WHO, UNICEF and UNDP partner with WhatsApp for real time health updates

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The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub was launched globally by messaging service company, WhatsApp, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

In the article published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) states;

The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub provides simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that rely on WhatsApp to communicate. The site also offers general tips and resources for users around the world to reduce the spread of rumors and connect with accurate health information
These recommendations provide quick guidance on how small groups can make the most of WhatsApp features, and will be distributed by UNDP to those coordinating local efforts. In addition, WhatsApp is working with the WHO and UNICEF to provide messaging hotlines for people around the world to use directly. These hotlines will provide reliable information and will be listed on the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub
Simply send a message saying "hi"to the WHO Whataspp number to begin

If you wish you to be updated through WhatsApp by WHO, the number is +41 79 893 18 92.

Source and photo credit: UNDP