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WHO expert gives advice on the virus through comic strips

By March 21, 2020 No Comments
Part of a series of comics published by the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine which is aimed at educating the public about Covid-19. Since the first comic strip was published on Feb 14, it has reached more than two mi

Part of a series of comics published by the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine which is aimed at educating the public about Covid-19. Since the first comic strip was published on Feb 14, it has reached more than two mi

Professor Dale Fisher chairs the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and also has an extra task during this outbreak: He is the expert in a series of comics aimed at educating the public about Covid-19.

“If you understand the disease, you don’t panic. That’s why community messaging and engagement is so critical,” said the Australian-born senior consultant at the National University Hospital’s division of infectious diseases. He has been on WHO outbreak missions to places such as Mongolia and Liberia.

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