Public Health Answers: How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Health Literacy?


Jan 27, 2021

COVID-19 has led to rapid changes in behavior, reaffirming the need to understand and apply accurate health information. As we spend more time engaging with the world virtually, we are constantly confronted with false information, making health literacy a growing challenge to public health. The World Health Organization defines health literacy as the skill to improve personal and community health, by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions.

In this episode of Public Health Answers, we talk to Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director of the Global Health Centre and Chair of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland, to know how COVID-19 has affected health literacy.

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