“WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” has been launched globally by WhatsApp. The Information Hub has been launched by WhatsApp in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub aims to provide simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that depends on WhatsApp for communication. It will also work to reduce the spread of rumors and connect with accurate health information.
Along the launch of WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub, WhatsApp has also announced the donation of $1 million to the International Fact-Checking Network for coronavirus facts alliance. The donation aims to support the fact-checking of the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance, which spans more than 100 local organizations all over the world.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland; Director general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.
- Administrator of United Nations Development Programme: Achim Steiner.
- Executive Director of UNICEF: Henrietta H. Fore.