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Global Health Checkup is a new podcast series from Project HOPE highlighting the news, issues, events and trends in international development and disaster relief operations. The series will feature a variety of voices including experts, thought leaders, and people on the frontlines who are building the health capacity of nations struggling against the burdens of disease, outbreaks and humanitarian disasters. The podcast will also highlight international efforts to respond to health emergencies and discuss innovative approaches to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, maternal and child mortality and more. 

Jul 28, 2017

Good communication and information sharing is vital during a major health crisis. Alarming and inaccurate news coverage can spark widespread public panic and hamper efforts of authorities and NGOs to respond to an emergency. Our influential panel of experts from the media, public relations, global health, disaster relief and legal sectors discuss how best to frame disease outbreaks, strategies for maximizing the impact of accurate news coverage, and offer examples of effective communications tactics in a time of crisis.