Addressing Health Misinformation

Global Infodemic Management Course

Global Infodemic and Management Course is an initiative of DataLEADS supported by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aims to equip healthcare workers worldwide with key approaches and tools to help them address misinformation about health. The training consists of six modules and each module is an on-demand video of 10 to 12 minutes. The on-demand video has a single anchor for training consistency. The training modules are developed in English and have subtitles in Portuguese and Spanish. The course is free of cost. Besides the healthcare professionals, the course is open to anyone interested in infodemic management in public health.



International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) signatory

First Check is a unique fact-checking collaborative pan-Asia initiative in terms of its format and approach. This initiative is bringing journalists, doctors, and technologists together from across Asia to identify and combat medical misinformation, rumours and unscientific claims. It is a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Crosscheck: Science For FactCheckers

Science for Factcheckers is a training programme to focus on enhancing the capacity of community fact-checkers to strengthen the voice of science in order to support local and regional efforts in addressing misinformation in health emergencies.Training is developed by WHO in collaboration with DataLEADS. The Training of Trainers (ToT)  was held in Bangkok, Thailand and focused on the Asia Pacific region, to strengthen the science and health literacy of fact checkers. The World Health Organization (WHO) selected 20 participants from 13 countries to build a Pan Asia network as part of the cohort.


HealthLEADS is a flagship project of OW DataLEADS, a data-driven multiplatform Indian digital media company. Our endeavour is to bring together the global health community on a digital platform, powered by conversations and collaborations. HealthLEADS is a multimedia health site with a niche focus: Quality content on health that gives pride of place to the voices of healthcare professionals. We seek to bring the global health community together through collaboration and conversation. We have a panel of doctors as part of our editorial board who review the content for its accuracy and relevance. They play a pivotal role in setting the content agenda tailored to the needs of our readers.