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Self-care can mean better, more accessible, participatory, affordable, quality healthcare. In the case of the emergency contraceptive pill or acetaminophen when available over the counter, such self-care will require minimal or no interaction with a health worker. However, frequently, for COVID-19 and many health interventions, self-care requires a carefully choreographed set of interactions between health workers and individuals to enable people to take greater control over their healthcare.

This article states that a key part of the problem of misinformation is that the public is effectively presented with various sources of information, through different digital media platforms, sometimes from anonymous sources and other times from figures claiming to have some degree of authority or credibility. It can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. And most worryingly this happens with alarming regularity, and spurious claims can gain incredible traction with huge swathes of the public in matter of days, even hours.

Un rapport de lignes directrices provisoires pour les États membres de la région africaine de l'OMS concernant la santé publique et les mesures sociales pour prévenir la propagation des COVID19. 

A report of provisional guidelines for Member States in the WHO African Region regarding public health and social measures to prevent the propagation of COVID19.

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