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Health illiteracy and vaccine misinformation as determinants for equity: developing policies to establish access to quality information in an equitable way

26 August 2021

This event will have a focus on the issues around health literacy and access to information. The societal influences on the ‘’infodemic’’ will be laid out, also the role of health care professionals, health workers and be vaccine hesitant people. We will consider all the policy elements that need to be addressed to overcome this, identifying tools to overcome these issues from a range of angles and the role pharmacy can play.

About the programme – FIP’s 2021 digital programme to Transform Vaccination Globally, Regionally, & Nationally comprises 2 series, totaling 12 events running between June and November. Building on the outcomes of the 2020 programme, the 2021 FIP digital programme focuses on supporting FIP members in accelerating equity, access and sustainability of vaccinations through policy development and implementation.

This event will be moderated by Professor Timothy Chen, President of the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section at FIP and the Head of Pharmacy Practice and Health Services Research at The University of Sydney.

Timothy F Chen, Head of Pharmacy Practice and Health Services Research, The University of Sydney

• Mujahidhussein G Valji - Chief Pharmacist, Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania
• Dr. Régis Vaillancourt - Pharmacy Consultant, Canada
• Dr. Fiona Stanaway - Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Health, Australia
• Hannelie Meyer - Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and Head of the South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre (SAVIC)