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Health Promot Perspect. 2022;12(1): 1-9.
doi: 10.34172/hpp.2022.01
PMID: 35854843
PMCID: PMC9277294
Scopus ID: 85133033843
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Impact of COVID-19 response on public health literacy and communication

Namrata Hange 1* ORCID logo, Arjola Musta Agoli 2 ORCID logo, Maria Kezia Lourdes Pormento 3 ORCID logo, Amrit Sharma 4 ORCID logo, Manoj Reddy Somagutta 5 ORCID logo, Nidhin Paikkattil 6 ORCID logo, Amol Jadhav 7 ORCID logo, Deepak Bethineedi 8 ORCID logo, Pravin Pisude 9 ORCID logo

1 Division of Research, Eurasian Cancer Research Council (ECRC), Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Tirana University of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tirana, Albania
3 Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Don Eugenio Lopez Sr. Medical Complex, Ortigas Ave, Pasig, 1604 Metro Manila, Philippines
4 Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Avalon University School of Medicine, 212 Churchill Hubbard Road Youngstown, OH, USA
6 Indian institute of technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
7 Medical Operations, JV Gokal Charity Trust, Kasturi Building, 2nd Floor, 171/172, J Tata Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
8 Andhra Medical College, Road King George Hospital, opp. Collector Office, Maharani Peta, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530002, India
9 ESIC Medical College and Hospital and SS Hospital, Sanath Naga Sanath Nagar Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Namrata Hange, Email: , Email: namratah3@yahoo. co.in

Abstract

With unaddressed challenges of pandemic with re-emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) waves, public health literacy and communication have proved to be a prerequisite for effective communication as part of the control strategy. Hence this article addressed the impact of COVID-19 response policies on public health literacy. Considering the rapid transmission of COVID-19, taking lives needs urgent attention from the population›s perspective to be more vigilant about health information and incorporate that into their daily routines. To be responsible and resilient globally, governments and states are formulating different health policies and related plans to prevent and control the spread of the pandemic. This article has recommended short-term measures, including smart focused IEC targeted on vaccination and motivational sessions for health care workers and front line workers. Targeted Long-term measures included healthcare system reforms inclusive of resources, workforce, capacity building with particular focus on lifestyle measures addressing non-communicable disease prevention.
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Submitted: 07 Dec 2021
Revision: 06 Mar 2022
Accepted: 06 Mar 2022
ePublished: 29 May 2022
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