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Health Promot Perspect. 2022;12(1): 22-27. doi: 10.34172/hpp.2022.03
PMID: 35854855        PMCID: PMC9277293


The role of social media during the COVID-19 pandemic: Salvaging its ‘power’ for positive social behaviour change in Africa

Roda Madziva 1 ORCID, Brian Nachipo 2, Godfrey Musuka 3, Itai Chitungo 4, Grant Murewanhema 5, Bright Phiri 6, Tafadzwa Dzinamarira 6,7 * ORCID

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