2023 Social Media Awards

Thanking all those around the world who used social media to help make sense of the pandemic

Nominee Profile
  • Job title/position Director
  • Organization Revansh Drop-in Centre and Foundation for Woman Living with HIV
During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media played a critical role in addressing fears and myths surrounding vaccination among the most vulnerable populations, including those living with HIV, and in providing comprehensive support. With accurate and timely information, social media platforms were used to educate individuals about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. This was particularly important for people living with HIV, who were often hesitant to receive the vaccine due to fears that it could interact with their antiretroviral therapy.Moreover, social media allowed for the dissemination of information on COVID-19 prevention measures, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, to those who may not have had access to traditional forms of media.In addition to providing information, social networks were used to provide support and resources to those in need. This included providing food aid, distributing protective masks, and connecting individuals to mental health services. In general, social networks have proved to be an invaluable tool in solving the unique problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in promoting the health and well-being of vulnerable communities and attracting food aid for vulnerable groups of the population.

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