Conclave to discuss media’s role in creating healthier societyThe panel is expected to identify the responsibilities of both the media and medical sectors in delivering accurate information, and discuss potential opportunities for these sectors to collaborate.
The Nepal Health Conclave 2021 will discuss the role of media in creating a healthier society in one of the four discussion sessions, which will take place on April 6.
Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population; Rajendra Dahal, former chairman of Nepal Press Council; Ani Choing Drolma, the singing nun who is also a social activist; and Sandip Chhetri, a popular comedian who hosts the ‘What the Flop’ show on Kantipur Television, will be the panellists for the session.
According to the organisers, discussion in the session will evaluate the critical role that mainstream media such as television and radio, and alternative media such as social media platforms and websites play in shaping the health-related behavior of communities all over Nepal, considering how widespread technology has become in the country.
The panel is expected to identify the responsibilities of both the media and medical sectors in delivering accurate information, and discuss potential opportunities for these sectors to collaborate.
The Covid-19 pandemic revealed the dangers of misinformation, due to which the panel will also discuss how the media, as well as concerned government bodies, can combat misinformation, if and why regulations are needed, and how authorities can move forward to ensure accurate health information reaches communities.
NHC is a joint effort of Trikal Production and young health professionals from the US Embassy Youth Council.
The session will be moderated by Nitu Pandit, president of Sancharika Samuha.
Due to rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the session is planned to be an in-person event for speakers and panelists only. Participants could register to attend the event virtually and put forth their questions through the NHC’s website at www.nepalhealthconclave.com.