Faith Chesire

Designation: PhD Research Fellow, Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development
Faith Chesire is a community and development expert. Over the last decade, she has contributed to improving the health and development of communities in Kenya. Her work focuses on adolescent health, livelihoods, and impact evaluation. She is interested in research and service provision in areas of reproductive health, women empowerment, and child and maternal health. She is particularly interested in linking research with service provision.

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Teaching critical thinking about health: impacts and implications

Claims about what might improve or harm our health are everywhere. Some of these claims are reliable, but many are not. People often don’t know how to tell the difference. Making decisions based on unreliable claims wastes resources and can result in unnecessary suffering. This problem was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was accompanied by an “infodemic”— an overload of information, including false or misleading information.