28 February 2020 – Ministry of Health creates dashboard to dispel rumours and provide reliable information

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Citizens
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Bahamas Ministry of Health

Overview: The Ministry of Health created a Covid-19 dashboard to displace rumors and inform the public.
Full details here: http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/65371902-bb10-4082-8392-f77998e30c10/Ministry+of+Health+Dashboard+-+28th+February%2C+2020.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – government, PAHO
Evidence/Justification: Note, although no specific justification is often given by The Bahamas Ministry of Health, their own website directs readers to the PAHO (Pan- American Health Organization), which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and serves as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the specialized health agency of the United Nations. It is important to note that PAHO promotes evidence-based decision-making.