SOCIAL MEDIA: MOBILISING GENERATION NEXT FOR BETTER HEALTH

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In this new era, explosive growth in internet has revolutionized communication and information sharing. Social media has created a community of interacting users who look for credible, accurate and reliable information. Use of social media for betterment of health can be done by promoting oral health messages, providing a space where health coalitions can interact and post events/activities in their communities, educating public on importance of good oral health for overall health, keeping public informed about innovative programs and preventive health measures, offering online resource to increase public understanding and support for programs that aim to improve children’s general health. So, the social media can be used to educate the public, health professionals and decision-makers regarding the importance of health, and inform the community on the necessary steps being taken by the health professionals to address and prevent the spread of diseases.

 

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