John Rainford is the Director of The Warning Project. He is the former Director, Emergency and Risk Communications for Health Canada and Global Project Lead, Risk Communication Capacity Building for the World Health Organization.


Taking off the gloves

A funny thing happened during a May 2015 workshop at Carleton University: a room full of public health experts and practitioners all but stood up and cheered for the federal Minister of Health. Well, it wasn't …

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Communicating the Zika risk

One of the things that makes the spread of the Zika virus so worrying is the fact that scientists know relatively little about it.  This is making the task of communicating its risk extremely difficult …

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