In celebration of World Health Day, TikTok, a leading destination for short-form mobile video, puts the spotlight on some of the platform’s must-follow medical creators. The need for reliable medical information is particularly important in the present climate, but it can be challenging to filter what is truthful from all the content shared online. These medical creators’ content educate TikTok users on various topics related to the field of medicine, from debunking medical misinformation to making complex medical and scientific data easier to understand.
World Health Day takes place annually on April 7th, commemorating the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). A different theme is announced each year for the occasion, and in 2022, the theme is Our Planet, Our Health, with the WHO aiming to direct global attention towards urgent actions needed to keep both humans and the planet healthy.
Through the content shared on the platform, medical creators on TikTok can contribute to driving awareness towards the importance of staying healthy. Get to know a few of the creators below that you can follow on TikTok to gain helpful insights and information about your health.
Dr. Ezzy Algabre
Dr. Ezzy Algabre is not your typical dentist! To make his TikTok videos more interesting, he includes fun dance moves and trending music to share more about oral care, and dental information with his followers.
Dr. Alvin Francisco
@docalvinfrancisco HIRAP KABA MAKATULOG? #insomnia #sleep ♬ original sound – Doc Alvin Francisco
Along with medical information, Dr. Alvin Francisco also collaborates with other doctors and medical professionals on TikTok to discuss and share their opinion on trending medical news.
Dr. Erin Tababa
@thenerdyderma Makeup helps us feel beautiful and confident! Kailangan nga ba magstop sa makeup if nagtitreat for breakouts? #TheNerdyDerma #edutok #skincare #skintok ♬ Fashionable cafe music(908728) – Asteroid Creative
Dr. Erin Tababa, or “TheNerdyDerma” is a board-certified dermatopathologist who studies samples of skin, hair, and nails to diagnose diseases. She shares practical skincare tips, and answers questions about products and dermatological procedures on TikTok. She also uses the platform to debunk common skincare misconceptions.
Dr. Mirah Borja
@doctormomph Reply to @marjoriepinedabagsik Bakuna para sa mga BUNTIS. 🤰🏼 #OBGYN #DoctorMom #edutokph #healthtokph #learnontiktokph #pregnancy ♬ 3rd World Free Boski Trunt Up (feat. Lil Blood) – Lil Goofy
As a registered nurse, medical doctor, and mother, Dr. Mirah Borja shares content centered on women’s reproductive health on TikTok. She also shares information and tips about infant care, and reviews products catered towards babies.