Investing in Stigma Reduction to Eliminate Tuberculosis in India
Resulting from fear, stigma undermines tuberculosis (TB) care plans and services. Considered for centuries as a fatal illness, TB leads to prejudice, discrimination and isolation, and is showcased through a lens of foreboding, including in Indian cinema. Stigma associated with TB is latent; it manifests when someone is known to have the disease. Through stigma reduction, eliminating tuberculosis is possible.