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. 

Infographic that lists the three reasons for investing in stigma reduction. It helps achieve goal of eliminating TB, reduces costs, and increases use of services.

 

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SHOPS Plus

Resource Types
Information Sheet
Country
India
Technical Area
Social and Behavior Change
Health Area
Tuberculosis
Keywords
tuberculosis
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