Understanding and Challenging TB Stigma: Toolkit for Action

Zambart Project and International HIV/AIDS Alliance

TOOL DESCRIPTION


Aim:
To address TB stigma at multiple levels.

Type of Document:
Module both as a standalone and as part of the broader “Understanding and Challenge” series (see above). The exercises in the module were developed with TB patients, health workers and community TB support staff and can be used with a variety of audiences to help tackle TB stigma.

Audience Intended:
The module was written by and for trainers. It has been designed to help trainers plan and organize participatory educational sessions with community leaders or organized groups to raise awareness and promote practical action to challenge HIV and TB stigma and discrimination.
Population Experiencing Stigma and/or Discrimination:
People living with TB, and also people susceptible to TB, including PLHIV.

Stigma and/or Discrimination:
Both, mostly stigma but separately defined.

Assess and/or Address:
Address.

Implementation:
The exercises in this module were developed with TB patients, health workers and community TB support staff and can be used with a variety of audiences to help to tackle TB stigma, including community leaders, medical staff, TB patients and family members, TB program volunteers, support groups and so on. During the testing of the exercises, trainers agreed that using them in a mixed group, for example health workers alongside TB patients, resulted in higher levels of understanding and experience sharing.

Comments:
Part of the “Understanding and Challenging” series, see other entries.


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