In a three-wave longitudinal study in five European countries from April to October 2020, the authors employed a latent change score model to distinguish between intra- and inter-individual changes in anti-COVID-19 behavior and prejudice.
The authors of this study conducted a cross-sectional study to assess stigma among the Tema community, then identified and implemented interventions to demystify COVID-19 stigma. They interviewed positive cases, their contacts, contact tracers, case management team members, and community members who shared their first hand experiences and knowledge on the current pandemic.
This video asks the public to follow the public health guidelines in order to assist frontline workers.
This video asks the public to not discriminate against people infected with COVID-19.
Breakthrough ACTION Guyana’s ‘Protecting you, Protecting us’ COVID-19 campaign produced a set of materials to inform the public about protection from the virus and to bring to their attention other issues regarding COVID-19.
These infographics from the World Health Organization address issues of social stigma and discrimination around COVID-19. These are part of a series of infographics from WHO which can be found on the same page.
In Burkina Faso, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a variety of reactions among some Ouagadougou residents that have complicated efforts for a timely response. Hesitancy to get tested, avoiding contact tracers, or wariness of what the neighbors will say are some of these reactions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the government to provide guidance to tackle stigma as well as support other aspects of the COVID-19 response, which is further explained in this article.
Stigma associated with COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the lives of healthcare workers, patients, and survivors of the disease.
In May 2020, a community of advocates comprising of 13 medical and humanitarian organisations including, among others, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the the International Hospital Federation, and World Medical Association issued a declaration that condemned more than 200 incidents of COVID-19 related attacks on healthcare workers and health facilities during the ongoing pandemic.
Stigma can isolate people, prevent them from seeking medical care, and adopt healthy behaviors. This short video aims to learn more about how one can help to tackle stigma associated with COVID-19.
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