KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation announces the arrival of The TB Stigma Measurement Guidance, developed by the USAID funded, KNCV led Challenge TB project: the largest TB project of its kind, operating in 22 countries worldwide.
Stigma and TB
For many people with TB, stigma or the fear of stigma greatly influences their health seeking behaviors. When patients delay or completely forego treatment for this preventable and curable disease TB flourishes, further hindering global control efforts.
A way forward
The TB Stigma Measurement Guidance offers a way forward—beyond stigma. It is a user-friendly manual that will assist those wishing to understand TB stigma, develop and measure their own TB stigma reduction interventions. Ultimately reducing stigma, will lower barriers to TB care and make it truly accessible for all.
The TB Stigma Measurement Guide can be downloaded here.