Leprosy Mailing List – April 28, 2018
From: Bassey Ebenso, Leeds, UK
There is abundant literature on interventions and approaches for tackling/reducing health-related stigma. There is also a growing body of systematic reviews that document the effectiveness of specific stigma-reduction interventions. However, literature on toolkits for challenging stigma, is limited.
The term toolkit is used broadly to describe the packaging of a combination of materials such as templates, guidelines, instruction sheets, videos, posters, intended to: i) fill knowledge gaps, ii) inform dialogue, and ii) improve behaviours for diverse audiences including, health workers, patients, community and health organizations, policy makers, and for the public.
Recently, the development of toolkits for challenging the stigma of specific conditions (e.g. TB, HIV, leprosy, gender-based violence etc.) is becoming popular. However, little is known about effectiveness of toolkits for changing behaviour and reducing stigma.
Do members know of empirical evaluations and/or systematic reviews of toolkits in the field of health, disability, gender, and international development that they can share? Thank you in advance for your help.
Dr Bassey Ebenso
Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
University of Leeds
Room 10.28, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9NL
Tel: + 44 (0) 113 343 9642
Email: B.E.Ebenso@leeds.ac.uk ; Skype: bassey.ebenso ;
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