Stigmatisation of illness in sub-Saharan Africa
Discussion | Black History Month, Health & Medicine, Identity, Society
This event highlights the role stigmatisation of illness has on patients across sub-Saharan Africa and its impact on their recovery. People in resource poor settings with long-term illness become vulnerable to stigma, causing exclusion and misplaced stereotypes like ‘very dangerous’ or ‘very contagious’. Explore how patients can become productive members of a community rather than being separated from it.
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