Countering stigmatisation in the humanitarian response to COVID-19
Resource type: Report
Tags: COVID-19, Health, MHPSS, Stigma, Stigma prevention
Publication year: 2020
This report looks at how stigma affects people's access to health care. The report also highlights the role of misinformation and language in creating what the WHO has termed an ‘infodemic'. Whether intentional or unintentional, misinformation leads to the stigmatisation of patients, doctors, immigrants, and other affected communities.