Countering stigmatisation in the humanitarian response to COVID-19

Resource details

Resource details

Resource type: Report

Organisation: InterAction

Region: Global

Category: COVID-19

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Health, MHPSS, Stigma

Publication year: 2020

Language: English

Description

Description

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.