COR NTD Research Review | Mental Health and Stigma
Presentations will provide the local context, including disease epidemiology, community perceptions and stigma, and access to mental health and MMDP services. Lessons learnt during study implementation, including unexpected challenges, new resources identified, and innovative solutions, will also be discussed.
This meeting will highlight results from four studies:
- IMPRESS - Improving access to integrated morbidity management and disability PREvention services through stigma reduction for people with lower limb lymphoedema in Ethiopia: Feasibility and quasi-experimental study
- Trachomatous Trichiasis and Mental Health: a comparative impact study (Ethiopia)
- The influence of stigma on social participation and mental well-being amongst men and women affected/disabled by lymphatic filariasis and leprosy in the districts of Jaunpur and Patna in India
- The Neglected Mind-Skin Link: Promoting mental health and wellbeing of people affected by skin NTDs: Formative piloting of the WHO Guide on mental Health and NTD Integration in Nigeria