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KHPT supported the formative component of a research study on TB-related stigma conducted by Abt Associates India under the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). KHPT, along with a consortium of TB partners from six cities, had attended a workshop in 2018 on using projective techniques during focus group discussions and interviews, and arranged for the same to be conducted in Bengaluru among target groups including persons with TB, caregivers and healthcare providers. KHPT communications staff also helped collate the study findings, which were released recently in a report entitled “Understanding Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Tuberculosis: Unravelling a Silent Barrier to TB Care in India.”
The report uses insights from the general population, TB patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to understand the barriers to seeking care, their perceptions of TB and stigma around TB. It adapts a socio-ecological model to understand how people, who are both directly and indirectly connected to the patient, are affected by stigma. The report lays out the main reasons for stigma as “(a) the fear of TB infection―the sub-text being the belief that TB will never be cured, that the treatment is long and drawn out, and the perception that it eventually leads to death; (b) the fear that TB leads to economic disaster; (c) prejudice about the person with TB and believing that the disease afflicts those who do ‘bad things’; and (d) a belief that it is the societal norm: doing what others, who stigmatize and discriminate against persons with TB, do.” The findings from the research study highlight that stigma affects a person’s mental, social, personal, physical, and financial health, which have a cumulative effect on a person’s well-being, while affecting men and women differently.
The study, which is intended or organizations and individuals working to end TB in India, concludes that stigma reduction as a social element to TB management should be prioritized along with other efforts to end TB. This will not only contribute towards TB elimination, but also improve the mental, emotional, social and financial well-being of TB patients. Recognizing stigma will also allow the provision of equitable health care services for men and women, who are affected differently.
Read the Article here: Understanding TB Stigma
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TB Dissemination Workshop
KHPT wins the Karnataka CSR and NGO Awards 2020 in the “Skilling and livelihoods” category, as part of its Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Pilot project
KHPT is GuideStar GOLD certified NGO
KHPT was awarded the ASSOCHAM’s “Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Wellness Award, 2019”, on World Diabetes Day
KHPT in 2018 contributed to a study on TB-related stigma conducted by Abt Associates as part of the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project.
Quality in Healthcare leadership Award
Edible oil, milk and wheat flour industry conclave on fortification, Telangana
Round Table Meeting, Telangana
Round Table Meeting, Andhra Pradesh
Edible oil, milk and wheat flour industry summit on fortification, Andhra Pradesh
TB Harega, Desh Jeetega campaign
KHPT signs MoU with CFTRI, Mysore to address malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies
State Level Dissemination Workshop on the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) initiative
Award winning photograph featuring our Kangaroo Mother Care project
Niti Ayog invites KHPT
Celebrating outstanding achievements
Government officials visit the food production units
Karnataka State Policy on Transgenders
Sensitization program for Pourakarmikas
KHPT work with OVC expanding to new geographies
Launch of Nutrition Program
KHPT wins the Impact Award
CSR consultation and learning workshop
Launch of Neem project in Karnataka
KHPT THALI participation at National Healthcare Summit
Telangana State Government’s commitment to End-TB
Together we beat Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Giving girls a chance- a photograph from KHPT’s Samata project wins the WFPHA award
Be bold for change – adolescent girls from project Sphoorthi celebrate woman’s day in enthusiasm
Signing of a MoU between Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) for the implementation of THALI in Bengaluru
A child lost in thinking- a photograph selected as winning entry in the Lancet Moving pictures, 2016
KHPT at India CSR Summit 2016
CAHR 2016- KHPT at the Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research
USAID India awards grant for combating tuberculosis in Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad to KHPT
Project Sukshema featured at the international conference on men’s involvement in improving women’s reproductive health
National workshop by Government of Karnataka & KHPT emphasise the need to ensure quality and equity in the delivery of MNCH care
KHPT researchers share new evidence at the STRIVE 2016 Annual Meeting