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Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Resource details

  • Resource type: Document
  • Organisation: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO
  • Région: Global
  • Tags: COVID-19, Stigma, Social Cohesion
  • Publication year: 2020


Social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. In an outbreak, this may mean people are labelled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease

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