Stigmatization surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has presented extreme challenges for frontline workers and those suffering from COVID-19 infection. This webinar highlighted the range of issues stigmatization has presented during COVID-19. Experts discussed current data and practical solutions for managing stigma against healthcare workers and those who have been infected by COVID-19. Webinar presenters and participants culminated the session by determining next steps and activities to help national responders manage stigma at community levels.
Viviane Fluck, Regional Coordinator, Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA), Asia Pacific
Co-chair of the COVID-19 RCCE coordination, Asia Pacific
Hyo-Jeong Kim, Attacks on Health Care initiative Focal Point, WHO Health Emergency Programme
John Kinsman, Expert Social and Behaviour Change, European CDC
Reo Morimitsu, Clinical Psychologist, Suwa Red Cross Hospital & International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support
Beena Thomas, Social and Behavioral Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research