Guide 2: How to Reduce the Impact of Stigma
This guide was produced and published by the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), an international federation of NGOs working to achieve three targets related to leprosy: Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Discrimination. The guide presents various ways to reduce the impact of stigma, discrimination and prejudice on individuals:
-At the individual level of persons affected by NTDs, by using psychosocial support to develop coping mechanisms and promote resilience and self advocacy, and through role models or champions.
-At the group level of persons affected by NTDs, by creating a supportive environment through the development of support groups.
-At the family level, by reducing the impact of stigma on families through family psychosocial support and family support groups.