Leprosy Mailing List – April 25, 2018
From: Bassey Ebenso, Leeds, UK
Dr Bassey mentioned the growing interest in toolkits for challenging stigma. He himself was instrumental in producing the "Toolkit for understanding and challenging leprosy-related stigma" which was developed in 2016 for the EU-Funded CREATE project in partnership with The Leprosy Mission (TLM Trust India and TLM England & Wales).
No systematic review has yet been conducted of the impact or effectiveness of this toolkit, although we have plenty of anecdotal evidence from its use in 4 different Indian States that it is a helpful tool and appreciated by a range of different stakeholders who have used it. CREATE project is hoping to present about this toolkit and its impact at the NNN in Ethiopia on 24-26 September and the CREATE project will undergo a formal external end of project evaluation in early 2019, at which point there should be some more rigorous evidence about the value of this toolkit.
I hope this is of some help to your enquiry. Mathanraj (CCd above), the Research & Training Officer for CREATE project may be able to give more specific examples of how, when and where this toolkit has already been used and with what impact, if required.
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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