Tag: stigma


A disabled woman with a mask and hand gel sits in the street near the market in Treichville, a working-class district in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. At the start of the pandemic, many people wore masks.Photo: Jennifer A. Patterson/International Labour Organization

Stigma Related to COVID-19 May Thwart Prevention Efforts

Ivorians interviewed in late 2020 say the threat of becoming sick from COVID-19 is low or gone entirely and they mock the need for masks. This concerns public health officials worried about a new wave of disease.


Head antenatal nurse Margie Harriet Egessa providing antenatal counseling and checkups for a group of pregnant women at Mukujju clinic in Uganda. Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.


CCP's Rael Odengo works with 16-year-old Dominic Johnson and others to develop a digital campaign to engage young dads.

Listening to and Learning from Young Dads

A CCP-led hackathon brought together young dads in Baltimore to design a digital campaign to engage other young dads as they navigate the demands of new fatherhood.


Sanogo Fanhatama, right, shares what it is like to live with HIV in Cote d'Ivoire. He was diagnosed in 2013.

Study: Fear Keeps Men from HIV Testing

The primary barrier to getting men in Cote d’Ivoire tested for HIV is fear – fear not of the disease itself, but of the social and economic consequences that a positive diagnosis could bring, new CCP research suggests.