Stigma and discrimination have remained pervasive barriers to effective HIV programming for the 40 years of the HIV epidemic. It is time to consolidate learning and to share practical and pragmatic pathways towards reducing stigma and discrimination in health settings. WHO leads the health sector response to HIV and has been tasked to work closely with member states, partners and with affected communities to help combat stigma and discrimination in the health sector, more recently with a focus on key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who use drugs and people who are incarcerated). Towards this effort we hope to develop a strong web and social media presences with a collection of case examples to disseminate stories and promising practices and inspire others. This will identify lessons learned and disseminate up-to-date approaches and experiences.
We are seeking voluntary contributions that reflect promising practices, at country, facility and personal level, in reduction of stigma and discrimination in the healthcare settings.