Characterising and addressing the psychosocial impact of tuberculosis in Indonesia | Social medicine, infectious diseases and migration (SIM)

This study aims to characterize the psychosocial impact of TB in Indonesia, including stigmatization and mental health disorders.

The study will: (1) capture the stigmatization faced by people with TB; (2) pilot a tool to measure stigma for scale-up, integration, and routine use by the National TB Program of Indonesia; and (3) identify and measuring stigma and mental illness reported by people with TB. Results from this study will be presented to the Indonesian government, also to a global audience, for improving strategies against TB-related stigmatization.

This study is funded by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, National Institute for Health Research.