the Conference organizers
The Conference was held September 5-7, 2001. The
complete Conference video is available for viewing
(see below). Please check this website for continuing
updates about stigma and global health research. Thank
you for your interest.
for Applications (RFA)
and Global Health Research Program RFA
Release Date: June 20, 2002
NIH RFA: TW-03-001
Letter of Intent Deadline:
October 14, 2002
Application Deadline: November 14, 2002
28, 2002: Fogarty International Center Announces New
Research Program in Stigma and Global Health
information about the Stigma and Global Health Research
Program, please visit the Fogarty International Center
website at http://www.nih.gov/fic/programs/stigma.html.
Click the following links to view the Conference
VideoCast. This is a work of the United States
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It may be disseminated freely.
1: Wednesday, September 5 (click here)
2: Thursday, September 6 (click here)
3: Friday, September 7 (click here)
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Posted May 2001
In partnership with other
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers,
U.S. agencies, and domestic and international organizations,
the Fogarty International Center (FIC) announces a major international
conference: "Stigma and Global Health: Developing a Research
Focusing on stigma as it
relates to public health, this conference will examine the
causes and consequences of stigma, both in the developing
world and the United States. Together, participants
and speakers will seek to identify the gaps in disease-associated
According to "The Global
Burden of Disease Report" (WHO, World Bank, and Harvard
School of Public Health), the disease burden for HIV, major
depression, and self-inflicted injuries will increase dramatically
by the year 2020. Given these increases, the accompanying
stigma due to these and other diseases will likely increase.
Individuals with stigmatizing diseases are less likely to
seek medical attention, causing higher morbidity and mortality
among these "silently sick" populations, and communicable
diseases such as HIV/AIDS spread more easily through populations
with untreated individuals. Social stigma, therefore,
is a global health concern.
The first full day of the
conference (September 6) will be devoted to discussions examining
alcohol and drug abuse, epilepsy, schizophrenia, HIV/AIDS,
sexual and physical abuse, and other conditions. Subsequent
presentations will focus on cross-cutting socio-cultural issues,
including policy, gender, population genetics, and media.
The final day of the conference will be comprised primarily
of breakout sessions, divided according to the disorders reviewed
on the previous day. Breakout sessions will examine
methodological strategies and barriers to stigma research
in cross-cultural settings.