Moving forward: tackling stigma in a Tanzanian community

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Laura Nyblade, Kerry MacQuarrie, Gideon Kwesigabo, Aparna Jain, Lusajo Kajula, Fausta Philip, William Henerico Tibesigwa, Jessie Mbwambo

Although there are a growing number of programs working to reduce stigma, few of these programs have been evaluated, particularly at the community level. Documentation and evaluation of these pioneering efforts is essential so that successful program elements can be replicated and scaled up. To help fill this gap, ICRW, the Muhimbili University College of the Health Sciences (MUCHS), the Horizons Program of Population Council, and Family Health International (FHI) conducted an evaluation of a community-based effort to reduce stigma in a peri-urban community in Tanzania.