Mar 24th 2022

World TB Day 2022: How Are the Social Sciences Making an Impact?


This year, the theme of World TB Day is “Invest to End TB. Save Lives”; however, this call to action is not unlike the themes in 2021 and 2020, “The Clock is Ticking” and “It’s time to End TB,” respectively. This begs the question: What are we doing wrong that TB is still the world’s deadliest infectious killer, and what can we do to pivot from this? We believe that understanding TB through the social science lens is an important first step.

In this webinar, we explored some of the research done by social science researchers in TB (presented by Angela Chen), sought to understand TB-related stigma experienced by TB communities, specifically migrant communities in Canada (presented by Cliff Ledwos), learned about how the language of TB can be a tool for empowerment or disenfranchisement (Beauty Umana), explored TB through the lens of gender (presented by Jeremiah Chikovore), and got a glimpse into the budding research on the practice of antibiotic prescription for patients with TB-like symptoms (presented by Zimasa-Gavu-Tshawe).

This event is a special collaboration between the Dahdaleh Institute and the Social Science & Health Innovation for Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB) Lab.

Learn more about these research topics by exploring our “Resources” tab or contact us to access the webinar!

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