COVID-19 stigma high among certain groups in Asia-Pacific, survey reveals

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An IFRC survey involving nearly 5,000 respondents in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Pakistan found that 1 in 3 respondents believe certain groups are responsible for spreading the disease. Now the organization is trying to get to the root of that stigma.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.