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Join in for another iCHORDS knowledge Café! This session will take a look at a multi-country study in Tanzania, Zambia & Malawi conducted between 2020-22 exploring the use of drama to promote FGS screening was carried out, and resulted in an FGS manual for drama groups. The presentation will given an overview of the study team and design; the research findings; the intervention (drama, FGS screening and evaluation); the screening uptake and diagnostic results; FGS stigma data; and the FGS manual for drama groups.

About the Speaker:

Virginia Bond, PhD, MA (Hons)

Virginia (Ginny) Bond is a social anthropologist. She is a Professor of Anthropology and Public Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine based overseas at Zambart, School of Public Health, University of Zambia. Since 1991, she has worked in Zambia and elsewhere in the sub-Saharan African region. Her areas of interest include health related stigma and social science components of community randomized trials, mainly focusing on Tuberculosis and HIV. This study was her first time to work on FGS, with other members of the team providing the FGS expertise. She is the lead PI on the study, ably supported by co-PIs in Tanzania and Malawi, namely Dr Humphrey Mazigo and Dr Khumbo Kalua, and by social science study managers

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