Reaffirming the need for a truly people-centred HIV, TB and Malaria response inclusive of: mental health care for people living with and/or affected by HIV, TB and malaria and communities affected by mental health conditions and disability.
“More than 1 billion people live with a mental health disorder and those with severe mental health conditions die on average 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population, with suicide accounting for more than one in 100 deaths annually, numbering approximately 703,000 deaths annually.”
Led by GFAN AP and supported by Keshav Suri Foundation, Revival Disability India, communities living with, affected by and/or vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria come together to remind leaders that key and vulnerable populations affected by and/or living with HIV, TB and malaria are at a peculiar position when it comes to mental health due to the stigma, discrimination, lack of psychosocial support, financial burdens, criminalisation, side effects, ageing, etc. We can not truly fight HIV, TB and malaria without adequate mental health support.
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