Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean

  title={Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean},
  author={R. Montenegro and Carolyn Stephens},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • R. Montenegro, Carolyn Stephens
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • This review is the second in a series on Indigenous health, covering different regions and issues. We look briefly at the current state of Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with over 400 different indigenous groups and a total population of 45 to 48 million people. We describe the complex history and current reality of Indigenous peoples' situation within the American continent. We discuss the importance of Indigenous health systems and medicines, and look at… CONTINUE READING
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