Populations at Special Health Risk: Indigenous Populations
- Political Science
Research and the health of indigenous populations in low- and middle-income countries
- Political Science, MedicineHealth promotion international
The current evidence base on indigenous health in LMICs is described, practical strategies for undertaking future research are proposed, and how global health researchers can contribute to improving the health of indigenous populations are described.
Indigenous health part 2: the underlying causes of the health gap
- Political Science, MedicineThe Lancet
Indigenous engagement in health: lessons from Brazil, Chile, Australia and New Zealand
- Political Science, MedicineInternational Journal for Equity in Health
Examining national-level policy in Australia, Brazil, Chile and New Zealand in relation to governmental recognition of differential Indigenous health needs and engagement with Indigenous peoples in health aims to contribute to the understanding of how to develop pro-equity policies within national health care systems.
Responding to health inequities: Indigenous health system innovations
- Political Science, MedicineGlobal health, epidemiology and genomics
It is suggested that when opportunities arise, Indigenous communities can and will mobilize to develop Indigenous-led primary healthcare services that are well managed and effective at addressing health inequities.
Health and indigenous people: intercultural health as a new paradigm toward the reduction of cultural and social marginalization?
- Political Science, MedicineWorld health & population
The objective of this paper is to analyze the case of Makewe hospital, one of the first and few examples of intercultural health initiatives in Chile and the main challenges in creating an effective inter cultural health program.
Racial and ethnic disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean: a literature review
- Political Science
The concepts of race, ethnicity and indigeneity, and demographic estimates of indigenous andAfro-descendant populations in the region are described and the possible causes of racial and ethnic differences in health are discussed.
Language and Indigenous Health in Latin America: Case study of Mexico
- Political Science
Health disparities among indigenous and non-indigenous peoples serve as a poignant indication of pervasive social injustices that have yet to be adequately addressed. With the potential to produce…
Health reform and Indigenous health policy in Brazil: contexts, actors and discourses
- Political Science, MedicineHealth policy and planning
Analysis of the creation of the Indigenous Health Subsystem in Brazil reveals that Indigenous people and pro-Indigenous groups were key players in the development of the national Indigenous health policy declared in 1999.
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- MedicineSocial science & medicine
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- Political Science, MedicineCadernos de saude publica
An epidemiological analysis of records in the Rondonia State Tuberculosis Control Program identifies the disease's profile among indigenous groups, which are socially more vulnerable and have different issues involved in controlling the disease.
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- Political Science, MedicineSalud publica de Mexico
Although the indigenous population in Colombia seems to be undergoing a process of demographic transition, there are marked differences between regions, with significantly higher fertility and infant mortality rates for the Caribbean region.
Issues in Indigenous Poverty and Development
- Political Science, Economics
The first part of this discussion paper attempts, within the inevitable data limitations, to present some picture of patterns of indigenous poverty over time. In addition, the first section examines…
South American Indians between traditional and modern health services in rural Ecuador.
- MedicineBulletin of the Pan American Health Organization
Analysis of the consistency of use of particular types of healers indicates that people suffering from "infectious diseases" and "painful conditions" consistently preferred to use modern health services, while people with "psychosomatic conditions" or "folk diseases" used traditional healers or home treatment.
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- Political ScienceNotas de poblacion
"On reviewing the information about the indigenous population in the [Latin American] census data, clear discrepancies can be found. The main problem lies in the various definitions of indigenous…
Family Planning Among Indigenous Populations In Latin America
- Political Science, Medicine
It is argued that programs can be improved through use of community workers offering a mix of services and providing local bilingual personnel and it is urged that indigenous men be targeted for family planning and community outreach.
Indigenous concepts useful in programs. Experiences in the Bolivian highlands.
- Medicine, Political ScienceSante Salud
In Bolivia, PLAN health projects are devoted to developing and implementing effective strategies to reduce infant and child morbidity and mortality, and an ethnographic study revealed that pneumonia does not translate well into Aymara, and other less serious folk illnesses have similar symptoms.
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- Medicine, Political ScienceSocial science & medicine