Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean

  title={Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean},
  author={Raul A. Montenegro and Carolyn Stephens},
  journal={The Lancet},

Research and the health of indigenous populations in low- and middle-income countries

  • K. Mohindra
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Health promotion international
  • 2017
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 engagement in health: lessons from Brazil, Chile, Australia and New Zealand

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

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?

  • M. Torri
  • Political Science, Medicine
    World health & population
  • 2010
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

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

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

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.



[Tuberculosis among indigenous populations in Rondonia, Amazonia, Brazil].

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.

[Demographic aspects in indigenous communities of 3 regions of Colombia].

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

  • R. Plant
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1998
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.

  • A. Kroeger
  • Medicine
    Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization
  • 1982
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.

[The indigenous population in Latin American censuses].

"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

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.

  • B. Junge
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Sante Salud
  • 1994
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.

A disaster waiting to happen.

Factors which increase the likelihood that HIV and AIDS will reach epidemic proportions among the indigenous are specially described for Amazonia, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, India, Africa, Australia, Canada, and the US.