Health of Indigenous Peoples

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An Integrated Approach to Controlling Tuberculosis in Indigenous Populations (Cochabamba, Bolivia, 23-24 October 2007)
Latin America is characterized as being a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural region of great diversity, with more than 650 indigenous populations. Indigenous peoples' right to health is limited by a series of obstacles to care, for which reason their rates of morbidity and mortality from prevalent diseases are higher than among the general population. To overcome these barriers, there is a need to study them and identify specific control strategies and care models that will work in places where health systems have yet to reach, with the ultimate objective of reducing the risk of illness and death. This page offers a summary, the recommendations, and the full-text report in Spanish.(24/Oct/2007)
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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy
This resolution from the 60th World Health Assembly in 2007 sets forth the WHO mandate to analyze the data and act in ensuring and integrating gender equality into all health-related areas and all levels of health-care delivery and services for women and girls of all ages.(23/May/2007)
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Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in the English- and French-Speaking Caribbean: Towards World Health Assembly Resolution 54.19 (Kingston, Jamaica, 15–17 May 2007)
The overall objective of this workshop was to advocate towards the WHA 54.19 (2001) goals, specifically by (1) raising awareness of WHA 54.19 in the Caribbean and the 2010 goal to deworm 75% to 100% of school-age children at risk for worm infection and morbidity; (2) providing a forum for interchange on current deworming activities in the participating countries; (3) providing an opportunity for them to lay the groundwork for developing national action plans for deworming at-risk school-age children; and (4) presenting an overview of the technical resources available from PAHO/WHO and other partners. This page provides a summary and the full-text report in PDF. (17/May/2007)
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CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Taking note of the existence of inequities in health and access to health care services that affect more than 45 million indigenous people living in the Americas; and because the United Nations Millennium Declaration cannot be reached unless the specific health needs of excluded populations, such as indigenous peoples, are addressed, this resolution of the 47th PAHO Directing Council in 2006 sets for the mandate to take a multicultural approach to include these groups and work towards greater equity and better health for all.(29/Sep/2006)
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Gender, Health and Development in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2005
The brochure profiles gender differences in health and development in the 48 states and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on women's reproductive health, access to key health services, and major causes of death. Its objective is to raise awareness of gender inequities in the region and promote the use of sex-disaggregated health statistics in the development of targeted health and development policies and other initiatives. (7/Nov/2005)
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CD46.R16: PAHO Gender Equality Policy
Resolution adopted at the 46th PAHO Directing Council in September 2005, which lays down the PAHO mandate for gender equality in health and development in the Americas, in accordance with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).(30/Sep/2005)
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Regional Meeting to Analyze Access to Antitubercular Treatment in Indigenous Populations (Panama City, 13–15 October 2004)
The purpose of this meeting was to analyze the status of TB in indigenous populations of the Region and to discuss alternatives to improve access to effective treatment, taking into consideration the geographical, cultural, and financial factors faced by these peoples. The objectives were to (1) get to know the specific situation of TB vulnerability found among indigenous peoples; (2) analyze the factors that can impede their access to adequate diagnosis, treatment, and adherence; (3) discuss innovative alternatives and strategies to allow health services to increase the detection of new TB cases, treatment adherence and cure rates among these populations; and (4) formulate workplans to deal with the problems identified and improve access to treatment and adherence. This page contains the translated executive summary and recommendations and access to the 168-page report in Spanish.(15/Oct/2004)
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WHA51.13: Tuberculosis
In 1998, the 51st World Health Assembly passed this resolution, which established the WHO global mandate for the fight against TB, which was adopted by PAHO for the Americas. It also set aside one day every year as World TB Day.(16/May/1998)
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