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icon Strategic Framework and 1999-2002 Action Plan (140.14 kB) 

 

March 2000, Washington, D.C.

The Strategic Framework will outline the guiding principles and overall direction for the Health of Indigenous Peoples Initiative. The Action Plan for 1999-2002 will set out how this Framework will be operationalized.

"The direction and activities undertaken for the Initiative have been guided by consultations at the country level and with indigenous peoples themselves. As such, work relating to the Initiative has been guided by two Resolutions from Directing Council"

icon Health of the Indigenous People 13: Traditional Health Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (629.18 kB) 

November 1999
Washington, D.C.

Technical Project Report

It is necessary to view traditional medicine within the context of the healthcare model in which it is found so as to be able to understand its current development in various geographic and cultural contexts, the way in which it adjusts to its environment, and finally, to identify the types of healthcare services available. A more detailed assessment of the dynamics of traditional medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean must begin with an analysis of the current situation of Traditional Healthcare Systems, which are understood as subsystems of a larger system.

The research project "Traditional Healthcare Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Basic Information" is part of the Health for the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Initiative of the Pan-American Health Organization. It is important to peak the interest and obtain the participation of the National Institute of Health (NIH) from the USA, and through the Office of Alternative Medicine, finance part of the project and collaborate in the technical review of the research instrument (a questionnaire to be answered by the respondents).

icon Health of the Indigenous People 21: Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Therapies. Evaluation Plan of Work 2000-2001 and Plan of Work 2002-2003 (168.96 kB) 

 

 

Evaluation, Plans and Guidelines

January 2003, Washington, D.C.

Content

Background
1. Evaluation of the plan of work 2000-2001

1.1 Herbal Medicine
1.1.1 Workshop on Regulation of Medicinal Plants
1.1.2 Other activities in herbal medicine
1.2 Indigenous medicine
1.2.1 Disseminate English and Spanish version of the inventory on traditional medicine
1.2.2 Gather and disseminate general and evidenced-based information
1.2.3 Formulate and implement project 2000: "Frameworks for the promotion of the indigenous medicine and therapies in primary health care"
1.3 TRADITIONAL, COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AND THERAPIES
1.3.1 Dissemination of information to countries
1.3.2 Workshop on national policy on traditional, complementary and alternative medicine
1.4 Other activities and accomplishments during 2000-2001
1.5 Limitations for ongoing work

2. PLAN OF WORK FOR 2002 – 2003
2.1 Herbal medicine
2.2 Indigenous medicine
2.2.1 Gather, document, and disseminate general and evidence based information on indigenous medicines and therapies
2.3 TRADITIONAL, COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AND THERAPIES

ANNEX A: WHO Priority Actions in the Field of Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Medicine  2001-2005
ANNEX B: Project 2002-2003
"Recognizing the contributions of indigenous medicines and therapies in primary health care"

icon Health of the Indigenous People 23: International Meeting Health and Indigenous Peoples (218.4 kB)

“Achievements and Challenges in the Region of the Americas"

February 2003, Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen national processes and international technical cooperation through the analysis of country experiences and strategic planning targeted to improving the health and living conditions of indigenous peoples. The Strategic Framework and 1999-2002 Action Plan (SFAP) for the Health of Indigenous Peoples Initiative, served as the template for the meeting.

A total of eleven countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the USA), and six international organizations (PAHO, WHO HQ, IDB, USAID, CIDA and UNICEF were represented at the meeting. The country delegations typically consisted of both indigenous and non-indigenous representatives with government, local and/or community-based expertise in health programs and services for indigenous populations.

icon Health Program of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Action Plan 2005–2007 (615.78 kB)

The Work Plan for 2005-2007 consists of a brief outline of the health and living conditions of the indigenous peoples as well as the activities that will be developed in the period 2005-2007 in compliance with the expected results of the Health of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Program for 2015.

Table of contents:

1 Introduction
2 Brief description of the health and living conditions of the
indigenous peoples

2.1 Millennium Development Goals
2.2 Inequity and strengths
3 Health of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Program:
Plan of Action 2005-2007

3.1: Incorporation of the indigenous perspective
into the MDGs and national health policies
3.2: Primary health care and intercultural approach
to health
3.3: Strategic alliances, strengthening of the
countries’ technical capacity, and indigenous
leadership
3.4: Information and knowledge management
4. Budget
5. Annex:
Millennium Development Goals and inequity

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