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

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).

The purpose of this study was to collect general information about the various components of traditional healthcare systems in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to identify future research needs in the region.

Washington, D.C. November 1998

 terapias tradicionales  icon Health of the Indigenous People 20: Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine & Therapies (152.09 kB)

In 1999, the PAHO-WHO Working Group on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Therapies was carried out. It was a joint activity between the PAHO’s Division of Health Systems and Services Development and the WHO’s Traditional Medicine Team, Department of Essential Drugs and Medicine Policies.

Washington, D.C. August, 2002

 icon Health of the Indigenous People 21: Evaluation Plan of Work 2000-2001 and Plan of Work 2002-2003 (168.96 kB)

During 2000-2001 the Plan developed by the working group in November 1999, which included activities integral to implementing the Health of Indigenous Peoples Initiative was carried out. The specific areas of work included:
· Herbal Medicine,
· Indigenous Medicine and
· Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Therapies.

An evaluation of the activities carried out as part of the 2000-2001 Plan and proposal for a new Plan of Work for 2002-2003, maintaining the same specific areas but within the framework of the Global Strategy for Traditional Medicine, is provided. The document is intended to form the basis for resource mobilization as well as to be the foundation for arranging joint efforts with existing and proposed WHO Collaborating Centers in Traditional Medicine.

Washington, D.C. Enero 2003

 armonización  icon Health of the Indigenous People 24: Harmonization of Indigenous and Conventional Health System (1.13 MB)

This document is based on the experiences of the indigenous population, whose needs have been an ongoing concern of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) throughout the processes of promoting equity in the Region of the Americas. The following document is part of the activities connected with the implementation of the Health of the Indigenous Peoples Initiative and provides continuity for the activities contained in the second line of action of the “Strategic Framework and Action Plan 1999-2002 of the Health of the Indigenous Peoples Initiative,” known as Intercultural Frameworks and Models of Care. This document includes strategic guidelines for the incorporation of perspectives, indigenous medicine and therapies in the primary health care.

 Washington D.C. September, 2002

 manual  icon Malaria prevention, surveillance and control (6.44 MB)

This Handbook for Leaders and Community Health Workers of Indigenous and Afro descendant Peoples for DDT-free malaria prevention, surveillance and control is part of a process geared towards finding sustainable solutions based upon open communication and the concerted action of institutions and communities. While contributing to reduce the number of malaria cases, it is aimed at improving the quality of life of disadvantaged populations by using environment-friendly malaria vector control alternatives.

December, 2007

 icon Health Services Delivery in areas inhabited by Indigenous Peoples (5 MB)

Recommendations for a Licensing and Accreditation System for Intercultural Health Services within the Framework of the Renewal of Primary Health Care

We are pleased to present a set of recommendations for the development of a licensing and accreditation system for intercultural health care services. We remain convinced that the incorporation of an intercultural focus in health care models appear as a positive strategy to improve equity in access to quality health care for all and particularly for indigenous populations living in the Region. The same approach should be applied to quality standards assessments of health services operating in areas inhabited by indigenous and multicultural populations.







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