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Gender and Cultura Diversity unit (GD) provides technical co-operation and assistance to PAHO's technical units and Member States to promote gender and ethnic equality and equity in the development of health policies and programs. GD seeks to identify and reduce the inequities between women and men of all ethnic groups with regard to health status and its determinants, access to and quality of health care, and participation in decision-making regarding policy agendas, definition of priorities, and allocation of resources.



Hemispheric Consultation on Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction

Since 2013, PAHO/WHO has been implementing an initiative on indigenous populations and disaster risk reduction. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the disaster risks and needs faced by indigenous populations, as well as their accumulated experience in building resilience to disasters, towards collaboratively developing culturally sensitive tools to reduce disaster risk and better protect health during and after disasters. It also provides an opportunity to understand how traditional risk reduction practices may be incorporated into local community and national planning beyond indigenous institutions or projects.

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