CD57/13 - Strategy and Plan of Action on Ethnicity and Health 2019-2025


In the framework of universal health, the Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have prioritized actions to ensure that all people and communities have access, without any kind of discrimination, to comprehensive, appropriate, timely, and quality health services. However, asymmetrical power relationships and domination have led to conditions in which members of certain ethnic groups—including indigenous, Afro-descendant, and Roma populations—systematically experience different forms of discrimination and exclusion that give rise to inequities and social injustice.