PAHO provides technical support to improve the health of Yanomami indigenous peoples in Brazil

In northern Brazil, the land of the Yanomami people extends 96,650 km² across the states of Amazonas and Roraima, an area equivalent to the territory of Portugal. This land houses more than 31,000 inhabitants considered by the country's National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (Funai) as “peoples of recent contact” – indigenous people who maintain selective relations with segments of society.