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  • Millennium Development Goals Conceptual Framework: An Indigenous Peoples Perspective

    Strategies and actions for the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals in areas inhabited by indigenous peoples.

    Contents:

    • Analysis of the Millenium Development Goals targets
    • Proposed targets and indicators of the Millenium Develompment Goals with grater relevance for indigenous peoples
    • Recommendations

    March 2009

  • Health of the indigenous peoples of the Americas

    Evaluation of health achievements within the framework of the international decade of the world's indigenous peoples.

    When analyzing the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples, it can be argued that the achievements are minimal and that serious problems remain...

    This document collects the results of an evaluation of achievements on health of 19 countries in the Américas.

    Edition 2008

  • Cultural Diversity and Disaggregation of Statistical Health Information

    Cultural diversity and disaggregation of statistical health information

  • Working to Achieve Health Equity with an Ethnic Perspective: What has been Done and Best Practices

    Working to Achieve Health Equity with an Ethnic
    Perspective: What has been Done and Best Practices

    This document will address issues relating to health equity and victims of racial discrimination. As in previous PAHO contributions to the HCHR working groups, the documents focus on the collection and analysis of health data disaggregated by racial/ethnic origins.

    2004

  • Lessons Learned in Working with Indigenous Women and Health: The Experience in Guatemala

    Lessons Learned in Working with Indigenous Women and Health: The Experience in Guatemala

    Education and Self-Care in Health as a Means to Strenghten the participation and leadership of Indigenous Women in Eight Communities of Guatemala.

    This document discusses the development of the project "Education and Self-Care in Health as a means to Strenghten the Participation and Leadership of Indigenous Women in Eight Communities of Guatemala". Includes the lessons learned about gender relations in the indigenous context of selected populations and ends with series of conclusions and recommendations.

    April, 1997 

  • Incorporating Gender Perspective in Work with Indigenous Peoples

    Health of the Indigenous People Series No. 5:

    Incorporating a Gender Perspective in the Work with Indigenous Peoples

    This document was presented in the 15th Meeting of the Special Subcommittee on Women, Health, and Development -- Washington, D.C., 3-4 April 1995

    The following document refers to PAHO's initiative to promote the health of indigenous peoples of the Americas (SAPIA) and offers some insights as to how a gender approach might be incorporated into health policies and programs that seek the participation of indigenous populations, not just as passive beneficiaries of outside actions, but as catalysts and shapers of their own health maintenance and care.

    Published on April 1997

  • Report of the Event on Social Determinants of Health of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

    The event took place in Quito, Ecuador, october 22nd-24th, 200

    The purpose of this regional meeting was to exchange ideas in order to facilitate the future implementation of policies, programmes and projects aimed at assessing and addressing health inequities, taking into account the recommendations made by WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

    In its main conclusions and recommendations, the Meeting emphasized the importance of incorporating indigenous perspectives in concepts such as poverty, health and development, which were grouped under the following thematic areas:

    a) Application of the approach to rights from the perspective of indigenous peoples individual and collective rights 

    b) Development, observance and assessment of public policies with an intercultural approach

    c) Intercultural strategies implementation

    January, 2009


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