Epidemiological Alert: COVID-19 among indigenous peoples in the Americas - 15 July 2020 (em inglês e espanhol)

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In light of an increase in cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in indigenous communities in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) urges Member States to intensify efforts in order to prevent further spread of infection within these communities, as well as to ensure adequate access to healthcare services and to strengthen case management using culturally appropriate approaches. Furthermore, PAHO/WHO urges the implementation of preventive measures across all levels of the health system in order to reduce mortality associated with COVID-19.