Indigenous health 2 - Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Montenegro, RA; Stephens, C; (2006) Indigenous health 2 - Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lancet, 367 (9525). pp. 1859-1869. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI:

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This review is the second in a series on Indigenous health, covering different regions and issues. We look briefly at the current state of Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with over 400 different indigenous groups and a total population of 45 to 48 million people. We describe the complex history and current reality of Indigenous peoples' situation within the American continent. We discuss the importance of Indigenous health systems and medicines, and look at changing political environments in the region. The paper concludes with a discussion of the changing political and legislative environment in Latin American countries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cardiovascular risk, brazil, ecuador, indians, depopulation, communities, populations, patterns, children, disease, Caribbean Region, Child, Preschool, Ethnic Groups, statistics & numerical data, Health Services, Indigenous, statistics & numerical data, trends, Humans, Infant, Latin America, Mortality
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 16753489
Web of Science ID: 238194200032


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