Indigenous peoples

“Indigenous peoples experience disproportionately high levels of maternal and infant mortality, malnutrition, cardiovascular illnesses, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. Indigenous women experience these health problems with particular severity, as they are disproportionately affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts, and are often denied access to education, land, property and other economic resources. And yet they play a primary role in overseeing the health and well-being of their families and communities. In addition, as the incidence of other public health issues such as drug abuse, alcoholism, depression and suicide increases, urgent and concerted efforts are needed to improve the health situation of indigenous peoples.”

Source: UNDESA Division for Inclusive Social Development Indigenous Peoples

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Human rights and access to healthcare services for indigenous people in Africa (2018) - Ebenezer Durojaye
Global Public Health, 13(10): 1399-1408

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Right to health and indigenous peoples with a focus on children and youth (2016)
UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Factsheet Indigenous Women’s Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality (2015)
UNFPA, Unicef, UN Women

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The health of indigenous people (2014)
The United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) on Indigenous Issues

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of indigenous peoples (2014)
United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) on Indigenous Issues

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