Journal article

Indigenous engagement in health: lessons from Brazil, Chile, Australia and New Zealand

Angeline Ferdinand, Michelle Lambert, Leny Trad, Leo Pedrana, Yin Paradies, Margaret Kelaher

International Journal for Equity in Health | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Given the persistence of Indigenous health inequities across national contexts, many countries have adopted strategies to improve the health of Indigenous peoples. Governmental recognition of the unique health needs of Indigenous populations is necessary for the development of targeted programs and policies to achieve universal health coverage. At the same time, the participation of Indigenous peoples in decision-making and program and policy design helps to ensure that barriers to health services are appropriately addressed and promotes the rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination. Due to similar patterns of Indigenous health and health determinants across borders, the..

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