Tag Archives: indigenous

Poverty and exclusion among Indigenous Peoples: The global evidence

Flower Hmong women, Bac Ha market, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Thi Hoa/World Bank There are about 370 million Indigenous people in the world today, according to estimates. Present in over 90 countries, indigenous communities represent about 5% of the world’s population but make up 15% of the world’s extreme poor, and 1/3 of the rural poor. They live, own and occupy approximately one quarter of the world’s lands and waters which represents 80% of the world’s biodiversity. But research shows they are just as much urban as they are rural

Posted in Aid, Aid & Development, Poverty, Research | Also tagged | Comments closed

With community-driven development, Indigenous Peoples take ownership of their future

About this series More blog posts Indigenous Peoples and marginalized ethnic minorities, numbering some 350 million worldwide, are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups globally. Disproportionately affected by poverty, they represent approximately 5% of the global population, but account for more than 10% of the world’s poor. In some regions and countries, the proportion of Indigenous Peoples among the poor soars to 60-70%. Community-driven development, an approach to local development that empowers community groups with control over planning and investment decisions, is one way that the Bank is partnering with Indigenous Peoples in places as diverse as Vietnam, Nepal, and Bolivia. In this video, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez and Susan Wong discuss how the Bank’s community-driven development approach is uniquely placed to address some of the challenges that Indigenous Peoples face in their fight against poverty.

Posted in Aid & Development, Poverty | Tagged | Comments closed

Routine screening of Indigenous cancer patients’ unmet support needs: a qualitative study of…

Indigenous Australians have poorer cancer outcomes in terms of incidence mortality and survival compared with non-Indigenous Australians.

Posted in Cancer, Journal Watch, Noncommunicable Disease | Also tagged | Comments closed

For forests, a change in attitude in favor of indigenous communities

In 2015, more than 500 million hectares of forests were held by indigenous peoples.  Despite the increase in forest area designated for and owned by indigenous peoples in recent decades, governments still administer 60 percent of these forest areas while firms and private individuals administer 9 percent. Pressure exerted by indigenous peoples over the past few decades has led to a 50 percent increase in forest areas recognized as being owned or designated for use by indigenous communities. The greatest strides have been made in Latin America and the Caribbean, where indigenous peoples control 40 percent of forest land. Similar trends have been observed in other regions across the globe

Posted in Aid & Development, Climate Change, Environment | Also tagged | Comments closed

Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More

Posted in Aid & Development, Delivery, Diabetes, Diahrreal Disease, Environment, Equity & Access, Featured Content, General Global Health, Hub Originals, Infant & Child Health, Infectious Disease, Malnutrition & Obesity, Noncommunicable Disease, Policy & Systems, Primary Care & Prevention, Social, Women & Children | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

The effectiveness of implementation in Indigenous Australian healthcare: an overview of…

Effective implementation can maximise the beneficial impacts of health services.

Posted in Aid & Development, Delivery, Journal Watch, Policy & Systems | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

In Bolivia, being female and Indigenous conveys multiple disadvantages

Florina Lopez spoke movingly about her experience of double discrimination, being both Indigenous and a woman, at the recent launch of the new World Bank Group report, Indigenous Latin America in the Twenty-first Century. Lopez belongs to the Panamanian Indigenous Guna people and has spent decades working for Indigenous movements, starting at the community level and now coordinating the regional Network of Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity.

Posted in Aid & Development, Women & Children | Also tagged , | Comments closed

“We’re checking them out”: Indigenous and non-Indigenous research…

Background: It is important for researchers to understand the motivations and decision-making processes of participants who take part in their research.

Posted in Aid & Development, Journal Watch, Noncommunicable Disease | Also tagged | Comments closed

‘Colonialist’ Christmas Coca-Cola ad leads to outrage in Mexico

Coca-Cola was forced to pull a commercial after it was criticized as offensive to Mexico’s indigenous people by consumers, media and human rights groups across the country. The commercial aired as a part of the company’s Christmas marketing campaign, called “Abre tu corazón,” or “Open your heart.” With the intention of breaking down stereotypes against

Posted in Aid & Development, Human Rights, Humanosphere, Noncommunicable Disease | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

The impact of a community-based risky drinking intervention (Beat da Binge) on Indigenous young…

Alcohol misuse imposes substantial harm on Indigenous Australians whose health status is poorer than non-Indigenous Australians.

Posted in Aid, Aid & Development, Journal Watch, Noncommunicable Disease, Tobacco, alcohol, & drugs | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Neoliberalism and indigenous knowledge: Māori health research and the cultural politics of New…

Publication date: February 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 150 Author(s): Erica Prussing, Elizabeth Newbury In 2012–13 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in New Zealand rapidly implemented a major restructuring of national scientific research funding.

Posted in Delivery, Journal Watch, Policy & Systems, Social | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Understanding the role of Indigenous community participation in Indigenous prenatal and…

Publication date: February 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 150 Author(s): Janet Smylie, Maritt Kirst, Kelly McShane, Michelle Firestone, Sara Wolfe, Patricia O’Campo Purpose Striking disparities in Indigenous maternal-child health outcomes persist in relatively affluent nations such as Canada, despite significant health promotion investments.

Posted in Journal Watch, Maternal & Reproductive Health, Women & Children | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

Integrating traditional indigenous medicine and western biomedicine into health systems: a…

Throughout the world, indigenous peoples have advocated for the right to retain their cultural beliefs and traditional medicine practices.

Posted in Delivery, General Global Health, Journal Watch, Policy & Systems, Social | Also tagged | Comments closed

Luck and Public Health Programming in Guatemala

  Since returning to the United States from a three-month stint working in rural Guatemala, I’ve been thinking about how messy and random global health Read More

Posted in Aid & Development, Featured Content, General Global Health, Hub Originals, Hub Selects, Malnutrition & Obesity, Noncommunicable Disease, Poverty | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed