State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013: Case studies

Minorities and indigenous peoples suffer more ill-health and receive poorer quality of care, says MRG in a new global report.

MRG's flagship report, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013, presents a global picture of the health inequalities experienced by minorities and indigenous communities.

The report is launched to coincide with a United Nations General Assembly meeting to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and says that ill-health and poor healthcare are often consequences of discrimination.

MRG has put together a series of case studies which highlight the key health issues face by minorities and indigenous peoples around the world:

Bolivia: Traditional healers and climate change

Burma: Continued fighting causes human rights abuses and health concerns in non-ceasefire areas

Burma: Despite the ceasefire, health care woes continue in south-east 

China: Maternal deaths remain high for ethnic minorities

Ecuador: One indigenous woman’s perspective on discrimination in the health system

India: Power of participation - women’s groups dramatically improve health for Adivasi mothers and newborns in eastern India

Interview with MRG Director of Policy and Communications

Interview with South Asia author

Kenya: Obstetric fistula – a preventable but deadly condition for mothers in sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya: The impact of land-grabbing, displacement and discrimination on health

Mauritania: Why do Haratine women still live in slavery?

Uganda: Batwa – sexual violence and lack of health care spreads HIV/AIDS 

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Date: 25/09/2013

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