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Title: Making the right to health a reality for Brazil's indigenous peoples: innovation, decentralization and equity
Authors: Coelho, Vera
Shankland, Alex
Abstract: This article provides an overview of governance arrangements and changes in the Brazilian public health system since 1988, when the "Citizen's Constitution" declared health to be a universal right. Since then, population coverage has grown substantially and health indicators have improved. Despite these achievements, inequities in access remain an important barrier to universal coverage, in particular for marginalized groups such as indigenous peoples. This article discusses the innovation cycle that produced the gains and recent efforts to guarantee more equitable access to health services for the indigenous population in a continent-sized country historically plagued by great inequalities.
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Health Care Systems
Indigenous Health Services
Health Policy
Access to Health Care
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Direito à Saúde
Política de Saúde
Serviços de Saúde do Indígena
Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde
Políticas Públicas
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba
Citation: COELHO, Vera; SHANKLAND, Alex. Making the right to health a reality for Brazil's indigenous peoples: innovation, decentralization and equity. MEDICC review, v. 13, n. 3, p. 50-53, 2011
ISSN: 1555-7960
Copyright: open access
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