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“Our goal must be a world in which good health is a pillar of individual well-being, national progress, and international stability and peace. This cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community, and civil society.”

— Kofi A. Annan, ex-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Make A Difference » Priority Programs » Indigenous People's Fund 

With your help, we can achieve: 

Immunization coverage for children under three in the Shushug and Nazareth communities in the Amazonas region working with Asociación Benefica PRISMA in health care facilities in Lima, Peru.

Ethnomedical systems for reproductive health in the Mixteca region working with the National Institutes of Public Health in Morelos, Mexico to identify the elements of an integral model of prenatal care to strengthen the health of indigenous communities.

Improved health for indigenous women & children in the Peruvian Andes through bilingual education and leveraging as part of the Healthy Kitchens Pilot Project, working with the Pan American Health Organization in Lima, Peru to reduce health conditions associated with exposure to high concentrations of smoke from typical open fire cooking among women and children.

Reduction of risk factors for hospitalization due to respiratory diseases and clinical outcomes in Guarani indigenous children working with the Escola Nacional de Saude Publica, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz in Brazil to analyze risk factors for hospitalization in indigenous children under five.

Better understanding of cervical cancer in indigenous women in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy working with the Center for the Study of State and Society, CEDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina to understand and describe social expressions, opinions, and social behaviors about indigenous women that live in isolated rural places.

Latrine installation and education working with the Peace Corps to improve substandard health conditions, including latrine access, hygiene, and sanitation infrastructure of the indigenous groups in Panama.

Awakening community strength working with Asociación Vivir in Quito, Ecuador, the Ruku Mama project aims to enhance young women’s quality of life through pre- and post- natal care by combining traditional and conventional medical services to combat maternal and infant mortality. 

Indigenous people need your help in their struggle for health access and equity.