Brazil To Call For Protection Of Indigenous People’s Health After Bolsonaro ‘Abandonment’ During COVID-19

Written by on January 25, 2023

The new Brazilian government under President Lula da Silva intends to propose that the World Health Organization (WHO) addresses the health of indigenous people systematically, including by training indigenous health workers.

Santiago Alcazar, the former head of WHO in Brazil, told a discussion convened by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) on Monday that Brazil would propose that the WHO establish a project on indigenous people’s health at the body’s executive board meeting, which starts this weekend.

Alcazar was addressing a G2H2 discussion on authoritarianism in a pandemic, which focused on the

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