Limited access to basic health services remains a big problem for Indigenous communities across all continents. Indigenous populations in many countries have experienced poorer health outcomes compared to non-Indigenous populations. Mainstream health services have not adequately met the health needs of Indigenous Peoples in both rural and urban settings. In addition, mainstream health services situated in capitals and major cities have not been accessible and are inadequate and culturally inappropriate to many urban Indigenous populations or to those that travel from the communities to get attention in the city.
Produced by Dev Kumar Sunuwar
Voice: Sonam Yangji Sherpa