Health of indigenous peoples in Brazil: historical, sociocultural, and political perspectives


  • Dr Ricardo Ventura Santos

    Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

Project summary

This project aims to explore how the principles of social inclusion and the right to cultural difference have contributed to the production, interpretation and reformulation of indigenous peoples’ health policy in post-dictatorship Brazil. 

The project will focus on how indigenous social activism has shaped national health policies, and how indigenous peoples’ health and demography are represented through national information systems and politically interpreted within indigenous social movements. It will also explore how indigenous communities have experienced local manifestations of national policies aimed at reducing wealth disparities and increasing food security.