Access to health services by indigenous peoples in Asia

Indigenous peoples living in Asia have limited access to appropriate health care services. As a consequence of this and other health determinants, they suffer the worst health of identifiable groups in the Asian region. Indigenous peoples in Asia die younger, have higher rates of malnutrition, child mortality, and carry high burden of “diseases of the poor” namely undernutrition and infectious diseases.

Related Subject(s): Human Rights and Refugees
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