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Social determinants of acute vulnerability

Excerpt from ProCOR Discussion Forum: "...Indigenous people also face direct discrimination in their daily lives. Derogatory attitudes held in the general community and shown by health workers can create barriers to accessing health care: “The Babendjelle [of the North-West Congo Basin] are nicknamed out of prejudice “la viande qui parle” (the animal that can speak) and so do not receive the same treatment as others.” The poor formal recognition of Indigenous peoples also poses problems for gathering evidence about their health status…. In public health terms, this bias …limits the scope of epidemiological studies. Information about health status and access to services, and social determinants of health including the right to occupy and use land, clean water, sanitation, and education, is difficult to find..."





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