Indigenous and tribal peoples’ health: A population study
The Lowitja Institute has partnered with The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, to develop a comprehensive report describing the health and social status of Indigenous and tribal peoples across the globe.
The report includes data from 28 Indigenous populations from 23 countries (representing about 50% of the world's Indigenous population), collated against eight key themes. These include measures of population, life expectancy, infant mortality, birth weight, maternal mortality, relative educational attainment, relative poverty and relative nutritional status. The collaboration brought together some 65 experts from the United States of America, Russia, China, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Colombia, Chile, Norway, Thailand, Myanmar, Kenya, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Myanmar, Kenya, Cameroon and Nigeria. This work coincides with the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals adopted on September 25th 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.
- Report, podcast and infographic (The Lancet article, April 2016)
- A Global Snapshot of Indigenous and Tribal People’s Health (The Lowitja Institute report, November 2016)
- Fact sheet
- Media release
- Photo gallery
- Presentation: Ian Anderson and Bridget Robson
Seminar 22 April 2016
- Message from Lowitja Institute CEO about the collaboration for the launch of the Indigenous Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (2018)