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The Lowitja Institute 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 25 September 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.