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CIET works with indigenous communities and Aboriginal health researchers in different countries.
Much of our work in Mexico has been in partnership with Amuzgo and Mixteco populations
in remote areas of Guerrero state, one of the poorest states in Mexico.
Projects on safe motherhood, newborn survival and microregional planning provide concrete
examples of how we interact with indigenous Mexican populations, as they
develop research and planning capacities in cultural safety.
In Colombia, CIET has been providing support to the work of different organizations dedicated to the preservation of traditional health knowledge, like the Centro de Estudios Médicos Interculturales (CEMI), a non-governmental medical organization advocating for intercultural health practices, and to Dusakawi EPSI, one of the few indigenous-managed health services in that country.
In 2011, CIET researchers, together with colleagues
from Australia and New Zealand, published a comparative study of HIV prevalence
among indigenous populations in those three countries. The researchers
studied over 13,000 new cases of HIV recorded by the Australian, Canadian and
New Zealand governments across two time periods – 1999-2003 and 2004-08. The
results were published in International Health.
The New Scientist, an Australian
science magazine, published an article on June 22, 2011, under the following
title: “HIV epidemic may be coming for indigenous Canadians”.