Health must be recognized as the human right it is: Héctor Javier Sánchez MD MS Senior Researcher, Department of Society, Culture and Health El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Chiapas, Mexico
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2020/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., México
Resumen: "Several fundamental aspects need to be considered when analyzing the health and economies of indigenous populations. First, indigenous peoples often live in conditions of extreme poverty. Second, native populations, who are among the poorest and most marginalized sectors of society, have notable difficulties in accessing and navigating the public health system. And third, Chiapas, sharing more than 600 kilometers of unpatrolled border with Guatemala, is a transit site for migrants traveling to the United States. Recently, thousands of migrants fleeing their countries have been held in detention facilities in this region—facilities that open the door to infectious disease transmission"