Buenos Aires

Indigenous statistics.-policy that begins to unfold is a consequence of the results of the so-called census of indigenous peoples, a work somewhat spasmodic, since its realization took 12 years, from 1994 to 2006. For obvious reasons, were analyzed the latest data, collected from the year 2000 onwards. In this last period stated that they were surveyed 20.708 people from 31 ethnic groups. The majority: (registered 4.482) Quechua, Mapuche (4,350), Guarani (3,564) and kollas (1.803). Between the overall results, they concluded that 90% enters the health care system only when you have a disease and that 91% consultation the doctor in any public institution. This is visualized as a difficulty in access to and a rejection of official attention.

That census also arrived in health care data according to ethnicity. For example, enumerated mapuche all in 14 matches concluded that the most frequent diseases are influenza, pharyngitis and bronco spasm, and among the prevalent chronic diseases, osteoarthritis. However, a mapuche look discussed these conclusions. For us, the social environment is no stranger, but is responsible for the health of people. The disease is a transgression moral, spiritual and social.

The main health problem of our people is the denial of identity, argued the Bachelor’s degree in political science, Veronica Azpiroz Clenan, grouping Epu Bafkeh of awnings. It is in this town where residents are calling for the formation of a mapuche Health Center. Mapuche birth-August 9 there was in La Plata, a meeting, a workshop in which participated about 200 indigenous delegates from various peoples and which took place in the Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas. Worked in three areas, one of them the attention of childbirth. At this point, the Mapuche communities rejected delivery horizontal and surrounded by doctors, as carried out in public hospitals in the province of Buenos Aires. And they say that in general, the experiences are very violent, since professionals are unaware of their customs. Azpiroz Clenan explained that the majority of experiences in public hospitals are very violent, because the doctors, nurses and midwives are very expulsivos, they do not understand that We came from another cultural conception.

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