Construyendo la capacidad de las comunidades indígenas en la prevención del VIH

Building the capacity of indigenous communities in HIV prevention

M E Bird, L Oropeza
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Oakland, United States

Issues: Indigenous communities/organizations have multiple and competing health priorities and often lack infrastructure to support HIV/AIDS services.

Description: NNAAPC was established in 1987 through federal funding agencies to assist indigenous communities/organizations in the United States in developing and implementing HIV prevention and care programs.

Lessons learned: 1) HIV/AIDS is only one health concern in a multitude of health disparities affecting indigenous communities; 2) Government/bureaucratic systems serving indigenous communities/organizations are often complex and unresponsive; 3) Legislation and public health policy need to address and respond to the lack of HIV/AIDS surveillance systems and funding; 4) Most HIV/AIDS services for indigenous communities have been primarily provided by non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and 5) Indigenous serving-NGOs require long-term capacity building assistance and resources to create viable and competitive organizations.

Recommendations: Education/understanding of historical and cultural context of indigenous people is critical to building the capacity of indigenous communities/organizations. Collaborative efforts across indigenous and non-indigenous communities/organizations working in all areas of public health is critical to addressing and meeting the service needs of indigenous people.

The XV International AIDS Conference
Abstract no. D12920


Suggested Citation
” M E Bird, et al. Building the capacity of indigenous communities in HIV prevention. CD Only: The XV International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. D12920″

Esta entrada fue publicada en ESTADOS UNIDOS y etiquetada , . Guarda el enlace permanente.

Responder

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Google+ photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google+. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Conectando a %s