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Published 25.06.2020 14:42
In Angola the FAO is using farmer field schools to educate rural farmers on Covid-19.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture in Angola have partnered to educate farmers in remote villages in Angola about the Covid-19 pandemic. Through farmer field schools they are teaching farmers how to protect themselves from the virus and they are also…
Health,
Published 25.06.2020 14:40
In Mexico, an indigenous nursing student helps his own village to prevent Covid-19.
María Micaela Jiménez is the only resident of the indigenous community of approximately 500 people in Chiapas who is studying health studies. She explains to the villagers in chol, the language of the community, the importance of washing hands and keeping physical distance. In addition, she explains how the virus…
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 14:25
In Brazil, indigenous people are sewing protective masks against Covid-19.
Some indigenous women has to stop selling handicrafts due to the pandemic and they started to sew masks to feed their families. The indigenous people Sateré-Mawé received funds from British artists from the Artist Project Earth (APE-UK) group to purchase two sewing machines, fabric, scissors, and rubber bands. By the…
Health, Lockdown,
Published 25.06.2020 08:28
In Brazil, indigenous people are isolated to protect themselves against Covid-19.
Guarani Mbya indigenous people, who live in an area of the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo, only allow cars to enter with groceries and emergency assistance in the villages.
Health,
Published 11.06.2020 07:50
In Brazil, the considered first indigenous woman diagnosed with Covid-19 recovered and returned to work as a health agent in the Amazon rainforest.
Suzane da Silva Pereira, of the Kokama ethnicity, was isolated for 25 days. As the 20-year-old health worker recovered she returned to visit and monitor families in the villages of the indigenous peoples such as Kokama, Tikuna, and Kaixana to contain the spread of the virus.
Health,
Published 20.06.2020 08:45
South Korea sends 10,000 masks and hand sanitiser to the Navajo Nation to honor their service during the 1950-53 Korean War.
Roughly 800 Navajo men served in the US armed forces during the Korean War, mostly as Code Talkers. Around 130 are still alive today, according to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of South Korea. The Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest-hit communities in the United States.
Health,
Published 08.06.2020 15:12
In Bolivia, a biologist raises money to help indigenous people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biologist Ninostka Burgoa has bought masks, gloves, and soap for the indigenous people of the Biosphere Reserve of Biological Station in Beni.
Health,
Published 06.06.2020 07:29
In Brazil, an indigenous nurse has cared nearly 700 families voluntarily.
Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos, known as Vanda, is visiting the families of in Parque das Tribos, in Amazonas, to assess their health. Wearing a mask which says “indigenous lives matter”, Vanda also sews masks for her neighbors and runs a fundraising campaign to donate food and hygiene products to the…
Health,
Published 23.05.2020 14:28
In Brazil, a guide helps indigenous people during quarantine because of Covid-19.
The psychological support material is written in Portuguese, Guarani, Kaingang and Xokleng and has suggestions to minimize the negative effects on the emotional health of the indigenous people, for example, anxiety. In addition, there are tips on hygiene and disease prevention. Called Bem Viver – In Times of Social Isolation,…
Health, ,
Published 19.05.2020 15:18
In Chad, town criers are spreading Covid-19 information.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chad is using local town criers or troubadours in order to ensure that communities who do not have access to radio and cell phone coverage have accurate Covid-19 information. The organization has trained 80 town criers in 8 regions. They use donkeys, horses,…

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