Help Increase Rural Amazonians' Access to Healthcare

Help Increase Rural Amazonians' Access to Healthcare

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The Amazon is a vast, diverse place that is home to many people and cultures. Some of these peoples being indigenous groups living in the rural Brazilian Amazon. While the Amazon has some urban areas that have greater access to healthcare, these rural areas struggle to receive consistent, stable care. While there is a healthcare system in place for indigenous peoples, it is being threatened and the system has failed them many times. Communities feel left behind and overlooked, and services have been cut or funding has been decreased.

Healthcare being a necessary service and basic human right, it is important that these communities have access to it in a sustainable and equitable manner. Some of the broader implications of getting rural communities increased access to healthcare include public health and human rights. The point of public health is to create change to help communities become healthier overall. Public health focuses on primary prevention techniques that help stop disease before it even starts. And providing healthcare is crucial part of primary prevention. But it is also a basic human right. Everyone should be able to access healthcare to improve their quality of life. It is important to understand enabling these communities to receive healthcare is not intended to replace their traditional forms of medicine. It is there, as a voluntary method of medicine. And with all of the detrimental issues the Amazon and its peoples are facing, providing some kind of healthcare to the region would help them live healthier lives. This is also a chance to take a step in the right direction when it comes to working with indigenous and rural communities. To help, you can begin by educating yourself and others and pressuring political leaders to take action to improve rural Amazonian healthcare, and become an ally for these groups

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