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ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES FOR THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN THE STATE OF AMAZONAS

Amazonas concentrates a significant part of the Brazilian indigenous population. The loss of traditional ways of life as a result of violations and disrespect of environmental laws, attacks on the environment, occupation of indigenous lands, social exclusion and ethnic discrimination resulting from the colonization process caused greater vulnerability in relation to health and resulted in a mortality rate higher than the white population, even living in the same regions. This study aims to analyze how public health policies were applied to the indigenous population in Amazonas during the Coronavirus pandemic. Commenting on public health policies aimed at the indigenous population at the federal, state and municipal levels and comparing how these policies were applied during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed for a descriptive and qualitative analysis of a content analysis. It is noteworthy that the case study was restricted to the Amazon.

ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES FOR THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN THE STATE OF AMAZONAS

DOI: 10.22533/at.ed.1592302215068

Palavras chave: Public policy; indigenous populations; pandemic.

Keywords: Public policy; indigenous populations; pandemic.

Abstract:

Amazonas concentrates a significant part of the Brazilian indigenous population. The loss of traditional ways of life as a result of violations and disrespect of environmental laws, attacks on the environment, occupation of indigenous lands, social exclusion and ethnic discrimination resulting from the colonization process caused greater vulnerability in relation to health and resulted in a mortality rate higher than the white population, even living in the same regions. This study aims to analyze how public health policies were applied to the indigenous population in Amazonas during the Coronavirus pandemic. Commenting on public health policies aimed at the indigenous population at the federal, state and municipal levels and comparing how these policies were applied during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed for a descriptive and qualitative analysis of a content analysis. It is noteworthy that the case study was restricted to the Amazon.

Autores

  • Andrea Costa de Andrade
  • Flávia Beatriz Oliveira de SOUSA