Healthcare of Indigenous Amazonian Peoples in response to COVID-19: Marginality, discrimination and revaluation of ancestral knowledge in Ucayali, Peru

Doreen Montag, Marco Barboza, Lizardo Cauper, Ivan Brehaut, Isaac Alva, Aoife Bennett, José Sanchez-Choy, Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti, Pilar Valenzuela, José Manuyama, Italo García Murayari, Miguel Guimaraes Vásquez, Celso Aguirre Panduro, Angela Giattino, Edwin Julio Palomino Cadenas, Rodrigo Lazo, Carlos A. Delgado, Alfonso Nino, Elaine C. Flores, Maria Amalia PesantesJuan Pablo Murillo, Luisa Elvira Belaunde, Sergio Recuenco, Robert Chuquimbalqui, Carol Zavaleta-Cortijo

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere004479
JournalBMJ Global Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 7 Jan 2021

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Contributors All authors have equally contributed to the commentary. Funding DM and CAD were supported through Medical Research Council—MRC grant number MR/S024654/1 and by the Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico, Tecnológico y de Innovación Tecnológica—FONDECYT, grant number 033-2019. CZC was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (using the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) Funding) and Wellcome Trust [218743/Z/19/Z] under the NIHR-Wellcome Trust Partnership for Global Health Research. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Wellcome Trus, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care; and is member of the Indigenous Health and Adaptation to Climate Change Research Group. MAP was supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation [Grant IZ08Z0_177385]. Competing interests None declared. Patient consent for publication Not required.


  • COVID-19
  • health systems

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