Health and indigenous peoples in Brazil: the challenge of professional training and continuing education of workers in intercultural contexts

Eliana Elisabeth Diehl Marcos Antonio Pellegrini About the authors

This article discusses training and continuing medical education for indigenous health workers and health professionals in indigenous health under the guidelines of the Brazilian National Healthcare Policy for Indigenous Peoples, which is currently behind schedule and incomplete as part of the official government agenda. Based on inter-sector proposals for health training by the Ministries of Health and Education, the article highlights the case of indigenous healthcare, emphasizing that government initiatives in this area still need to incorporate the concept of continuing education, a powerful tool for fostering intercultural dialogue and orienting health practices.

Indigenous Health Services; Continuing Education; Primary Health Care; Indigenous Population


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