Dreams Coming True... An Indigenous Health Programme in the Peruvian Amazon

Publisher: y Karen Elise Jensen Foundation and NORDECO
Author: Compiler and editor: Søren Hvalkof,
Number of pages: 335
ISBN number: 87-986168-8-9
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2004

Tags: Human rights

This is an unusual book about an unusual project in the Peruvian Amazon. It focuses on the extraordinary achievements the indigenous movement in the Upper Amazon has accomplished in establishing its own alternative health service. The book exposes a kaleidoscopic view of this fascinating process. It presents the voices of the indigenous shamans, herbalists, midwives and healers. It gives an account of the experiences of the nurses, doctors, promoters and patients, and the aspirations of the indigenous leaders. Addressing a range of issues in rural health care and proposing a model for successful implementation, the book is a must for international development and rural health planners, health workers, NGO staff, researchers, doctors, and indigenous leaders. The book also contains a plethora of good stories and beautiful photos.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards supporting the Indigenous Health Programme in Peru.

Karen Elise Jensen Foundation in collaboration with Nordic agency for development and ecology - NORDECO Asociación Interétnica de la Selva Peruana - AIDESEP

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