International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today INMED is celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by promoting maternal/infant health and education in indigenous communities of Peru in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health. J&J-funded training by INMED Andes has led to profound changes in knowledge and health outcomes. Key to this success are the adaptation and implementation of health education materials in indigenous languages, the establishment of maternity waiting homes, and the introduction of traditional practices such as vertical birthing, to promote institutional delivery among the indigenous populations at highest risk for maternal and infant mortality.

With a focus on the Ucayali region, where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the country, INMED has trained more than 700 volunteer community health workers as the front-line link to the health system for women in remote rural and indigenous communities, as well as more than 250 public health workers. In addition, INMED has assessed the quality and addressed the resource and training needs of 150 health centers and health posts to further improve birth outcomes.  Learn more at

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