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Indigenous health

In Guatemala, indigenous women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than non-indigenous women. The women pictured are being trained by Health Poverty Action to promote healthy practices among women in their own communities. Health Poverty Action’s campaign Mothers on the Margins is also raising awareness of the need for culturally appropriate health services for indigenous women across the globe.

 

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Taken on May 23, 2011