Inclusive healthcare for indigenous communities during COVID-19 pandemic
Planetary Health Perspective seminars
In the context of COVID-19, structural inequalities with regard to access to healthcare have risen worldwide. During this event, we will focus on the situation of indigenous populations in Latin America during the COVID-19 response.
Esteban Ortiz Prado will share his experiences of how he reached indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon and present challenges he faces to offer testing and medical services to indigenous communities. This webinar also aims to stimulate our reflections on how much we can learn from indigenous populations about collectively living more sustainably to prevent future virus outbreaks and to protect our planet.
About the speaker
Esteban Ortiz Prado obtained his medical degree in Ecuador and received special training in mountain medicine and high-altitude physiology from University of Calgary and a diploma in underwater physiology and hyperbaric medicine in Columbia, USA. He has completed his MSc in Public Health from University of Southampton and is currently finishing his PHD in high physiology at University of Barcelona. He is a principal investigator at UDLA in Quito and currently works with indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.