Xipaya, Xikrin and Asurini Ethnicities Receive a COVID-19 Prevention Booklet
When the subject is COVID-19, the information needs to be clear. With this in mind, the Indigenous Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Altamira has produced new booklets of the series ´COVID 19: Guidelines for Indigenous Peoples´ for the Xipaya, Xikrin and Asurini ethnic groups.
"The booklet has a didactic and illustrative material that shows the main forms to prevent the coronavirus infection in the indigenous context," explains nurse Tayane Moura Martins, main author of the booklets, in partnership with the Federal University of Pará (UFPA).
The booklets are targeted to indigenous people of 10 ethnic groups and also serve as a health education tool facilitated by the Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams (EMSI).
The booklets are being distributed electronically to the Base Poles and, as soon as they are printed, they will be delivered in physical form to the villages and Base Poles. All content is in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Currently, the booklet ´COVID 19: guidelines for indigenous peoples´ is available in 7 dialects and there are projects for the execution of new versions in more dialects of the Médio Xingu region.
The work presents an illustrated content with easy-to-understand texts that seek to clarify questions such as: what is the coronavirus, how it is transmitted, what the person feels, how to protect oneself, forms of distancing (social isolation, quarantine, social distancing) and its concepts.
The booklets can be found in the "Publications" section.