Abstract

From an intercultural perspective that emphasizes responding appropriately to the needs of indigenous peoples by prioritizing "ways of life, value systems, traditions and cosmovisions" and attempting to reduce inequities associated with health care, the document Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Indigenous Peoples of the Americas integrates specific experiences and strategies not only to guide, in this context, efforts to eradicate tuberculosis among indigenous peoples in the region of the Americas, the document Guidelines for the prevention and control of tuberculosis among indigenous peoples in the Americas integrates specific experiences and strategies not only to guide efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB), but also to replicate them in those places where the magnitude of the problem is evidently greater due to the persistence of inequalities in health care.

Keywords: Pan American Health Organization, prevention and control of tuberculosis, indigenous peoples