"Top down" approach denies indigenous Bangladeshis access to health services

Listen /

Woman in her tea stall in Bangladesh

Indigenous people in Bangladesh are being denied services because of what is being called a top-down approach to providing health care.

Tuku Talukder who belongs to the Chakma community in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh says health policies are made without the participation of local people.

She recently took part in a UN meeting on Indigenous Peoples' Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights in New York.

She spoke to Daniel Dickinson about how indigenous groups of being marginalised.

Duration: 2’43″

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930