Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tsimane health

Freelance journalist JeanFriedman-Rudovsky has an excellent story out in the New York Times about medical research on the Tsimane, a group of people who live in the Bolivian Amazon. They have been participants in The Tsimane Health and Life History Project since 2002, and the results of that work are building a foundation of information not just for indigenous Amazonian people, but for comparisons with populations around the world. A key aspect to this story is how Tsimane people benefit from improved medical care, while at the same time anthropological and medical studies move forward. The Tsimane live in the southwestern part of Mojos, many near the town of San Borja.

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