Disappearing, displaced, and undervalued: a call to action for Indigenous health worldwide

Lancet. 2006 Jun 17;367(9527):2019-28. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68892-2.


"What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilisations and cultures, progress weakens life and favours death. The ideal of a single civilisation for everyone implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us. Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life!"

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child Mortality*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Global Health*
  • Health Services, Indigenous / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Status*
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Maternal Mortality*
  • Population Groups / statistics & numerical data*