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Nomad health: healthcare for mobile pastoralists

Watch Jakob Zinsstag explain how interdisciplinary approaches help to bring health care to mobile pastoralists.

Since 1978, the access to primary healthcare is broadly considered a fundamental human right. Mobile pastoralists, however, are still one of the least covered groups.

Due to their mobile way of life, environmental dangers, or social threats it is not easy for mobile pastoralists to get medical care. The involved issues are complex. As Jakob Zinsstag explains, we may only grapple with this complexity if we use transdisciplinary approaches. Trying to comprehend the system and using participatory methods might sometimes be demanding. But it is the only way that might lead to solutions, and thus to better health coverage for mobile pastoralists.

Educator: Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag

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