Medical support for indigenous minorities in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug: Policy

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.3 Health Promotion / Population Health 2. & 3.
Presentation Type Poster
Presenter Elena Bogdanova
Author(s) Yulia Kryazheva (Northern Arctic Federal University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

Introduction: Despite the large range of federal and regional regulations, programmes to support health of indigenous small-numbered people living in the Arctic zone of Russia, their efficiency is relatively low to maintain population and provide sustainable development of the region.

Methods: The implemented strategies and programs for social support of indigenous peoples in the Arctic zone of Western Siberia (Russia) and their results obtained from official reports over 5 years were analyzed.

Results: To increase efficiency of measures to maintain indigenous peoples and improve their health we worked out following recommendations:

- To organize continuous monitoring of health, carried out with the help of a mobile health center and a «health bus» to prevent from epidemiological risks and to diagnose chronic diseases at initial stage.

- To develop the project “Be healthy, nomadic people” (continuous survey to identify urgent needs and provide medical support for indigenous peoples living in tundra).

- To increase access and quality of medical care (“Health Schools” to improve “health literacy” of nomadic people).

- To implement telemedicine technologies for increasing quality of medical aid in the districts remoted from the regional centers.

Conclusions: Implementation of our recommendations can result in increasing the efficiency of health system and social support for indigenous peoples living in tundra in Western Siberia.

Support from the RFBR (grant no. 18-010-00875\18).


Bogdanova Elena Nikolaevna, PhD in Economics, Northern Arctic Federal University, Department of Economics and Management.