Pro-immigrant organizations work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to seek to resolve inequalities in access to preventive services (such as testing, vaccinations, and medical services)
Washington, May 4 (EFE). -El idiomEspecially those of indigenous communities Migratory status And visit Health insurance Are some of the obstacles faced by Hispanics United States Visit during the pandemic vaccine It’s still medical, the pro-immigrant organization revealed on Tuesday.
Some organizations expressed this at a press conference, which announced the “We Are Health” project, which was organized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to resolve inequality Get prevention, testing, vaccinations and treatment Coronavirus disease And other diseases.
Óscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Américas, emphasized that language Has always been one of the obstacles to obtaining relevant information Pandemic, Because there are members of the Hispanic community whose mother tongue is not Spanish, or even their mother tongue.
Chacón cited the Garífuna in Honduras or the Quechua River from the Andes in South America as examples, although he admitted Spanish dialect It has also been a major obstacle in terms of dissemination Information about the pandemic.
In order to reach people who express themselves in indigenous dialects, Activist They launched an audiovisual campaign and distributed information face to face.
“As far as I am concerned, I never learned to read and write Garifuna,” Leticia Casildo admits Unity action family, Its organization disseminates information in this language, but also disseminates achí (used in some areas of Guatemala) and Spanish.
Casildo explained that they prioritize human-to-human interaction and audio or video message broadcasting through platforms such as WhatsApp to reach the recipient.
Karen Blanco, representative of Yuri Merlin Palace in the Bronx, new YorkExplain in detail that young people have become “their spokespersons,” who can reach out to people communicating in Garifuna and eliminate their fear of children. vaccine.
Jacqueline López, from Women work together, In Florida, indicated that identification documents are required vaccination It was the main obstacle for Hispanic residents in counties such as Broward or Broward Miami Dade.
Lopez said: “The vast majority of people do not have immigration status. We are not worthy of our birth certificate or anything like that.”
Activists emphasize that the pandemic has exposed other Hispanics face immunization problemsFor example, the business hours of most centers (operating during working hours), or lack of medical insurance, can sometimes lead to heavy bills. EFE
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