• Caravans of the vestibular are indigenous

The PPGA reserves annually vacancies for indigenous peoples, besides objectifying the mobilization, preparation and insertion of people without higher education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels via the Affirmative Action Program for Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Populations (PAPIT), coordinated by Profa. Dr. Jane F. Beltrão. In partnership with an Association of Indigenous Peoples Students at Federal University of Pará (AYPEUFPA), we also promoted as caravans of the vestibular, actions to mobilize resources and practices for the preparation of indigenous people, quilombolas and other traditional collectives, candidates for selective graduate and postgraduate programs of the Federal University of Pará. In 2014, the PPGA had three indigenous doctoral candidates, and in 2015, it counted with more doctorate and an indigenous master's degree. The indigenous students come from villages or cities in the states of Pará, Mato Grosso do Sul and Santa Catarina. In 2015, the only indigenous teacher from UFPA, from the Altamira Campus, will join the PPGA, and at the end of the year there is a new one, a person who is a professor at UFPA and will hold a master's degree in 2016/2017.

 

  • Health Actions with Quilombola Populations

Through the Project "Socio-ecological and Biological Determinants of Obesity, Diabetes and Arterial Hypertension in Afro-descendant Populations of the Amazon: Concrete Research for the Ontology of Complex Diseases", funded by MS, CNPQ and FAPESPA, and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Hilton P. Silva, as part of the activities of the Laboratory of Bioanthropological Studies in Health and Environment (LEBIOS), in reparcelling, LHGM / UFPA, SESPA and Municipal Health Secretariats, in health in quilombola populations of the municipalities of Concordia do Pará, Abaetetuba, Salvaterra, Cametá, Oriximiná and Ananindeua. In addition to the assistance and educational activities, the results of the research, as well as the proposal of public health policies, more culturally appropriate to Quilombolas and their specific demands.