Vestibular Caravans for indigenous people
The PPGA reserves annually vacancies for indigenous peoples, in addition to objecting to the mobilization, preparation and insertion of these peoples in higher education at undergraduate and graduate levels through the Affirmative Action Program for Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Populations (PAPIT), coordinated by Professor Jane F. Beltrão. In partnership with the Association of Peoples Indigenous Students at the Federal University of Pará (AYPEUFPA), it also promotes the Vestibular Caravans, actions to mobilize resources and professionals to prepare indigenous people, quilombolas and other traditional collectives who are candidates for graduation and a graduate of the Federal University of Pará. In 2014, the PPGA had three indigenous doctoral candidates (one of whom defended the thesis at the end of 2015), and in 2015 there was one more doctorate and master’s indigenous students. 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 professor of UFPA, from the Altamira Campus, joined the PPGA, and by the end of the year there will be another indigenous student, a member of the Baré ethnic group, formed by UFPA and who 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: Finding concrete responses to the ontology of complex diseases", funded by MS, CNPQ and FAPESPA, and Coordinated by Professor Hilton P. Silva , as part of the activities of the Laboratory of Bioanthropological Studies in Health and Environment (LEBIOS), carried out in partnership with LHGM / UFPA, SESPA and Municipal Health Departments, since 2013, health care, prevention and education health care in quilombola populations from the municipalities of Concórdia do Pará, Abaetetuba, Salvaterra, Cametá, Oriximiná and Ananindeua. In addition to the assistance and educational activities, the results of the research will lead to the proposal of public health policies more culturally appropriate to Quilombolas and their specific demands.