Social determinants of health for Uganda's indigenous Batwa population

"Uganda’s Indigenous Batwa people are among the most vulnerable populations in the world and have limited access to key social determinants of health, including health care, education, clean water, employment and adequate clothing, food, and security. The Batwa were evicted from their native forests following an environmental policy enacted in 1991 and are now considered conservation refugees undergoing a drastic transition from forest dwellers to agriculturalists; the shift has negatively affected their people’s health. Coordinated action among public and private sectors is required to improve Batwa health through the enforcement of their rights and increased participation in policies and programs affecting their well-being."