Health Care

Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Plummeting temperatures in southern Peru, particularly in the high Andes and altiplano above 4000 masl (13,000 ft), have caused the death of at least 48 children from pneumonia and related diseases since April this year. Most of the children were already weakened by malnutrition. Daily El Comercio reported that some […]

Zika Virus Prevention Campaign Steps Up

Peru’s Ministry of Health is ramping up prevention measures in 20 regions of the country against the zika virus disease, in response to the World Health Organization’s decision this week to declare the virus a “public health emergency of international concern.” On Monday, health authorities began a fumigation program of 1,800 […]

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is at dangerous levels on Peru’s coast and more so across the southern Andes and Altiplano, increasing the risk of skin cancer and related illnesses. Senamhi, the weather bureau, reported this week that radiation levels from the sun are expected to reach 15 points in Lima, up from the […]

The News in Brief

Finance Minsiter Alonso Segura appointed two new Deputy Ministers to his portfolio. Rossana Polastri, who was an analyst at The Brookings Institution and Grade, and worked for 18 years with the World Bank, has been appointed deputy minister of Finance. The new deputy minister of Economy is Enzo Defilippi, who […]