Health Care

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Filomena Taipe Mendoza, considered Peru’s oldest person, died on Sunday at 117 years of age in her home region of Huancavelica, in the country’s southern Andes. The Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion announced her death, which was reported on Monday by Peru’s state news agency Andina. Taipe Mendoza was […]

UN Points to Peru’s Biodiversity to Help Reduce Malnutrition

UN Points to Peru’s Biodiversity to Help Reduce Malnutrition

The population suffering from malnutrition in Peru has fallen by more than half over the past two decades, but the country still has a long way to go to further reduce the rate, according to a United Nations official. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s representative in Peru, John F. Preissing, said that […]

Peru Says African Fisherman Unlikely to Have Ebola

Peru Says African Fisherman Unlikely to Have Ebola

A 34-year-old man who has been quarantined in Peru over concerns about carrying Ebola is unlikely to have the virus, health officials said Monday. The Health Ministry said that the patient was admitted to the Daniel Alcides Carrion hospital in Callao, Lima’s port city, according to RPP Noticias. The ministry’s director general […]

Peru Declares 90-Day Alert Over Chikungunya Virus

Peru’s government has declared a 90-day national health emergency to provide authorities with tools to prevent an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, daily Peru.21 reported. “The measure aims to allow the Health Ministry to take measures for prevention and prepare services,” Health Minister Midori de Habich said. The Supreme Decree, […]