Health Care

World Bank: combat Peru poverty with infant nutrition programs

A report by the World Bank on the relationship between social services and poverty levels in Peru is scheduled to be published tomorrow. ¨Social Protection in Peru: How to Improve Results for the Poor?¨ is expected to argue that infant chronic malnutrition is the best indicator of the country’s poverty. […]

by · December 11, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

PAHO director presents 2007 Health Report

A report presented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday shows a strong correlation between health conditions and poverty in Peru. Twenty percent of the poorest population, for instance, bears 50 percent of deaths from nutritional deficiencies and anemia. The 2007 edition of Health in the Americas is […]

by · November 29, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

Peru river basin a toxic dump

The ¨Revive El Mantaro¨project has found high levels of toxins in the Mantaro river basin, an important water source in Peru’s central Andes. ¨Revive El Mantaro¨ – a campaign launched in July 2006 by civil society groups in six affected provinces – took soil and water samples at over 50 […]

by · November 22, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Health Care, Mining
Peru government compensates victim of HIV-tainted blood supply

Peru government compensates victim of HIV-tainted blood supply

Peru’s health minister handed over a $100,000 compensation check to one of four patients infected last April with HIV during blood transfusions at the Daniel Alcide Carrón National Hospital in the port city of Callao. This is not the first time patients have been infected with HIV at a national […]

by · October 14, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care