Health Care

Lima: Terry Fox Run to Raise Cancer Research Funds

Lima: Terry Fox Run to Raise Cancer Research Funds

A fundraiser for cancer research in Peru is being held this Sunday in Lima through a Terry Fox Run & Walk. The event is to be held Sept. 21 at the “Pentagonito”, a popular, tree-lined jogging route in San Borja.  Registration and T-shirt sales from 8am, and the run/walk begins […]

Peru Approves Rules for Abortions Under ‘Extreme Situations’

Peru’s government has enacted regulations that allow therapeutic abortions, sparking criticism and approval. Therapeutic abortions have been legal, in fact, since 1924 in ‘extreme situations’ but no government since then had drawn up the regulations to allow the practice. The regulations now approved permit abortions in certain circumstances, specifically when a pregnancy is […]

Peru Life Expectancy Increases – WHO

Life expectancy for men and women in Peru has increased significantly over the past two decades, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization. According to WHO, the life expectancy for both women and men in Peru was 79 years in 2012, compared to 69 years for men […]

Climate Change Workshop Brings International Experts to Lima

Climate Change Workshop Brings International Experts to Lima

Local and international scientists will be meeting in Lima next week for a workshop on health in climate change, as well as water and air pollution. The three-day workshop is being organized by the Cayetano Heredia University and will kick off on April 27 with a lecture by Dr. Kyle […]