Health Care

School Food Supplier Sued for Negligence, 50 children Ill

The government has cancelled a contract with a school food supplier this week, after some 50 children and 10 teachers became ill from their breakfast rations served at at a school in the hamlet of Pacaran, 250 km south of Lima in Cañete province.  All but three children have now been […]

Air Pollution Soars in Lima Following New Year’s Eve Traditions

A popular New Year’s Eve tradition in Peru – the burning of large “old year” dolls and old furniture – caused a major increase in air pollution in the Andean country’s capital city. Peru’s Environmental Health Office, Digesa, said that the neighborhood bonfires in the streets of Lima on New […]

Peru’s Maternal Mortality Rate Down 50% in Last 10 Years

The maternal mortality rate in Peru has declined by 50% over the past 10 years, according to government figures reported by LaMula. The Health Ministry said that the rate of women who die during childbirth has declined to 93 per 100,000 live births, compared to a rate of 185 a […]

Children with Leukemia Kept in Former Storage Room at EsSalud Hospital – Report

Children with leukemia at an EsSalud hospital in Peru’s southern city of Arequipa are jammed into a space that was previously a storage room, according to a report by daily La Republica. The room at the Carlos Alberto Seguin hospital, which is part of the state EsSalud system, lacks ventilation, […]