New Video Used for Health Advocacy in Peru Viewed by 400 Health Officials

A new video produced by Future Generations Peru was recently presented at two  Peruvian Fora, reaching more than 400 Ministry of Health Officials from all 24 regions. Available in English and Spanish, the video tells the day in the life of a Community Health Worker who promotes health prevention and links her community with the community co-managed health center.

Influencing Health Policy in Peru

With evidence and advocacy from Future Generations Peru, the Regional Health Office of Huánuco recently added a new strategy, known as "sectorization," to their official policy for strengthening all of Huánuco's 253 primary health care facilities.

Community Health Agents in Peru Strengthen Their Communities

Near Cusco and Machu Picchu in the district of Pitumarca, community health agents (CHAs) work closely with community leaders and government to improve maternal and child health. In 2009, the government recognized Pitumarca as a “Best Practice in Public Management” that has improved health and living conditions in one of the poorest districts of Peru.

Term III Master’s Degree Residential in Peru: Tools for Empowerment

The rural Quechuan community of Pitumarca in Cusco, Peru, has become a model site and regional training center for health and integrated development. In March 2011 students representing seven countries learned from this success and Peru’s community-oriented health system as part of the Term III residential of the Master’s Degree program in Applied Community Change and Conservation. Courses in “Going to Scale,” “Food and Water Security,” and “Empowerment,” wove theory with case studies, field applications, and experiences from each student’s own community.

Peru Fact Sheet

Authors: 
Future Generations
Publisher: 
Future Generations
Date: 
January, 2012

For updates on activities in Peru, download this two-page country fact sheet.

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Annual Report 2010: Global Lessons Coming Home

Authors: 
Future Generations
Authors: 
Future Generations Graduate School
Date: 
February, 2011

This 2010 Annual Report features five core lessons that Future Generations and the Future Generations Graduate School advanced during the last year:

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Cusco, Peru: Impacts in Maternal and Child Health

In the Andes highlands of Cusco, Peru, communities partner with the government to improve the quality of health services. In 2002, Future Generations Peru joined this partnership to provide training and technical support with the goal of improving maternal and child health. In 2005, the organization received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Child Survival and Health Grants Program to work with primary health facilities and communities in rural Cusco.

Dr. Laura Altobelli

Country Director

Dr. Laura Altobelli is a public health professional specializing in global maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition.  In addition to work with Future Generations as Peru Country Director since 2002, Dr. Altobelli is a professor in the School of Public Health and Administration of the Peruvian Cayetano Heredia University in Lima.

Doctor of Public Health
International maternal, neonatal, and child health
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
1988
Master of Public Health
International Health
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, Marylan
1982
Bachelor of Science
University of Missouri
Columbia, Maryland
1974

Future Generations Peru Concludes a Four-Year Child Survival Project in Cusco

Lima, Peru:  A four-year child survival project of Future Generations Peru, funded by the Child Survival and Health Grants Program of the United States Agency for International Development, achieved significant improvements in 21 key maternal and child health indictors. The number of maternal deaths declined by 75% in the project area, and chronic child malnutrition declined by 9%.

Vilma Suarez

Training Specialist
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