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February 13, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered to the Regional Government of San Martin 230 uninterruptible power supply (UPS), as a part of the equipment needed to implement the "SIS GalenPlus", which is a integrated information system, allowed the integration and simplify data records, and provides reports to support the local management of health services.

Thanks to the "SIS GalenPlus" patients will not have to spend time in long lines, and their clinical records will be available on the computer network, doctors can enter their indications and share them with the laboratory personnel, etc. But one of the greatest achievements of this system is that it helps to reduce rates of chronic child malnutrition more effectively, as they can track patients continuously, identify risk factors and act promptly.

Previously, USAID provided and installed computer equipment in 67 health facilities and in a few weeks will be granted with medical equipment to six health centers.
The SIS GalenPlus was designed by USAID and it is part of the Program of Integrated Actions to Improve Child Nutrition - PAIMNI, and USAID supports it steadily.

January 30, 2015

During the week of January 19, USAID/Peru was visited by the Acting Assistant Administrator Ms. Elizabeth Hogan.
During her visit, Ms. Hogan was able to visit project sites in Huaraz and Pucallpa, meet with VIP Officials of the Peruvian Government, and learn about USAID/Peru's Environment program.

January 30, 2015

On January 20th Ms. Hogan traveled to Pucallpa to visit USAID/Peru Alternative Development programs. She visited a cocoa farm and met farmers and their families who shared their experiences transitioning from illicit coca to cocoa.  She also visited a USAID supported technology center where digital literacy training is being delivered by CEDRO, a Peruvian NGO and one of USAID's most steadfast local partners. She met program participants who explained how the training impacted their lives. 

January 27, 2015

On January 7th, USAID and ACP Group rewarded the winners of the Selva Ganadora 2014 Contest. This is a USAID initiative with the collaboration of ACP Group and DEVIDA (National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs) that promotes the entrepreneurship of communities in the Peruvian jungle. 

December 5, 2014

Peru’s 1.35 million hectare Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) has been approved for the Amazon’s largest loan by a private investment fund, secured by carbon credits to promote forest conservation and sustainable agro-forestry.

The deal was unveiled by Peru’s Environment Vice-Minister, Gabriel Quijandría, the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, and the Sernanp director, Pedro Gamboa, in a joint announcement at the U.N. climate talks.

December 3, 2014

A lot of expectation was created around the Amazon Gold documentary screening, which shows the cruel reality of the illegal mined gold in Madre de Dios, Peru.

The documentary was seen on December 2nd at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) in two different venues: at noon for the general public at Vivero auditorium, and in the afternoon at Pentagonito for environmental leaders.

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