ALLIANCE WITH PARTNERS IN HEALTH

USAID partner with Socios en Salud, the Peruvian affiliate of the U.S. non-profit organization Partners In Health, responds to COVID-19 in Peru.

This Alliance supports aggressive contact tracing, community mobilization, and systematic screening and isolation to prevent community spread of COVID-19. The $2.9 million investment from USAID mobilizes additional $1 million from Boston-based Partners In Health.

HOW DOES THE ACTIVITY WORK?

The Alliance supports the administration of 36,000 COVID-19 tests (with private funds) for the most vulnerable populations, provides 450,000 teleconsultations through a medical call center, and activates a community health worker network to safely conduct 18,000 outreach visits to identify families in need of clinical and social support. Activities are focused on high-risk regions for COVID-19, including Lima and Northern Coast and Amazon jungle regions of Peru, as prioritized by Peru’s Ministry of Health.

RESULTS ACHIEVED

  • 10 rapid response teams to perform epidemiological surveillance and contact tracing: five in the Integrated Health Networks Directorate (DIRIS) Lima Norte, and five in DIRIS Lima Este
  • 8,647 rapid tests performed
  • 360 molecular tests performed in support of DIRIS Lima Norte
  • Improved capacities to provide oxygen therapy in six hospitals (in Lima, Lambayeque, San Martin and Ica).
  • Attended 51,000 non-COVID and 12,400 COVID medicine teleconsultations
  • A mental health chat-bot implemented: 1,200 persons screened, 916 of whom were identified as suffering a mental issue, 591 of the latter received psychological first aid.
  • 20 Community Health Workers in activity conducted 4,528 house visits and screened 10,988 persons.
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Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

Last updated: August 10, 2020