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Last updated: January 18, 2022

January 13, 2022

USAID in alliance with the NGO Partners in Health donated a new medicinal oxygen generating plant which will be installed in the Belén Hospital in Trujillo, in the La Libertad region.

ALLIANCE FOR THE AMAZON AGAINST COVID-19
January 7, 2022

Mitigate the adverse social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations in Perú, particularly within indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon is critical. USAID and the Alliance support the Government of Perú to adequately respond to COVID- 19 crisis, particularly in under-resourced Amazon regions of Perú.

This activity seeks to reduce the impacts of the disease through an approach that integrates communication for behavior change / social change and the active participation of the organized community.

Likewise, orientation, counseling and emotional containment services will be provided to the most vulnerable populations, and economic recovery initiatives will be supported for families living in communities in priority geographic areas, taking into account their needs and idiosyncrasies.

 

ALLIANCE WITH PARTNERS IN HEALTH
January 7, 2022

USAID partnership 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 $8,261,090 investment from USAID mobilizes additional $1 million from Boston-based Partners in Health.

Peruvian Amazon Rainforest
November 6, 2021

Important progress has been made on the expansion of protected areas and indigenous reserves and putting in place important policy and monitoring instruments. Norway announces a payment of USD 10 million to Peru as part of the existing climate and forest partnership for achieved policy milestones. The payment will be made as soon as Peru has established its REDD+ financial mechanism and the plan for implementation.

October 13, 2021

The USAID Catalyze Peru initiative was launched and will mobilize more than US $100 million in investment and private financing for companies and projects in the Amazon region.
The launch event was attended by the United States Ambassador to Peru, Lisa Kenna, and the Minister of Production, José Incio Sánchez.

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