PERU
FACTS
Health workers: <50
Cumulative: Approx. 200
Mission status: Inactive
AGREEMENTS
MOST RECENT AGREEMENT
DURATION: 2 years
STARTED: July 2013
AGREEMENT SIGNER: Peruvian
Ministry of Health
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Geographic areas: Pisco, Ica, Piura,
Cutervo, Cuzco, Ayacucho, Huancano, Socota and Áncash
Health areas:
General comprehensive medicine,
intensive medicine, OBG/YN,
obstetrics, pediatrics, internal
medicine, epidemiology,
ophthalmology, and nursing
professionals
Contracts obtained: NO
Agreements obtained: Yes
Current facts:
• Active personnel: NO
• Defected: Not available
• Did not return to Cuba: Not
available
• Prohibited from returning to Cuba: Not available
Official statistics available: Yes
Most relevant violations: Not available

SUMMARY

Cuba’s medical collaboration with Peru goes back to the arrival of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, which specializes in disaster and epidemic situations, in the South American nation following earthquakes in 1970 and 2007. Between 2008 and 2012, three medical brigades arrived; these were sent to the southern regions of Pisco and Ica, and were also present in Cutervo province. In addition, a contingent of ophthalmologists was assigned to Cuzco between 2009 and 2012. From 2014 to 2016, 42 Cuban doctors provided advisory services to improve public health policies, health professionals’ development, and transfer of technologies. The Peruvian government paid 5,000 soles per month (1,785 USD) for each doctor, reaching 7,000 soles at one point, for lodging, food, transportation, and benefits — a much higher salary than the minimum, which is just over 900 soles (300 USD). However, the authors have yet to determine the amount that the doctors received. In 2017, following several devastating floods, Cuban medical professionals returned to Peru for two months. In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Cuba has offered to send 30 medical professionals to Peru.

DOCUMENTED CASES

Anonymous: None
Documented violations: No
Not anonymous: None
Public (media): None
Findings: Not available

NAMES OF CHIEFS OF MISSIONS

Not available

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