States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration
Indigenous men and women of Nuñoa in Puno, Peru, spin and weave garments based on the fiber of the alpacas. Credit: SGP-GEF-UNDP Peru/Enrique Castro-MendívilBy UN experts* on Indigenous PeoplesGENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 8 2018 (IPS)States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands: “In many parts of the world, i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UN experts on Indigenous Peoples Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Education Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Day of the World's Indig Source Type: news

On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller
After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she was (after a little encouragement) happy to share some parting thoughts about her time as a prolific and multi-talented Cochrane contributor.  Elaine Beller is widely recognised as having an amazing ability to analyse and explain the most complex of matters a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Violence experiences in childhood and adolescence among gay men and transgender women living in Per ú: a qualitative exploration - Juárez-Chávez E, Cooney EE, Hidalgo A, Sanchez J, Poteat T.
The overall goal of this study was to qualitatively explore the different types of violence experienced by gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) living in Peru during childhood and adolescence, as well as their potential consequences and sources of prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Between remembering and forgetting the years of political violence: psychosocial impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru - Espinosa A, P áez D, Velázquez T, Cueto RM, Seminario E, Sandoval S, Reátegui F, Jave I.
This article analyzes the association between knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), evaluation of TRC's achievements, experience of victimization, attitudes toward remembering and forgetting past political violence, perceptions of soc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme
Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of maca root?
Maca root comes from Peru and is a common cooking ingredient in that region. Maca root may have a range of health benefits, especially for endurance and sexual health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind these claims, as well as whether there are any risks to taking it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment: examining transitions in suicidal behaviors among pregnant women in Per ú - Levey EJ, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Zhong QY, Williams MA, Gelaye B.
The goals of this research were to characterize suicidal behavior among a cohort of pregnant Peruvian women and identify risk factors for transitions between behaviors. The World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview suicide ques... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The World Cup... of quitting smoking! Peru would win
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers mocked-up the results using official statistics on the decline in smoking rates across all 32 competing nations between 2000 and 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The guinea pig at the Last Supper | Brief letters
Animal iconography | Ladybirds ’ absence | Measuring space gloop | Nat King Cole’s Route 66 | Morris mushrooms“I’m looking for the wombat in the altarpiece now,” says Heather Dalton, the historian who found a cockatoo in a 16th-century Italian altarpiece created long before Captain Cook washed up in Australia (Report, 27 June). She might enjoy the 17th-century painting of the Last Supper in Cuzco Cathedral in Peru, which shows a festive spread of wine, bread, fruit and, at the very centre of the painting, a roast guinea pig.Professor Rebecca EarleUniversity of Warwick• I have seen a few w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Art Animals Insects Space Pop and rock Motoring Wildlife Butterflies Chuck Berry The Rolling Stones Environment Art and design World news Science Source Type: news

Image of the Day: X-Ray Vision
Using a unique microscope, researchers looked inside a yet-to-be identified pseudoscorpion from Peru. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

From state agencies to ordinary citizens: reframing risk-mitigation investments and their impact to disrupt urban risk traps in Lima, Peru - Allen A, Zilbert Soto L, Wesely J, Belkow T, Ferro V, Lambert R, Langdown I, Samanam ú A.
The understanding of linkages between disaster risk and urban development has seen important advances in recent decades. However, it falls short in addressing the production and reproduction of so-called urban "risk traps", which are accumulation cycles of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered
(American Museum of Natural History) New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new species, most of which are considered endangered or vulnerable, are described today in the journal Zookeys, which also includes a new evolutionary tree for the diverse group of snail eaters in Central and South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Holes in the head
(University of Miami) UM neurorehabilitation expert Dr. David S. Kushner, who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building peace through postconflict youth: an exploratory analysis of the relationship between human rights and citizenship for Peruvian adolescents - Velez GM.
Previous research has demonstrated that (re)building an active civic culture and support for human rights are prevalent goals in postconflict countries (Leidner& Li, 2015; Quaynor, 2012). This research report builds on previous work by exploring the relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Micro-CT reveals hawk mummy is actually a human fetus
When an international team of researchers acquired micro-CT scans of what they...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut CT provides fresh revelations about ancient Egypt (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Families slept on hospital floors until doctor started a shelter
As part of his medical training, Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong spent time doing rounds in hospitals throughout Lima, the capital of Peru. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru ’ s Poor and Disabled Struggle in the Shadows
The post Peru’s Poor and Disabled Struggle in the Shadows appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Disability rights Peru Source Type: news

Suicide risk associated with bullying and depression in high school - Sandoval Ato R, Vilela Estrada MA, Mejia CR, Caballero Alvarado J.
The objective was to determine whether suici de risk was associated with bullying and depression in h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ULB archaeologists discover a 1,000-year-old mummy in Peru
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) A team from the Universit é libre de Bruxelles's centre for archaeological research (CReA-Patrimoine) has completed a significant excavation in Pachacamac, Peru, where they have discovered an intact mummy in especially good condition. Pachacamac's status as a Pre-Colombian pilgrimage site under the Inca empire. is confirmed by further evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High altitude may have driven short stature in Peruvians
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pennisi, E. Tags: Anthropology, Genetics, Latin American News In Depth Source Type: news

Natural disasters and their impact on mental health. Discussion in the Peruvian context - Caycho-Rodr íguez T, Barboza-Palomino M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Peru hikes taxes on sodas, alcohol, cigarettes and dirty cars
LIMA (Reuters) - The Peruvian government hiked excise taxes on sugary drinks, alcohol, cigarettes and polluting cars on Thursday in a bid to tackle public health problems linked to obesity and cancer while shoring up public resources. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Peru declares alert over suspected Guillain-Barre outbreak
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has declared a national epidemiological alert to contain what appears to be an outbreak of the rare Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is associated with the Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru
Researchers believe the 140 children were sacrificed 550 years ago by the Chim ú civilisation as floods ravaged the coastlineArchaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world ’s largest single case of child sacrifice.The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Archaeology Peru Americas Science Anthropology Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 2
April 27, 2018Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We'll  move forward anyway.Remember the last time you walked up to a door and pulled on it, only to find you were supposed to push?I hate that. We all hate that. Especially when it ’s a door we’ve been through before, and we should have remembered how it worked, and great, probably everybody saw us.Unfortunately, our memories are just not very reliable. This is what user experience and game design expertCelia Hodent told us today on the second and final day ofSwitchPoint 2018. Good design can overcome some of our deficiencies &mdash...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Archaeologists May Have Found the World ’s Largest Known Child Sacrifice Site in Peru
Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered what could be the site of the largest known instance of child sacrifice in the Americas, and perhaps even the world. The remains of more than 140 children and 200 young llamas were found under residential compounds outside the city of Trujillo, in Peru’s northwest, National Geographic reports. The site is a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chan Chan. The victims appear to have been part of a ritual sacrifice that took place nearly 550 years ago when the Chimú Empire ruled the area, archaeologists said. Most of the children at the site — known as ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kamakshi Ayyar Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Peru Source Type: news

Peruvian lynching death underscores risk of trip into jungle and mind
The lynching of a Canadian in a Peruvian jungle town highlights the dangers associated the unregulated growth of the ayahuasca healing industry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

One year later, flood-affected women in Peru struggle for protection and reproductive health care
LAMBAYEQUE, PERU – When floodwaters engulfed the ĺllimo district on 14 March 2017, Lily Silva Aricoché led her family and neighbours to safety. During the months that followed, shecoordinated assistance to flood survivors– including protection from the rising violence that threatened women in temporary shelters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Cooperative decision-making and intimate partner violence in Peru - Svec J, Andic T.
Using the continuous Demographic and Health Surveys (2005-2012) for Peru, we employ multinomial logistic regression estimates to assess risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). Using empowerment and gender frameworks for IPV, we find that women making mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with drug use before imprisonment in Peru - Hern ández-Vásquez A, Núñez S, Santero M, Grendas L, Huarez B, Vilcarromero S, Casas-Bendezú M, Braun S, Cortés S, Rosselli D.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of drug abuse before prison admission and to identify associated sociodemographic and family history risk factors, according to gender, in prisons of Peru. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A secondary analysis was carried ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family support networks in Peruvian barrios help to prevent child labor
(University of Seville) A survey carried out among parents in high-risk contexts shows that schools in barrios on the outskirts of Lima are a central part of life of the community, as they allow families from the district to start and develop relationships with each other; and they serve as points of access for valuable resources from outside the barrio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth International ’s SwitchPoint Conference to Spotlight New and Creative Advances in Social Good
Roya Mahboob presents at SwitchPoint 2017. Photo by Ted Richardson for IntraHealth International.April 12, 2018 Chapel Hill, NCOn April 26-27, experts and pioneers from humanitarian efforts around the world will come together in Saxapahaw, NC, for IntraHealth International ’s 7th annualSwitchPoint conference.SwitchPoint brings together hundreds of leaders in global health, humanitarian response, technology, media, and more to report on advances in social good across disciplines and to seed ideas and partnerships for future collaborations. The event will feature more than 30 stage talks by speakers from IBM, Faceboo...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Peace Festival: An evening of art, film and discussion about conflict
In August 2017, peace activists from Peru and Colombia gathered in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to discuss the ways in which they had used art and creativity to tell stories about the history of conflict in their countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Hispanic, Portuguese, Latin American; Press Release Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Inkas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Incas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

InspireMD wins Peruvian nod for CGuard, MGuard
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) said yesterday it won regulatory approval from Peru’s Ministry of Health for its CGuard embolic prevention system and MGuard Prime. The Israel-based company said it inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Peru-based medical device distributor Dispositivos Medicos E.I.R.L. “We have been working closely with InspireMD in order to educate key opinion leaders and top hospital chains in preparation for marketing clearance, which we have now secured. The clinical data from both of these products is quite impressive and we expect our physicians to start using the products very qu...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance InspireMD Source Type: news

Impact of violence against women on severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit, including neonatal outcomes: a case-control study protocol in a tertiary healthcare facility in Lima, Peru - Ayala Quintanilla BP, Pollock WE, McDonald SJ, Taft AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Preventing and reducing violence against women (VAW) and maternal mortality are Sustainable Development Goals. Worldwide, the maternal mortality ratio has fallen about 44% in the last 25 years, and for one maternal death there are many women ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Overweight women are more likely to develop anxiety, study suggests  
A study by researchers in Peru found that middle-aged women with more abdominal fat are more likely to have anxiety, flipping the previous notion that anxiety causes over-eating on its head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Securitisation and militias during civil war in Peru - Mucha W.
The article analyses the effects of the rhetoric and politics of security on everyday lives in indigenous communities during civil war in Peru, 1980-1995. The article draws attention to the rise of accidental killings, intra- and inter-communal rivalry and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine recently renewed its partnership agreement with Hospital Cayetano Heredia—a public university hospital in Lima, Peru, which serves as a national reference hospital in the country and is one of the leading clinical teaching and research institutions in Peru. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education Improving Lives News Center for Health Equity global health partnership Peru South America Source Type: news

Teen moms in Peru pinpoint need for sexuality education, health services
LIMA, Peru –" I became pregnant at 14 years old, ” Angie told UNFPA. Now 19, she lives with her son in a low-income area on the margins of Peru’s capital, Lima, in the densely populated Villa El Salvador District.Angie recalls that she did not have the information she needed to avoid pregnancy. “I did not know about contraceptive methods. At high school, I still had not been given talks.”Jazmin, another young woman in Villa El Salvador District, says she also became pregnant at a young age. She became a mother at 17. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations that could be harmful to their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news