Government Announces Huge Health Sector Reforms in Peru

Peruvians are finally witnessing historic reform measures in the health sector. Primarily, the measures developed are aimed at improving the health status of the population, recognizing health as a fundamental right of every citizen and State guarantee for the protection of health, without any discrimination, to all persons at all stages of life. Read more..

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Receiving Yellow Fever Vaccinations Upon Arrival in Peru

So if you are like me, your travel plans unfold as they come along. However, there are certain things that really should be taken care of in advance. I recently arrived to Lima and know that my travels will be taking me to Puerto Maldonado, through Bolivia, and then for an extended stay in Iguazú, Argentina. This means potential exposure to Yellow Fever, a vaccine I did not receive in advance. Peru doesn’t require the Yellow Fever vaccine, but not having it puts you at risk. [Continue reading…]

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Dealing with Soroche aka The Worst Feeling Ever

This past Tuesday I thought I could outwit and outlast the dreaded altitude sickness or soroche, as it is known to the people of the Andes, for a lucky third time in a row when myself along with two new Karikuy volunteers climbed to Marcahuasi at a whopping 13,000ft. However in Tuesday’s struggle of me vs. nature, nature in all her glory got the best of me and won the battle. [Continue reading…]

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