Peru

  1. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women worldwide, with over 2 million new cases occurring in 2018. More than 625,000 women die every year from breast cancer. Although mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer detection, due to lack of resources it is not accessible in many LMIC health systems. The good news is that there is an alternative approach that is able to detect cancer at earlier stages and increase women’s chances of being treated and living longer lives. This fact sheet describes how PATH has developed an integrated model for early detection focused on more efficient use of resources that are currently available in low-resource areas.
    Published: September 2018
    Type: Resource Page
  2. Our partnerships with the Peruvian government and local cancer organization bring early breast cancer detection to women in their communities.
    Published: January 2018
    Type: Article
  3. In Peru, a new approach to delivering breast cancer care shows potential to save thousands of women’s lives.
    Published: October 2016
    Type: Article
  4. PATH's Community-Based Program for Breast Health expands breast-cancer care to women in low-resource settings in Peru. Together with our partners, we have tested and implemented novel approaches for the early detection, diagnosis, and care of women with breast cancer in the northern La Libertad region of Peru.
    Published: August 2016
    Type: Resource Page
  5. Her grandmother, a pioneering midwife in Peru, inspired Milka Dinev’s lifelong passion for reproductive health.
    Published: July 2016
    Type: Article
  6. Over the past 15 years, PATH has worked in low-and middle-income countries, including Ghana, Peru, Rwanda, and Ukraine, to evaluate and strengthen breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We use our technical capacity, country presence, and extensive global and in-country networks to pursue culturally appropriate programmatic and technological innovations to extend survival and improve quality of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Published: May 2016
    Type: Resource Page
  7. Empowerment plays a strong role in the treatment of women’s cancers by reducing disparities in health care access.
    Published: January 2016
    Type: Article
  8. In Peru, one extraordinary staff member leads a breast cancer screening program, and her work is helping thousands.
    Published: November 2015
    Type: Article
  9. In 2006, UNICEF, the Peruvian Ministry of Health, and PATH performed an evaluation in Peru to assess perceptions of acceptability and safety of automatic retractable syringes in an immunization setting and their affect on waste disposal. The evaluation showed that retractable syringes were seen as a reliable, easy-to-use, preferred alternative to standard disposables in the campaign setting. The evaluation also found that retractable syringes have the potential to improve the safe management of sharps waste.
    Published: October 2008
    Type: Resource Page
  10. Direct Relief International among relief groups helping in earthquake zone
    Published: August 2007
    Type: Announcement