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Minsa will fund 12 projects to strengthen the care model in Native communities

The Comprehensive and Intercultural care model will prioritize and fund 12 projects to improve services for the indigenous population in the Loretan basins of the Pastaza, Corrientes, Tigre, Marañón and Chambira rivers, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) said today.

The initiatives were selected during the Intercultural family and Community Health diploma (Profam), promoted by Minsa, through the Directorate of Indigenous and Indigenous Peoples.

The training was attended by health personnel from the 54 establishments located in the five basins, and 137 medical workers, including doctors, nurses, Obstetricians and nurses, graduated.

The aim is to ensure that the health care provided to the inhabitants of the Native communities is developed with cultural relevance, by linking western medicine with traditional medicine.

This will improve adherence to treatment for diseases prevalent in the area, such as malaria, hepatitis B and HIV / AIDS.

Trained health personnel will also contribute to cross-sectoral efforts to reduce anaemia and chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age.

In that line, strengthen the health education and disseminate the benefits of the inputs (multimicronutrientes and food) that the Moh and other sectors distributed in these areas to ensure the effectiveness of interventions in health.


Ministerial Resolution No. 594-2017 / Minsa approved the technical document “model for comprehensive and Intercultural health care in the Pastaza, Corrientes, Tigre, Marañón and Chambira river basins in the Loreto region 2017-2021”.

The overall objective is to provide comprehensive, timely, quality, culturally relevant health care that will generate confidence and credibility among indigenous populations in these basins.

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