Peru’s Health Minister, Oscar Ugarte, reported that his office will strengthen preventive actions against acute respiratory infections (ARI) in the highlands of Puno.
The main goal is treating and avoiding pneumonia cases, especially in children under five years.
Ugarte expressed his concerns because the inmunization campaign against A influenza that the Ministry has launched has not actually reached more than 10% of the targeted population so far.
However, he noted that the most important issue at the moment is to reinforce preventive actions.
On this regard, Peruvian bloggers have started a “Campaña por los niños del Perú” solidarity campaign, in order to collect winter clothes and to get more help for the children in the highlands.
Have other topics you’d like to see in our news section? If you or someone you know would like to contribute a news article to Living in Peru, whether it’s translated or based on a personal investigation, send it to email@example.com.